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IU Health Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center

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Important COVID-19 Notice:

For the safety of our patients and team members, we are making important changes to our Indiana University Health office locations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Until further notice, there is limited guest access to this location.

To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our part to keep you and our healthcare professionals safe and healthy.

Learning you have cancer is life-changing for you and your family. The experience of diagnosis and treatment is always personal.

At IU Health Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center in Carmel, we help you focus on all aspects of your health. We want to ensure you’re getting the best cancer care.

We bring together a diverse team of cancer experts. This includes surgeons, oncologists, immunologists, nurses, nutritionists and social workers. Together, we can help you manage your whole health.

Cancer treatment may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy or the latest targeted therapies. It also includes management of side effects and emotional aspects of care. Our team is here to support you through your healing process, no matter what you experience along the way.

When it comes to cancer, finding the right treatment is one of the most important aspects of your care. We’ll make a care plan together with you. This includes assessing your type and stage of cancer and talking to you about your goals. Based on this and other information, we’ll decide on your treatment options together.

We work with thousands of patients with cancer. That gives us insight and expertise with even some of the rarest forms of cancer.

Cancer treatment is always evolving. Staying up to date with the latest advances means your care is personalized for you. Advanced therapies offered through IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center include:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology with infusion services
  • Surgical oncology
  • Patient navigation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Additional support services

You’ll also have access to support services, including a pharmacy and laboratory.

Our Approach to Cancer Care

Cancer treatment may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy or the latest targeted therapies. It also includes management of side effects and emotional aspects of care. Our team is here to support you through your healing process, no matter what you experience along the way.

When it comes to cancer, finding the right treatment is one of the most important aspects of your care. We’ll make a care plan together with you. This includes assessing your type and stage of cancer and talking to you about your goals. Based on this and other information, we’ll decide on your treatment options together.

We work with thousands of patients with cancer. That gives us insight and expertise with even some of the rarest forms of cancer.

Cancer treatment is always evolving. Staying up to date with the latest advances means your care is personalized for you. Advanced therapies offered through IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center include:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology with infusion services
  • Surgical oncology
  • Patient navigation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Additional support services

You’ll also have access to support services, including a pharmacy and laboratory.

Our state-of-the-art facility was designed for patients with input by patients. You’ll have access to the following features:

  • Radiation treatment spaces with natural lighting to help you relax while receiving treatment.
  • Private infusion rooms with chairs and seating for family and friends.
  • A health and wellness center to address your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs during cancer care.
  • A healing garden with plants and water features to reduce stress and encourage hope.
  • An adolescent and young adult center with services and care specially designed for cancer patients age 15 to 39
  • A same-day practice for times during treatment when you need care right away.

Cancer Services in Carmel, IN

Our state-of-the-art facility was designed for patients with input by patients. You’ll have access to the following features:

  • Radiation treatment spaces with natural lighting to help you relax while receiving treatment.
  • Private infusion rooms with chairs and seating for family and friends.
  • A health and wellness center to address your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs during cancer care.
  • A healing garden with plants and water features to reduce stress and encourage hope.
  • An adolescent and young adult center with services and care specially designed for cancer patients age 15 to 39
  • A same-day practice for times during treatment when you need care right away.

When you visit the IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center, you'll find cancer care as convenient as it is leading-edge. You'll work directly with a cancer nurse navigator. Your nurse navigator will help you schedule appointments, help with insurance and connect you with valuable resources.

You’ll meet an entire team of experts, from diagnostic technicians to oncologists and surgeons. Your team has expertise treating many types of cancer, including advanced-stage and complex cases. You’ll also have access to many others, including genetic counselors, nutritionists and physical therapists. Together, we will guide you through your experience, step-by-step.

Parking

IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center is located next to IU Health North Hospital. Parking is free. Surface parking lots are located conveniently near the entrance to help you get to your destination quickly. Once inside the cancer center, our staff at the Welcome Desk will be happy to help you.

Download parking map (PDF)

Valet Parking

Free valet parking services are available at IU Health North Hospital entrance B (north). This service is available to patients and guests. It is a covered drop-off area, so you are free from the weather. No gratuities or tips accepted.

