Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
The Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program at Norton Cancer Institute is designed to serve your unique medical needs.
Our goal is to provide outstanding medical care for all aspects of sickle cell disease. We seek to prevent a sickle cell crisis, care for a crisis if it occurs and manage long-term effects of the disease. We work with you to tailor a program specific to your needs.
Our program includes education, expanding access to care teams, enhancing the care available to you and improving coordination of your care. We strive to decrease unnecessary emergency visits and admissions, minimize time in the hospital and improve your overall well-being.
Our caregivers include physicians specialized in hematology, advanced practice providers, nurses, infusion center teams, a licensed clinical social worker, dietitians, pain management specialists, behavioral health specialists, a chaplain and others. Expect to share in the decision-making of your care.
Our sickle cell physician care team:
Your care journey requires more than directed medical care. It must include spiritual care, social services, alternative therapies, behavioral health services and other supportive care.
Other services offered include:
- Patient and family advisory committee that offers feedback and helps maintain a direct connection with the community
- Norton Cancer Institute monthly support group for you and your caregivers
- Licensed clinical social worker to assist with:
- Advance directives
- Caregiver resources
- End-of-life care
- Financial assistance resources
- Health insurance guidance
- Home care resources
- Social Security disability guidance
- Transportation resources
- Community resources
- Financial difficulties (i.e., paying utilities, rent/mortgage)
- Transportation to and from treatments
- Application for food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, childcare, etc.
- Legal consultations, advanced directive/living will, notary
- Outreach opportunities with churches, local government and other organizations, including the Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana
- Norton Infusion Centers, offering:
- IV therapy/injections
- Blood product administration
- IM/SQ injections (intramuscular and subcutaneous)
- Therapeutic phlebotomy
The specialty-certified nurses at the Norton Infusion Centers work together to provide individualized care based on your specific needs.
- PromptCare Clinics – Rapid-care facilities within Norton Cancer Institute, offering specialized care to cancer and sickle cell patients. These clinics treat complications of sickle cell disease that are not life-threatening, such as pain, dehydration, headache, routine infections, etc. You will have access to same-day visits with the added convenience of evening hours.
Please note: If you need to cancel your appointment, call your location at least 24 hours ahead of time.
Emergency calls after office hours
Daily after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends or holidays, call your provider at the office number listed. An answering service will contact your provider or the provider on call. Please limit these calls to emergencies. Call during regular office hours for non-emergency questions.
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Norton Healthcare Pavilion, fourth floor
315 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus
Norton Medical Plaza 2, Suite 405
3991 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Norton Audubon Hospital campus
Norton Medical Plaza West, Suite 405
2355 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40217
Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus
Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, Suite 300
4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40241
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