Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Patient and Visitor Resources
At UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, we want patients and visitors to feel comfortable as soon as they enter our campus and walk in our front door. It’s our goal to provide patients and visitors with as much information as possible in advance so that each visit, appointment, or hospital stay is as stress free as possible.
UT Southwestern is a large campus, and people sometimes find it intimidating. Generally for cancer care, first appointments will take place at Simmons Cancer Center in the Seay Building. But if treatment requires an overnight stay at the hospital, patients will be at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital or Zale Lipshy University Hospital.
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
The entire 11th floor of Clements University Hospital is dedicated to cancer care. The hospital is located at 6201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Zale Lipshy University Hospital
Zale Lipshy University Hospital is a 144-bed facility located on the South Campus across from the new Parkland Hospital on Harry Hines Boulevard at Medical District Drive.
Cancer Center Pharmacy
Simmons Cancer Center offers oncology pharmacy services in multiple locations so patients can get the assistance they need without sacrificing convenience. Our pharmacies are staffed by oncology-trained technicians and pharmacists, many of whom are board certified in oncology pharmacy and/or have Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.
Our locations include:
Clinical Oncology Pharmacy – Seay Biomedical
2201 Inwood Road, NC02.852
Dallas, Texas 75390-9015
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer
Center – Fort Worth
400 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
HOPE line: 214-645-HOPE (4673)
Pharmacy hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
UT Southwestern Medical Center at
3030 Waterview Parkway
Richardson, Texas 75080
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Urgent and After-Hours Care
Our Urgent Care Clinic provides timely care for patients who have cancer and urgent treatment and/or disease-related problems. Patients will be seen by a mid-level provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) who will work in collaboration with their physician to coordinate care. The clinic is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
The staff evaluates and manages problems related to:
- Medical and surgical illnesses
- Effects of cancer treatments
When Should Patients Go to the Urgent Care Clinic?
Simmons Cancer Center patients should go to the Urgent Care Clinic based on the recommendation of the triage nurse who answers the phone (214-645-4673 or 866-460-4673) or their physician’s nurse. Currently, the Urgent Care Clinic’s services are primarily for patients undergoing active treatment for their condition who develop treatment-related and/or disease-related side effects. Other conditions will be seen on a case-by-case basis.
Always go to the closest emergency room for life-threatening emergencies such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or intolerable pain.
To be seen in the Urgent Care Clinic, call 214-645-4673 or 866-460-4673 and ask to speak to a nurse. He or she will advise patients over the phone or refer them to the Urgent Care Clinic. If it is outside normal business hours, please call the same number to reach the physician on call.
The Urgent Care Clinic is located within the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, where patients normally see their physicians. The address is 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas.
Participation in the Biobank Repository
Patients at Simmons Cancer Center have the option to participate in our Biobank Repository. This confidential and secure database of blood and tissue samples helps medical and scientific researchers at UT Southwestern learn more about cancer and other diseases and how to treat them.
We ask that patients review the video below to help them determine if they would like to participate in the Biobank Repository with either full or limited participation. Patients also have the ability to opt out of participation altogether. The different options are explained in the video. Patients can also review our frequently asked questions (PDF).
After watching the video, patients are invited to familiarize themselves with this consent form (PDF), but there is no need to print it out. Our front desk personnel will discuss the form with each patient in person.