Chemotherapy / Oncology

Chemotherapy refers to a treatment that uses chemical medication. It is used to target cancer cells and stop their growth.

The HGH Chemotherapy Clinic is a satellite service provided by The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

Who do we serve?

  • Adults from Prescott-Russell and surrounding region in Ontario living with these types of cancer: lung, breast, colorectal, stomach and others.

How to access our services?

  • You must have a referral from an oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

About The Program

Before your appointment

  • The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) will send us a referral for your treatment. Next, we will contact you to book an appointment.
  • The Ottawa Hospital will provide you with information and a video explaining the process. The TOH oncology team, in collaboration with our pharmacist, will answer all your questions before your first treatment.

What to bring

  • Valid Health Card
  • List and bottles of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, herbal medicines and other natural products
  • Depending on your treatment, you may spend from one hour to a full day at HGH. We recommend that you bring the following items:
    • Snacks, lunch and a water bottle
    • Book, tablet, journal, music, headphones, etc.
  • There is free wifi and each treatment station has a television

When you arrive

  • Please use the Main Entrance and register at one of the self-serve kiosks at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Clerks are available to help with the registration process.
  • Upon registering, take a “puck”. It will buzz and light up when your turn comes up and indicate to report to the Medical Day Unit/Oncology located in Block B, Level 1.
  • View a hospital plan.

Preparation and procedure

During your visit, you will meet a team of trained oncologist nurses and a pharmacist. Visits will include:

  • Full physical evaluation
  • Medication review
  • Treatment as prescribed by your oncologist
  • Information on your treatment

Questions or concerns

After your visit, if you have any questions regarding your treatment or concerns about symptoms, please call The Ottawa Hospital Patient Support Line at 613-761-5444.

Follow-up appointment

If another appointment is needed, the clerk will confirm the date before you leave the hospital.