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IU Health Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center

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Visitor Restrictions

To protect you and our team, we are taking careful steps for everyone’s safety. Here is what you can expect at your in-office appointment for your safety:

  • Patients may bring up two people with them to a clinic appointment.
  • For infusion patients, one adult visitor may accompany the patient.
  • All visitors must be ages 18 and up.

If you have questions or would like to confirm your appointment, please call your provider’s office.

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.

Pioneering the next generation of care

Our research expertise can offer renewed hope for patients and families and new options in cancer care. Clinical trials are vital to the research for new treatment programs. Learn more about clinical trials with the IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center.

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.

Pioneering the next generation of care

Our research expertise can offer renewed hope for patients and families and new options in cancer care. Clinical trials are vital to the research for new treatment programs. Learn more about clinical trials with the IU Health Schwarz Cancer Center.

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)

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)

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 food/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 food/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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