2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Precautions at West Cancer Center

Based on the end of the Public Health Emergency from the COVID-19 virus, West Cancer Center has revised the policy below:

Masks are optional for all patients, guests, and staff.

Patients will continue to be asked to only bring 1 adult visitor over 16 and no child under 12 allowed in infusion.

If additional visitors accompany a patient, they may be asked to wait outside the clinic area.

Patients are asked to re-schedule their appointment if they have COVID symptoms and/or test positive.


Please give us a call at 901.683.0055 prior to your visit if you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

We realize patients and their families are asking about our position on the COVID-19 vaccine. Please review the following information:

The CDC recommends a 3rd vaccine for immune compromised individuals, including patients with cancer and/or receiving treatment. West strongly encourages our patients receive this 3rd vaccine for their safety.

Our West Cancer Center network is currently not able to carry the COVID-19 vaccine for our staff or patients at this time.

The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for all oncology patients and our staff, unless pregnant (contact your OBGYN for guidance).

The vaccine is felt to be safe for immunocompromised patients.

The effectiveness of this vaccine in immunocompromised patients is felt to be decreased, but there is no way to measure or predict effectiveness in an individual.

Even if you have had COVID-19, the CDC states you have immunity for 90 days-but recommends getting the vaccine after that time to extend your immunity.