Throughout this unprecedented global crisis, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has developed and enacted new protocols to ensure safety for our patients, staff, and community. As Washington State successfully flattened the COVID-19 curve, we’ve re-opened services that were deferred amid the outbreak. “We’re proud of the continued excellent care our oncologists and care teams are providing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Renato Martins, MD, MPH, Medical Director for SCCA’s Thoracic Team, in his role as Ambulatory Medical Chief of SCCA’s COVID-19 response team.
SCCA is scheduling appointments for all services
SCCA is here to work with you and your patients’ needs. We are scheduling all new cancer referrals at this time. SCCA quickly launched telehealth for most services, and virtual visits will continue to be an option for patients where clinically appropriate. Our physicians and schedulers are reviewing referrals to determine if a virtual or in-person visit is suitable for your patient
Cancer surgeries and procedures continue
Our alliance partner, University of Washington Medicine (UWM) also continues to provide care for our oncology patients, recognizing the unique nature of their needs. Cancer surgeries that were postponed are now being rescheduled as clinically appropriate.
Clinical trials and studies are open to enrollment
Our University of Washington and Fred Hutch Cancer Consortium research partners are resuming enrollment to many clinical trials and studies that were postponed. If you have a patient interested or eligible for a clinical trial or study, our intake team is ready to assist you with care coordination.
Thank you for your trust and partnership in care. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, SCCA will adapt and adjust to prioritize safety while continuing to deliver world-class oncology care for our patients. We are grateful to partner with you.