Nurse Triage Center

The doctors and staff at OHC treat nearly every form of adult cancer and complex blood disorder with a wide range of services, state-of-the-art treatments and technologies. At OHC, we will discuss with you your specific life circumstances and together decide your best options for care. Click on a service in the drop-down menu to the left for more information or call us at 1-800-710-4674.

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Nurse Triage Center: 1-800-710-4674.

OHC provides patients with a Nurse Triage Center they can call 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Patients share their symptoms and are immediately assessed by an oncology-trained nurse who helps them navigate through several options: a same day office visit with a doctor, a weekend office, and/or counseling over the phone.

We encourage patients to call OHC before going to the emergency room or urgent care clinic, even if it is after hours or on weekends. We may be able to assist in:

  • Managing your symptoms
  • Reduce the risk of other complications that might arise when a cancer patient goes to the hospital
  • Give you the ability to remain at home with the support of family
  • Reduce the stress of caregivers having to arrange a sudden hospital visit
  • Prevent unnecessary costs

It’s important to call us as soon as you begin to experience symptoms or side effects so we can address your medical needs and avoid unnecessary complications. Here are signs and symptoms to watch for:

  • Chills or fever greater than 100.5
  • Bleeding and pain at your IV site
  • Burning with urination, frequency, urgency, lower back pain (UTI)
  • Productive cough, with green, yellow, red, brown sputum
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unmanaged pain
  • Swelling, redness, and pain on extremities
  • Shortness of breath/chest pain
  • Dizziness with changing position or lightheadedness
  • Dehydration: dark urine, less urine than normal, thirst, dry mouth
  • Mouth sore, difficulty swallowing
  • Frequent or severe heartburn
  • Severe fatigue