Visitor Information

We know that having family and friends with you is important to the healing process.

Many patients with cancer have immune systems that are not at full strength. We must take extra care to reduce their exposure to infection.

For that reason, there are more restrictions in the clinical areas of the cancer center.

When can guests visit?

Healthy adults may go with patients to their appointments and treatments. At times, we may limit the number of visitors in treatment areas.

Our goal is to ensure the comfort of other patients and the ability of staff to provide safe treatment. Please check with a guest relations representative if you have any questions.

Can children come?

Children younger than 14 years of age are not allowed in the infusion or radiation treatment areas.

We welcome children in the waiting area of the cancer center*. They have to be:

  • joined by an adult other than the patient, and
  • screened at the welcome desk

*Children are not allowed in the waiting room when flu restrictions are in place.

If someone is sick, can they visit?

You should not visit if you are sick, especially if you have a sore throat, cold or fever. This is to protect our patients.

    Amenities

    Dining

    Follow the connector from the cancer center to dining options at IU Health North Hospital. Visit the Welcome Desk for a full list of restaurants near the hospital.

    Pharmacy services

    For patients having an infusion, IU Health North Hospital Retail Pharmacy offers delivery of any supportive prescribed medications. This service is offered at no extra cost to you besides your normal copay.

    Gift shop

    The IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center Gift Shop offers unique gifts including jewelry, home decor and books. We also have snacks, candy and a selection of cancer survivor-themed merchandise.

    The gift shop is located on the first floor of the facility. It is at the end of the connector from IU Health North Hospital.

    Proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Riley Cheer Guild and the IU Health Foundation.

    Gift shop hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
    • Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

    Internet services

    The IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center offers free wireless Internet access. The wireless network is available during cancer center hours of 8am-5pm. Please note that IU Health cannot provide technical help for your device or with connecting to the network.

    Lodging

    There are several hotels in the area, including those listed below. Some offer discounts for family and guests of hospital patients. Please contact our Welcome Desk at 317.688.4800 for more information.

    Note: The rates below do not include tax, are subject to blackout dates and may change without notice.

    About Your Visit

    When you visit the IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center, you'll find cancer care as convenient as it is leading-edge. You'll work directly with a cancer nurse navigator. Your nurse navigator will help you schedule appointments, help with insurance and connect you with valuable resources.

    You’ll meet an entire team of experts, from diagnostic technicians to oncologists and surgeons. Your team has expertise treating many types of cancer, including advanced-stage and complex cases. You’ll also have access to many others, including genetic counselors, nutritionists and physical therapists. Together, we will guide you through your experience, step-by-step.

    Parking

    IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center is located next to IU Health North Hospital. Parking is free. Surface parking lots are located conveniently near the entrance to help you get to your destination quickly. Once inside the cancer center, our staff at the Welcome Desk will be happy to help you.

    Download parking map (PDF)

    Valet Parking

    Free valet parking services are available at IU Health North Hospital entrance B (north). This service is available to patients and guests. It is a covered drop-off area, so you are free from the weather. No gratuities or tips accepted.

    Visitor Information

    We know that having family and friends with you is important to the healing process.

    Many patients with cancer have immune systems that are not at full strength. We must take extra care to reduce their exposure to infection.

    For that reason, there are more restrictions in the clinical areas of the cancer center.

    When can guests visit?

    Healthy adults may go with patients to their appointments and treatments. At times, we may limit the number of visitors in treatment areas.

    Our goal is to ensure the comfort of other patients and the ability of staff to provide safe treatment. Please check with a guest relations representative if you have any questions.

    Can children come?

    Children younger than 14 years of age are not allowed in the infusion or radiation treatment areas.

    We welcome children in the waiting area of the cancer center*. They have to be:

    • joined by an adult other than the patient, and
    • screened at the welcome desk

    *Children are not allowed in the waiting room when flu restrictions are in place.

    If someone is sick, can they visit?

    You should not visit if you are sick, especially if you have a sore throat, cold or fever. This is to protect our patients.

