Medical Emergencies

If you have a medical emergency during weekday daytime hours, call the number your doctor or nurse has given you. If you have a medical emergency on an evening or weekend, use Fox Chase Cancer Center's on-call system by calling 215-728-6900. Ask for the nursing supervisor.

You may be directed to Fox Chase's Direct Referral Unit (DRU). The DRU is overseen by the Hospitalist service. This area provides urgent care for FCCC outpatients upon referral by their primary FCCC medical, surgical, or radiation oncologist. The DRU is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If necessary, you may be directed to the emergency room at Jeanes Hospital, located next to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Call 911 and ask to be taken to Jeanes. Be sure to tell the Jeanes staff that you are a Fox Chase patient so the Fox Chase physician on call can be notified.
(Directions to Jeanes Hospital)

Since Fox Chase does not have its own emergency room, there is an arrangement with Jeanes for treating our patients who need emergency care. If hospital admission is necessary, you will be admitted to Fox Chase.