Remember, it is very important for you to arrive at Clearview at your scheduled appointment time so your visit, treatment or test can be completed as planned. If you are unfamiliar with our facility, please allow extra time for travel, parking and registration.
For most patients, our lab is the first stop for each visit.
Please notify our staff if any of the following apply:
After your visit to our lab, you will go to your doctor’s waiting area (at Russel Hill location, look for your physician’s name on the signs above each door entrance). A medical assistant will escort you to the vital signs area (blood pressure, temperature, weight) and to see your doctor. Please present your list of medications to the assistant (always keep a current list of your medications with you). After your doctor visit, you will need to schedule your next appointment with his/her scheduler. You will then receive further directions if you are scheduled for a treatment.
Your treatments are given in the Infusion Area. This area is designed for our patients receiving intravenous hydration, chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics or other medical treatments. Registered nurses will educate you in understanding the effects of your illness and treatment. They have specialized training to include certification in providing your treatment and can answer questions for you or your family members. Family and patient teaching is done by the nurse so that some treatments may be received at home.
Our Short Term Infusion Area is designed for patients who will receive infusions that last one hour or less.
When you are receiving chemotherapy treatments, drink at least 8 – 12 eight-ounce glasses of fluids the day prior to treatment, the day of treatment and the day after treatment.
Dress in layers such as sweaters or jackets which may be removed if you become warm or put on if you become cold.
If you are cold, ask a volunteer for a blanket from our blanket warmer. Wear front button shirts if you have a central venous catheter (port) which needs to be used for your treatment.
Bring only one family member (13 years of age or older) or friend during your treatment.
Please avoid bringing foods with strong odors into the infusion area.
Please avoid wearing strong smelling perfumes/lotions so as to be considerate to other patients’ sensitivities.
Our patients are offered small snacks and beverages at no charge from our hospitality cart that is staffed by our volunteers. We also have vending and soda machines available for you or your family members in our downstairs break room. Please ask a staff member for directions.
Please remember to:
If you experience medical symptoms that need immediate attention and cannot wait to be addressed until your next scheduled appointment, please call our office at (256) 705.4224. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our operators will ask for your name, physician's name and brief description of your symptoms. One or our highly experienced nurses will return your call as quickly as possible. They will answer your questions and consult with your physician to make sure your needs are met.