Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

Updated: May 14, 2021

Fox Chase Cancer Center is open and operating during normal business hours and offering telehealth appointments when appropriate for our patients. We are closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are committed to the safety and well-being of our patients during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Fox Chase is determined to keep COVID-19 out of our center. In an effort to safeguard our patients, staff, faculty, and volunteers, and minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, the following measures have been put in place:​

  • We have developed the ability to quickly test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and are testing all patients prior to surgery or admission, as well as before other treatments when clinically appropriate. If you have already been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 somewhere other than Fox Chase, please contact your care team to make them aware of this.
  • We continue to prioritize keeping our patients and staff as safe as possible by limiting how many people are on campus at a time.

    Therefore, our current visitor policy remains in effect: Visitors are not permitted at Fox Chase Cancer Center Main Campus.

    At our Main Campus location, if a patient is having a procedure that involves anesthesia, cannot drive themselves, or needs medical assistance during their travel to Fox Chase, their escort may wait in our Young Pavilion mezzanine area on the second floor (after being screened and given a mask). These are the only instances in which an escort is able to wait inside our facilities.

    Exceptions to the visitor policy will be made for extreme cases, including end-of-life care and for patients with significant disabilities.

    We know that receiving treatment for cancer is a difficult time in our patients' lives, and we understand that loved ones play a crucial role in the healing process. Our staff is dedicated to providing support to our patients and will be available at all entrances to provide assistance and support to each person. At screening stations, patients who need transport assistance will be taken by staff via wheelchair to and from their outpatient appointments.

    Patients are also encouraged to stay in close contact with their loved ones through phone calls and video chats during outpatient appointments and hospital stays. Our staff members will be happy to assist you with this.
  • All patients will be screened at all Fox Chase locations.
  • All individuals entering all Fox Chase locations will be given a face mask to wear during their time in our facilities (regardless of their vaccination status). This includes all employees.
  • All in-person patient education events and classes hosted by Fox Chase have been postponed at this time. Please check for up-to-date information regarding upcoming events.

We know this pandemic can be concerning for patients and their loved ones. Fox Chase will continue to prioritize the safety of our patients, volunteers, and staff during this time.

If you have questions regarding your upcoming appointment or your care at Fox Chase, please contact your care team.

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