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IU Health Simon Cancer Center

1030 W Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Established in 1992, the Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. The current name was adopted in 2006 to reflect the philanthropic support of the Melvin and Bren Simon family.

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Healthcare providers at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center not only offer the highest level of personalized patient care but many are engaged in research. As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, the IU Health Simon Cancer Center’s researchers are recognized for meeting rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary cancer research. NCI-designated cancer centers put significant resources into developing research programs, faculty and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Introduction

Healthcare providers at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center not only offer the highest level of personalized patient care but many are engaged in research. As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, the IU Health Simon Cancer Center’s researchers are recognized for meeting rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary cancer research. NCI-designated cancer centers put significant resources into developing research programs, faculty and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Parking Information

Patients may be dropped off or picked up at the main entrance or as directed on the pre-visit information from your doctor’s office. All garages have elevators, stairs and reserved parking spaces for people with special parking needs. They are also van accessible. Garages are always monitored by security officers and cameras.

Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is located next to a busy college campus, so you may need extra time to travel at certain times of the day.

Parking Fees & Payment

Valet

Valet parking is an easy and convenient alternative to parking yourself for a small fee. Valet parking is $10 for patients and $20 for visitors, per day and is available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm at the following locations.

Indiana University Health University Hospital

  • Adult Outpatient Center at IU Health University Hospital  (University Boulevard Entrance)

IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

  • Michigan Street entrance (1030 W. Michigan St.)
  • Barnhill Drive entrance (535 Barnhill Drive)

When you are ready to retrieve your vehicle: Please follow the instructions on your claim ticket to text your ticket number to the phone number on your ticket.  You may then visit the valet cashier window located inside the entrance lobby to pay your fee and collect your vehicle.

Garages

Adult Outpatient Center Garage at IU Health University Hospital

Located on the northeast corner of the hospital next to the IU Health University Hospital main entrance on University Blvd, this garage serves all outpatients, inpatients and hospital visitors.View parking map. For the most up-to-date parking rates, please visit IUPUI Parkings Services

  • 0 - 2 hours - $5
  • 2 - 4 hours - $7
  • 4 - 6 hours - $9
  • 6 - 8 hours - $11
  • 8 - 12 hours - $14
  • 12 - 24 hours - $18
  • Lost Garage Ticket - $18
  • Hamilton Machine (Law School) - $6
  • One Day Guest Permits - $18
  • Meters - $0.75/Hour

IUPUI’s Vermont Street Garage

Located on Vermont Street, one street south of Michigan Street, this garage serves all outpatients, inpatients and hospital visitors. View parking map.  For the most up-to-date parking rates, please visit IUPUI Parkings Services

  • Up to 1 hour - $5
  • 1 - 2 hours - $5.50
  • 2 - 3 hours - $6
  • 3 - 4 hours - $7
  • 4 - 5 hours - $8
  • 5 - 6 hours - $9
  • 6 - 7 hours - $10
  • 7 - 8 hours - $11
  • 8 - 9 hours - $12
  • 9 - 10 hours - $13
  • 10 - 11 hours - $14
  • 11 - 12 hours - $15
  • 12 to 24 hours - $17
  • Lost Garage Ticket - $17
  • Hamilton Machine (Law School) - $6
  • One Day Guest Permits - $17
  • Meters - $0.75/Hour

Discounts

Monthly Pass

Family and visitors who have a loved one at any IU Health facility for a long-term stay may purchase a monthly parking pass for either surface lots or garages from IUPUI Parking Services. More information can be found at IUPUI Parkings Services.

Transportation Options

Below you will find a variety of transportation options to get you around the IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center campus and other Indianapolis destinations.

IndyGo

IndyGo is Indianapolis’s public transportation system, providing residents and visitors with a variety of different bus routes to get them to where they need to go.

There are several bus routes with stops near IU Health Simon Cancer Center. For questions regarding the best route for you, please call the IndyGo Customer Call Center where staff members can assist with questions, ticketing, trip planning and route detours and delays. Spanish speaking representatives are available as well as a language line with more than 170 other languages.

IndyGo Customer Service Call Center
317.635.3344
Call-in Hours: Weekdays, 7 am – 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - noon

Taxi Service

If you or your loved one is in need of Indianapolis taxi service, call 317.487.7777 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

People Mover

The Indiana University Health People Mover is the elevated train that transports patients, families and IU Health team members – free of charge – between Indiana University Health Methodist and Indiana University Health University hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. The train runs from 5:30 am to 10 pm daily, arriving every eight minutes. After 10 pm, the train can be called to your location by pushing a button, similar to an elevator.

