• Outpatient Care at Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic

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    Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic is one of the world's premier centers for pediatric cancer treatment and research. It encourages hope for children with cancer and their families. Designed specially for the comfort and convenience of pediatric cancer patients and their families, the Jimmy Fund Clinic follows the "family-centered care" philosophy of Institute founder Dr. Sidney Farber, assuring that a patient's psychological, family, and spiritual needs are met as well their medical needs.

    Jimmy Fund Clinic renovated in 2014  

    Dana-Farber's outpatient clinics include several individual treatment and procedure rooms, multiple consultation rooms to provide your family a private meeting space, and its own independent pharmacy.

    On March 25, 2013, the Jimmy Fund Clinic began a two year renovation and expansion project that will bring significant improvements to the clinic and enhance the care of our pediatric patients and their families. During the renovation process, some appointments will take place in the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Yawkey 5, located in Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. Chemotherapy appointments, procedures, and some other appointments will take place at the Jimmy Fund Clinic Infusion at Dana 3.

    Read more about the renovation process and review frequently asked questions

    Patient Treatment Areas

    • Private examination rooms provide individual spaces for families to meet one-on-one with members of the clinical and nursing staff during outpatient visits.
    • Each of the infusion beds in the Clinic has its own television and bedside space for one parent.
    • Two procedure rooms enable us to perform procedures, such as spinal taps, during patient appointments. The ability to provide sedation for procedures assures patient comfort and convenience.

    Jimmy Fund Clinic Resources

    Jimmy Fund Clinic nurse with a patient  
    • Consultation and isolation rooms provide private meeting areas for your child and family to meet with members of our care team before, during and after treatment. Complimentary therapies, such as massage and music therapy are also available.
    • An activities coordinator and adolescent activities specialist distract young children, play games with older children, and organize outside events, such as baseball games and holiday parties.
    • A child life specialist in the Blum Family Resource Room provides access to educational books, video tapes, and DVDs, as well as Internet access and educational programs.

    Contact Information

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday- Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Dana building, 3rd floor
    Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, 5th floor

    Daytime phone numbers:

    Established patients:

    New patients/second opinions:
    888-Pedi-Onc (733-4662) 

    New brain tumor patients:

    New stem cell transplantation patients:

    Evenings, holidays & weekends:
    Dial the page operator at 617-632-3352 and ask for the pediatric hematology/oncology fellow on call. You should hear back within 10 minutes.

    Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

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    • For adults:
      877-442-3324 (877-442-DFCI)
    • For children:
      888-733-4662 (888-PEDI-ONC)
    • Or complete the online form.
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