Oncology

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has two outpatient Oncology Clinics, one at each hospital.  The service is provided in a compassionate, pleasant environment by Registered Nurses who are experienced and certifed as Oncology Nurses.  The clinics also provide care for infusion treatment and other ambulatory care services. 

Referrals

Patients needing chemotherapy are initially referred by their physician to the North East Regional Cancer Centre in Sudbury or the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Centre in Barrie.  After your initial assessment with an Oncologist at one of either of these partner centres, you may arrange for Systemic Chemotherapy and/or ongoing Supportive Oncology Care closer to your home at one of the two MAHC sites.  Please ask your oncologist for details.

Systemic Chemotherapy is performed at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site. Assessments and ongoing Supportive Oncology Care is offered at both MAHC sites. Supportive Care consists of Nursing Assessment and follow-up, PICC Insertion and Discharge, PICC Dressing Changes, Port Flush, Laboratory Work, Pump Disconnect.

Locations and Hours of Operation

Chemotherapy, Supportive Care & Infusion Clinic
Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville  P1H 1H7
705-789-0022 ext. 2478

Cancer Supportive Care & Infusion Clinic
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;  Thursday: Closed
75 Ann Street, Bracebridge, P1L 2E4
705-645-4400, ext. 3244

Special Instructions

When you come for your chemotherapy service, make sure you:

  • Bring your valid Ontario Health Care or insurance documentation with you
  • Know your current home address and your next of kin
  • Bring all of your medications (in a ziplock plastic bag), or a current list of medications with dosages and times you take them
  • Prevent the spread of infection by telling staff in the clinic if you have diarrhea
  • Ask for a mask if you are coughing or sneezing - and wear a mask into the clinic if you have a cough and fever
  • Use the hand sanitizers provided often

If you require transportation to travel to either site, please review our brochure and options for securing transportation services.