The People Mover station at IU Health University Hospital can be accessed by taking the elevator to the second floor and following the directional signs to the station.

Indiana University Health Shuttle

In the event that the IU Health People Mover is down, there is a complimentary IU Health shuttle service to transport patients, families and IU Health team members among IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Please visit the nearest information desk and speak with one of our guest relations staff for more information about the IU Health Shuttle.

If you are a cancer patient who lives in Marion County and you do not have transportation to your appointments, please contact Little Red Door at 317.925.5595.

Visitor Information

Our healthcare team understands that having family and friends around is important to the healing process. Your family is welcome anytime, but we do ask guests to follow the guidelines below.
When can guests visit?

Hours are different for each unit, so you will need to check with your nurse or a guest relations representative for specific visiting hours on a unit.  Please note that these may change based on a patient’s condition or scheduled tests. There may be special guidelines for coming or staying after 9 pm.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a guest relations team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than 14 years must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient at all times. Some units may require health screens or have other limitations on children visiting.

If someone is sick, can they visit?

For your protection, people should not visit if they are sick, especially if they have a sore throat, cold or fever.

Is smoking allowed?

All Indiana University Health facilities are smoke-free. For the safety of everyone, smoking is not allowed in any IU Health building or on the grounds.

What is the alcohol and drug policy at IU Health?

All IU Health facilities are alcohol and drug-free.

What is the IU Health firearm policy?

It is the policy of Indiana University Health that no one, other than IU Health Security Officers or on-duty Law Enforcement Officers, carry or have in their possession a firearm or weapon while in a IU Health facility. Law enforcement officers should check in with IU Health Security if they plan to carry on premises.

Information

Parking Information

Patients may be dropped off or picked up at the main entrance or as directed on the pre-visit information from your doctor’s office. All garages have elevators, stairs and reserved parking spaces for people with special parking needs. They are also van accessible. Garages are always monitored by security officers and cameras.

Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is located next to a busy college campus, so you may need extra time to travel at certain times of the day.

Parking Fees & Payment

Valet

Valet parking is an easy and convenient alternative to parking yourself for a small fee. Valet parking is $10 for patients and $20 for visitors, per day and is available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm at the following locations.

Indiana University Health University Hospital

  • Adult Outpatient Center at IU Health University Hospital  (University Boulevard Entrance)

IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

  • Michigan Street entrance (1030 W. Michigan St.)
  • Barnhill Drive entrance (535 Barnhill Drive)

When you are ready to retrieve your vehicle: Please follow the instructions on your claim ticket to text your ticket number to the phone number on your ticket.  You may then visit the valet cashier window located inside the entrance lobby to pay your fee and collect your vehicle.

Garages

Adult Outpatient Center Garage at IU Health University Hospital

Located on the northeast corner of the hospital next to the IU Health University Hospital main entrance on University Blvd, this garage serves all outpatients, inpatients and hospital visitors.View parking map. For the most up-to-date parking rates, please visit IUPUI Parkings Services

  • 0 - 2 hours - $5
  • 2 - 4 hours - $7
  • 4 - 6 hours - $9
  • 6 - 8 hours - $11
  • 8 - 12 hours - $14
  • 12 - 24 hours - $18
  • Lost Garage Ticket - $18
  • Hamilton Machine (Law School) - $6
  • One Day Guest Permits - $18
  • Meters - $0.75/Hour

IUPUI’s Vermont Street Garage

Located on Vermont Street, one street south of Michigan Street, this garage serves all outpatients, inpatients and hospital visitors. View parking map.  For the most up-to-date parking rates, please visit IUPUI Parkings Services

  • Up to 1 hour - $5
  • 1 - 2 hours - $5.50
  • 2 - 3 hours - $6
  • 3 - 4 hours - $7
  • 4 - 5 hours - $8
  • 5 - 6 hours - $9
  • 6 - 7 hours - $10
  • 7 - 8 hours - $11
  • 8 - 9 hours - $12
  • 9 - 10 hours - $13
  • 10 - 11 hours - $14
  • 11 - 12 hours - $15
  • 12 to 24 hours - $17
  • Lost Garage Ticket - $17
  • Hamilton Machine (Law School) - $6
  • One Day Guest Permits - $17
  • Meters - $0.75/Hour

Discounts

Monthly Pass

Family and visitors who have a loved one at any IU Health facility for a long-term stay may purchase a monthly parking pass for either surface lots or garages from IUPUI Parking Services. More information can be found at IUPUI Parkings Services.