      Amenities

      Dining

      Follow the connector from the cancer center to dining options at IU Health North Hospital. Visit the Welcome Desk for a full list of restaurants near the hospital.

      Pharmacy services

      For patients having an infusion, IU Health North Hospital Retail Pharmacy offers delivery of any supportive prescribed medications. This service is offered at no extra cost to you besides your normal copay.

      Gift shop

      The IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center Gift Shop offers unique gifts including jewelry, home decor and books. We also have snacks, candy and a selection of cancer survivor-themed merchandise.

      The gift shop is located on the first floor of the facility. It is at the end of the connector from IU Health North Hospital.

      Proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Riley Cheer Guild and the IU Health Foundation.

      Gift shop hours:
      • Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
      • Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

      Internet services

      The IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center offers free wireless Internet access. The wireless network is available during cancer center hours of 8am-5pm. Please note that IU Health cannot provide technical help for your device or with connecting to the network.

      Lodging

      There are several hotels in the area, including those listed below. Some offer discounts for family and guests of hospital patients. Please contact our Welcome Desk at 317.688.4800 for more information.

      Note: The rates below do not include tax, are subject to blackout dates and may change without notice.

      Comfort Inn

      10201 N. Meridian St.
      Indianapolis, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $83.99
      Newly renovated
      Complimentary breakfast
      Indoor heated pool

      Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel

      9625 N. Meridian St.
      Indianapolis, IN 4628

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $110
      Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
      Complimentary 7-day/week hot foot/cold drink "kickback" (5:30 - 7 pm)

      Fairfield Inn & Suites

      1335 West Main St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $123.00
      Complimentary breakfast, complimentary washer and dryer
      Indoor pool & fitness center

      Hampton Inn Carmel

      251 East Pennsylvania Pkwy.
      Carmel, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $99
      Free shuttle service within five miles
      Full-service restaurant, indoor pool

      Homewood Suites Carmel/Indianapolis

      11355 North Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $119
      Complimentary hot breakfast
      Evening social (Monday - Thursday)

      Renaissance Indianapolis North

      11925 North Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $179 (Monday-Saturday), $149 (Sunday - Monday)
      Full restaurant in hotel
      Indoor pool

      Staybridge Suites Indianapolis - Carmel

      10675 North Pennsylvania St.
      Indianapolis, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $109
      Complimentary hot breakfast daily
      Complimentary evening social reception daily (Monday - Wednesday)

      SpringHill Suites by Marriott

      11855 N. Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      Seasonal rate $89-$109
      Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
      24-hour fitness center and indoor pool

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      Places to Stay

      Comfort Inn

      10201 N. Meridian St.
      Indianapolis, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $83.99
      Newly renovated
      Complimentary breakfast
      Indoor heated pool

      Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel

      9625 N. Meridian St.
      Indianapolis, IN 4628

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $110
      Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
      Complimentary 7-day/week hot foot/cold drink "kickback" (5:30 - 7 pm)

      Fairfield Inn & Suites

      1335 West Main St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $123.00
      Complimentary breakfast, complimentary washer and dryer
      Indoor pool & fitness center

      Hampton Inn Carmel

      251 East Pennsylvania Pkwy.
      Carmel, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $99
      Free shuttle service within five miles
      Full-service restaurant, indoor pool

      Homewood Suites Carmel/Indianapolis

      11355 North Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $119
      Complimentary hot breakfast
      Evening social (Monday - Thursday)

      Renaissance Indianapolis North

      11925 North Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $179 (Monday-Saturday), $149 (Sunday - Monday)
      Full restaurant in hotel
      Indoor pool

      Staybridge Suites Indianapolis - Carmel

      10675 North Pennsylvania St.
      Indianapolis, IN 46280

      Phone
      Amenities:

      $109
      Complimentary hot breakfast daily
      Complimentary evening social reception daily (Monday - Wednesday)

      SpringHill Suites by Marriott

      11855 N. Meridian St.
      Carmel, IN 46032

      Phone
      Amenities:

      Seasonal rate $89-$109
      Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
      24-hour fitness center and indoor pool

      View More

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