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IU Health West 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 an 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.

Patients facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment journey turn to IU Health Cancer Centers seeking highly skilled and compassionate care from our pioneering team—a partnership between IU Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The IU Health West Cancer Center provides the full spectrum of cancer care for patients from the western suburbs of Indianapolis and beyond.

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

IU Health knows the cancer journey can be difficult for patients and their family, which is why we are committed to caring for patients close to home.

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.

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 West Cancer Center include:

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

Our Approach to Cancer Care

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.

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 West Cancer Center include:

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:

  • Infusion bays with comfortable chairs and seating for your support person
  • A health and wellness center to address your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs during cancer care.
  • 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 West Cancer Center.

Cancer Services in Avon, IN

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

  • Infusion bays with comfortable chairs and seating for your support person
  • A health and wellness center to address your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs during cancer care.
  • 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 West Cancer Center.

When you visit the IU Health West 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 West Cancer Center is located at IU Health West 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.

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 18 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 must be:

  • accompanied 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

We know that good nutrition helps heal the body, so there are a variety of dining options available for patients, families and guests at IU Health West Hospital.

The Garden Café

The Garden Café offers a full selection of meals, featuring healthy options. The Garden Café is located on the Garden Level (“G” on all hospital elevators). Open Monday through Friday from 6:45 am to 11:30 pm; closed weekends.

The Market Place

The Market Place offers a full selection of meals, including grab-and-go options. The Market Place is located on the Garden Level (“G” on all hospital elevators). Open seven days a week from 6:45 am to 2 pm.

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.

Retail pharmacy

Pharmacy services, including prescription refills, are available at IU Health West Retail Pharmacy. Visit our page or contact our pharmacy at 317.217.3355 to learn more about our hours and services.

Internet services

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

Places to Stay

If family members need a place to stay, ProCare Network (a free service) can help you find hotels that offer discounted rates. If you would like to call the hotel yourself, ask for the “ProCare rate” when reserving a room.

About Your Visit

When you visit the IU Health West 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 West Cancer Center is located at IU Health West 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.

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 18 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 must be:

  • accompanied 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

We know that good nutrition helps heal the body, so there are a variety of dining options available for patients, families and guests at IU Health West Hospital.

The Garden Café

The Garden Café offers a full selection of meals, featuring healthy options. The Garden Café is located on the Garden Level (“G” on all hospital elevators). Open Monday through Friday from 6:45 am to 11:30 pm; closed weekends.

The Market Place

The Market Place offers a full selection of meals, including grab-and-go options. The Market Place is located on the Garden Level (“G” on all hospital elevators). Open seven days a week from 6:45 am to 2 pm.

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.

Retail pharmacy

Pharmacy services, including prescription refills, are available at IU Health West Retail Pharmacy. Visit our page or contact our pharmacy at 317.217.3355 to learn more about our hours and services.

Internet services

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

Places to Stay

If family members need a place to stay, ProCare Network (a free service) can help you find hotels that offer discounted rates. If you would like to call the hotel yourself, ask for the “ProCare rate” when reserving a room.