Transportation Options

Below you will find a variety of transportation options to get you around the IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center campus and other Indianapolis destinations.

IndyGo

IndyGo is Indianapolis’s public transportation system, providing residents and visitors with a variety of different bus routes to get them to where they need to go.

There are several bus routes with stops near IU Health Simon Cancer Center. For questions regarding the best route for you, please call the IndyGo Customer Call Center where staff members can assist with questions, ticketing, trip planning and route detours and delays. Spanish speaking representatives are available as well as a language line with more than 170 other languages.

IndyGo Customer Service Call Center
317.635.3344
Call-in Hours: Weekdays, 7 am – 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - noon

Taxi Service

If you or your loved one is in need of Indianapolis taxi service, call 317.487.7777 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

People Mover

The Indiana University Health People Mover is the elevated train that transports patients, families and IU Health team members – free of charge – between Indiana University Health Methodist and Indiana University Health University hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. The train runs from 5:30 am to 10 pm daily, arriving every eight minutes. After 10 pm, the train can be called to your location by pushing a button, similar to an elevator.

The People Mover station at IU Health University Hospital can be accessed by taking the elevator to the second floor and following the directional signs to the station.

Indiana University Health Shuttle

In the event that the IU Health People Mover is down, there is a complimentary IU Health shuttle service to transport patients, families and IU Health team members among IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Please visit the nearest information desk and speak with one of our guest relations staff for more information about the IU Health Shuttle.

If you are a cancer patient who lives in Marion County and you do not have transportation to your appointments, please contact Little Red Door at 317.925.5595.

Visitor Information

Our healthcare team understands that having family and friends around is important to the healing process. Your family is welcome anytime, but we do ask guests to follow the guidelines below.
When can guests visit?

Hours are different for each unit, so you will need to check with your nurse or a guest relations representative for specific visiting hours on a unit.  Please note that these may change based on a patient’s condition or scheduled tests. There may be special guidelines for coming or staying after 9 pm.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a guest relations team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than 14 years must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient at all times. Some units may require health screens or have other limitations on children visiting.

If someone is sick, can they visit?

For your protection, people should not visit if they are sick, especially if they have a sore throat, cold or fever.

Is smoking allowed?

All Indiana University Health facilities are smoke-free. For the safety of everyone, smoking is not allowed in any IU Health building or on the grounds.

What is the alcohol and drug policy at IU Health?

All IU Health facilities are alcohol and drug-free.

What is the IU Health firearm policy?

It is the policy of Indiana University Health that no one, other than IU Health Security Officers or on-duty Law Enforcement Officers, carry or have in their possession a firearm or weapon while in a IU Health facility. Law enforcement officers should check in with IU Health Security if they plan to carry on premises.

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Within the building, there are a variety of food choices, as well as a gift shop, ATMs and a convenient pharmacy.

In addition to the interactive public areas, there are numerous private spaces for personal reflection.  Infusion areas for outpatient chemotherapy feature various comfort details, including fireplaces, expansive windows and privacy screens. On the inpatient floor, we have a family laundry room, family shower room and children’s play area for the convenience of patients and their families.

The following areas can be found on the specified floors.

Places to Eat in the Hospital

At Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, guests are welcome to order a meal and dine with you in your room. To order a guest meal, guests should visit the Patio View Café and purchase a guest meal. Guest meals may be ordered to arrive with your meal. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Amenities

Within the building, there are a variety of food choices, as well as a gift shop, ATMs and a convenient pharmacy.

In addition to the interactive public areas, there are numerous private spaces for personal reflection.  Infusion areas for outpatient chemotherapy feature various comfort details, including fireplaces, expansive windows and privacy screens. On the inpatient floor, we have a family laundry room, family shower room and children’s play area for the convenience of patients and their families.

The following areas can be found on the specified floors.

Places to Eat in the Hospital

At Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, guests are welcome to order a meal and dine with you in your room. To order a guest meal, guests should visit the Patio View Café and purchase a guest meal. Guest meals may be ordered to arrive with your meal. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

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Indiana University Health coordinates with organizations to help you find a comfortable place to stay during your treatment.

