Care Closer to Home

The Care Closer to Home program nurtures partnerships between referring providers in your community and Children's blood disorders and cancer experts and helps families receive care closer to home when possible.

The program allows our board-certified hematology/oncology physicians to see patients at outreach clinics, including:

  • St. Cloud

Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit at CentraCare Health Plaza
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 299-4923

Map and Directions

Children's Providers Include:
Joanna Perkins, MD, MS
Michael Sprehe, MD, MPH
Margaret Heisel-Kurth, MD

  •  Hudson, WI

Hudson Hospital and Clinics Infusion Center
405 Stageline Road
Hudson, WI 54016
(800) 993-2325 or (715) 531-6705

Map and Directions

Children's Providers include:
Yoav Messinger, MD

Care Closer to Home program benefits for patients, families and their primary care providers include:

  • Co-managed, coordinated care at Care Closer to Home outreach clinic locations when possible
  • Access to Children's cancer and blood disorder experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Care that is delivered following Children's treatment guidelines, protocols and recommendations
  • Urgent care at the Care Closer to Home clinic locations for things like fever and neutropenia (low white blood cell counts)
  • Regular outpatient visits with Children's oncologists and hematologists
  • Regular communication between the primary care provider and Children's team

Services include:

  • Administration of select chemotherapy and blood products
  • Antibiotic and fluid infusions
  • Evaluation and treatment of fever and neutropenia
  • Monitoring of side effects and complications from chemotherapy
  • Medical evaluations
  • Medical consultation
  • Lab and radiology services

Appointments are scheduled through Children's outpatient clinic. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 612-813-5940.