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Yes. Ackerman Cancer Center Jacksonville and Amelia Island are both open and treating new and existing patients. In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Florida area, Ackerman Cancer Center is taking preventative measures to protect the health of our patients, employees, and visitors.
Ackerman Cancer Center will comply with the most up-to-date policies and recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they are updated. We are going above and beyond by including a daily screening of anyone entering our offices, implementing extra cleaning and sanitation measures, and only allowing one well visitor per patient at this time.
In general, it is not necessary for existing patients to interrupt their proton therapy treatment. Ackerman Cancer Center is taking preventative measures that allow us to continue providing treatment, while protecting the health of our patients, employees, and visitors.
Additionally, Ackerman Cancer Center is following guidance of the CDC and encouraging follow-up care for non-urgent visits through telehealth. We will determine with you over the phone if your follow-up visit should be delayed or conducted through telehealth. The decision to delay your treatment should be discussed with your radiation oncologist.
COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and excessive runny nose. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 please call the office and speak to a nurse.
Yes. We understand the urgency many cancer patients face. The preventative measures that Ackerman Cancer Center has implemented to protect the health of our patients, employees, and visitors allow us to continue scheduling consultations and providing treatment to any patient.