ProCare Hotels

IU Health and ProCare Network have created ProCare Hotels to assist staff, patients and families in finding and booking hotels in downtown Indianapolis. ProCare has partnered with several downtown hotels to offer the most suitable accommodations and services at significant discounts. To access this service, call 317.974.2039 for assistance (available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week). Whether for a single overnight stay or for several weeks, a standard hotel room or an apartment-like suite, ProCare Network will find a place that meets the patient's and family’s individual and financial needs. For more information, visit the ProCare website.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center patients and their families. Housing is provided free-of-charge to eligible patients from outside the Indianapolis area undergoing long-term cancer treatment. Fair Haven leases several one-bedroom apartments at Lockefield Gardens, a private apartment complex located across the street from Indiana University  Health University Hospital (a short five to ten minute walk). All applicants must be referred by an oncology social worker. Check with an IU Health social worker for more information.

SON Foundation

The Son Foundation is a nonprofit that provides lodging needs for cancer patients, caregivers and families. The Son foundation asks guests for a $15 donation per night, but those who are unable to pay are not turned away. The Son Foundation house is located downtown Indianapolis, about a five to ten minute drive to IU Health University Hospital. The Son foundation house has five private bedrooms, three shared bathrooms, along with several community areas. Please contact your oncology social worker for more information and the referral process. 

Places to Stay

Indiana University Health coordinates with organizations to help you find a comfortable place to stay during your treatment.

ProCare Hotels

IU Health and ProCare Network have created ProCare Hotels to assist staff, patients and families in finding and booking hotels in downtown Indianapolis. ProCare has partnered with several downtown hotels to offer the most suitable accommodations and services at significant discounts. To access this service, call 317.974.2039 for assistance (available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week). Whether for a single overnight stay or for several weeks, a standard hotel room or an apartment-like suite, ProCare Network will find a place that meets the patient's and family’s individual and financial needs. For more information, visit the ProCare website.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center patients and their families. Housing is provided free-of-charge to eligible patients from outside the Indianapolis area undergoing long-term cancer treatment. Fair Haven leases several one-bedroom apartments at Lockefield Gardens, a private apartment complex located across the street from Indiana University  Health University Hospital (a short five to ten minute walk). All applicants must be referred by an oncology social worker. Check with an IU Health social worker for more information.

SON Foundation

The Son Foundation is a nonprofit that provides lodging needs for cancer patients, caregivers and families. The Son foundation asks guests for a $15 donation per night, but those who are unable to pay are not turned away. The Son Foundation house is located downtown Indianapolis, about a five to ten minute drive to IU Health University Hospital. The Son foundation house has five private bedrooms, three shared bathrooms, along with several community areas. Please contact your oncology social worker for more information and the referral process. 

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CompleteLife Program

The CompleteLife Program is a comprehensive therapy program that attends to the body, mind and spirit of the whole person. CompleteLife services are available for patients and families of IU Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health University Hospital. 

The CompleteLife Program offers complimentary: 

  • Appearance consultations 
  • Art therapy 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Music therapy 
  • Support groups 
  • Yoga for relaxation 

Additional programs are provided by IU Health team members: 

  • Spiritual care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Social work services
  • Psychiatric/psychological consultations

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 317.944.0301 or email CompleteLife@iuhealth.org

Lunchtime Music

Every Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm, music is played for all IU Health staff, patients, friends and family members in the 1st floor lobby of the Cancer Resource Center. Performers play select favorites and take requests as well. During nice weather, performers often play in the courtyard outside the Bistro and CompleteLife room. 

Ancillary Services

CompleteLife Program

The CompleteLife Program is a comprehensive therapy program that attends to the body, mind and spirit of the whole person. CompleteLife services are available for patients and families of IU Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health University Hospital. 

The CompleteLife Program offers complimentary: 

  • Appearance consultations 
  • Art therapy 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Music therapy 
  • Support groups 
  • Yoga for relaxation 

Additional programs are provided by IU Health team members: 

  • Spiritual care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Social work services
  • Psychiatric/psychological consultations

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 317.944.0301 or email CompleteLife@iuhealth.org

Lunchtime Music

Every Thursday from 11:30am-1:00pm, music is played for all IU Health staff, patients, friends and family members in the 1st floor lobby of the Cancer Resource Center. Performers play select favorites and take requests as well. During nice weather, performers often play in the courtyard outside the Bistro and CompleteLife room.