Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center
A cancer diagnosis makes the world look different. Patients often have questions about how cancer will impact them and their families, and may feel overwhelmed by all of the changes that come with beginning treatment and possibly staying in the hospital.
The Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center, or BHCIC, is available to help Siteman patients navigate their cancer journey by providing information about a range of topics, from coping with chemotherapy to finding parking on our campus. We strive to be a peaceful, restful area where patients and their families can relax. We also distribute resources such as nutritional supplements and head coverings.
Our office houses the Concierge Services for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and we partner with them to deliver prompt, accurate information to our visitors. In addition, we serve as the treatment location for Siteman Psychology Service, offering a secure space to patients struggling with mental and emotional distress.
At the BHCIC, staff members will speak with you to assess your needs. Cancer patients are often inundated with information, much of it irrelevant to their specific circumstances. Our staff will tailor information to you in order to assist you more effectively.
One of the primary goals of the Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center is to help patients learn how to cope with the challenges of undergoing treatment for cancer. The informational literature we provide is not as focused on medical treatments as the literature you probably receive from your care team. Instead, our focus at the BHCIC is to teach patients how to fit their treatments into their lives.
Some of the main topics covered in our brochures include:
- Cancer prevention
- Early detection, diagnosis and treatment
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Palliative care
- Community resources
- Cancer support groups, such as the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
Our other on-site resources include:
- A Concierge Services business center, consisting of two computers with Internet access, a fax machine, and other devices
- Free coffee
- Head coverings and turbans
- Notary services
- Ensure nutritional supplement (for those who qualify)
Lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
The BHCIC is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Based in the BHCIC, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Concierge Services strives to make your experience at our treatment center as easy as possible. Speak with our representatives at the front desk or contact us at 314-362-5196 or toll-free at 1-800-451-4892 to learn more about:
- Walking escorts to your appointments on our campus
- Mail services
- Food options
- Interpreter services
Concierge Services operates several business centers on campus as well as the Parkview Family Lounge.
Managed by Concierge Services, three business centers are available for the use of patients and family members, free of charge. They are located in:
- The Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center (BHCIC)
- Plaza Tower
- Family Lounge, Parkview Tower
Their amenities include:
- Fax machines
- Notary services
- Internet access
- Phone chargers
Family Lounge, Parkview Tower
The Family Lounge is a recreation and resource space staffed by Concierge Services and located in the new Parkview Tower. Patients and their families will find amenities such as:
- A kitchen/dining area
- Two living rooms, equipped with TVs, books, puzzles, and toys
- Laundry facilities
- Business Center
The lounge is open from 8:30 am to 6 p.m. every day. Contact 314-859-0232 for more information.