CU Cancer Center COVID-19 Precautions

Visitation Policy from our clinical partner at UCHealth


For the safety of our patients, providers and staff, we are accepting one visitor or support person per 24-hour period.

  • Visitor hours are now from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • We ask all patients and visitors to wear their own personal masks into our health care facilities to help protect you, our patients and staff during your visit. Any type of surgical or cloth mask from home is fine. All visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed to enter. If a visitor shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to enter the building unless they are seeking care.
  • Patients and visitors can use the UCHealth mobile app to answer symptom screening questions before they arrive. To do this, download the UCHealth mobile app from either the Apple App Store or from Google Play. Log in to My Health Connection and look for the screening checklist on the app home screen.


Exceptions to the visitor policy:

  • No visitors for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.
  • In the NICU: two parents or guardians accepted per 24-hour period.
  • End-of-life exception on a case-by-case basis.
  • OB patients who have tested negative for COVID-19 are allowed 2 visitors or support persons for the duration of their admission.
  • OB patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are allowed 1 support person for the duration of their admission.
  • Doula providers are welcome and are considered one of the support persons for the OB patient.

Full visitation policies

Helpful Tips for Patients with Cancer

Anxiety and cancer during COVID-19

  • Fear and anxiety keep us safe from harm – they prevent us from running into the street when a car comes racing toward us, and motivate us to prepare well for a presentation we’re nervous to give. But fear and anxiety can also spiral into uncontrollable worry, endless internet searching, and avoiding valued life activities that connect us with the people we love. How do we harness the positive features of fear and anxiety without becoming trapped by their risks?

How to have a successful telemedicine visit

  • Telemedicine is not new but may be unfamiliar to some patients. CU Cancer Center Director Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, offers 5 tips to make sure that your next telemedicine visit is successful!

 

Latest News from CU Cancer Center

Message from CU Cancer Center leadership

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Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, Director of the CU Cancer Center

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Daniel Pollyea, MD, offers words of encouragement during COVID-19

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Cheryl Meguid, NP, director of the multi-disciplinary clinics at the CU Cancer Center

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