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Support Services

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be worried and uncertain about the future. At Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, you will find the care and support you need for your mind, body and spirit.

Cancer Support Services: Why Choose Vanderbilt-Ingram

We understand that you are more than your illness. You and your family are important to us, and we want to help you feel better, physically and emotionally. At Vanderbilt-Ingram we offer support services, including:

Patient navigators

Patient navigators may be available for ongoing support during your cancer journey. These navigators can help you coordinate many needs, whether medical or practical.

A patient navigator will help:

  • Find lodging
  • Plan your finances and insurance coverage
  • Schedule treatments, surgeries and follow-up visits
  • Arrange transportation and childcare
  • Secure psychological services as needed

Classes and wellness services

We offer a long list of classes, groups and services, from caregiver support groups to acupuncture and stress reduction. View the Patient and Family Support Programs and Calendar.

Extended Hours Clinic

An important part of your care is having access to an appropriate provider, even on weekends and holidays. The Extended Hours Clinic can help you assess and treat many symptoms, such as

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain
  • Temperature over 100.4

Clinic Information

Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Vanderbilt Clinic Infusion Center 
1301 Medical Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37212

To talk with the doctor on call to discuss your best option, call (615) 936-VICC (8422) or toll-free, (877) 936-VICC (8422)

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of only a few centers in the world providing holistic care for your body, mind and spirit. The center offers research-based therapies such as yoga, acupuncture and massage to help you feel stronger and more involved in your care. Learn more about the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Psychological support during cancer treatment

Cancer can take an emotional toll on you and your family. Our team of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers will spend time with you to address any challenges and evaluate your stress levels. We make sure that you get the help you need.

Palliative care for cancer

Palliative care is about helping you live your best quality of life and making the best medical decisions throughout diagnosis and treatment. Our palliative care specialists use their expertise, sensitivity and compassion to help you and your family make care decisions. Ideally, we meet with you at the time of your diagnosis and are available throughout your treatment to give your support and guidance. Learn more about palliative care at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

Lodging assistance

If you need to travel for care, Vanderbilt-Ingram has a lodging coordinator who can help you find reduced rates at hotels and other accommodations near our facility. For more information, contact Sherry at (615) 322-2278, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.