Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Patient and Visitor Resources

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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.

Visiting Simmons Cancer Center

For outpatient cancer care, appointments may take place at Simmons Cancer Center in the Cancer Care Outpatient Building in Dallas, at our RedBird or Richardson/Plano locations, or in Fort Worth. If treatment requires an overnight stay at the hospital, patients will be at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital or Zale Lipshy Pavilion – William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

Visitor Policy Reminder

We understand that a cancer diagnosis and related appointments can be overwhelming. With that in mind, Simmons Cancer Center encourages our patients to bring up to two individuals with them to their appointments for support in whatever way patients may need. However, bringing children under the age of 18 as visitors to appointments is strongly discouraged due to infection control concerns and the possibility of a child interfering with patient care. For the safety of our patients and visitors and to ensure that each patient gets the most benefit from every appointment, please make every effort not to bring children under the age of 18 as visitors to appointments.

Our 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 Pavilion - William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Zale Lipshy Pavilion is located on the South Campus across from Parkland Memorial Hospital on Harry Hines Boulevard at Medical District Drive.

Cancer Center Pharmacies

Simmons Cancer Center offers oncology pharmacy services so patients can get the assistance they need from our experts. 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.

Please visit our pharmacy locations page.

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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.

Tissue Biobank Repository