COVID-19 Update

TRI, PA is committed to care for our cancer patients throughout this COVID-19 crisis.

We feel it is imperative to continue to provide our patients with access to treatment more than ever. Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to infectious diseases like COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus. We will remain open at all our facilities and continue to work as an essential health service for the duration of this crisis. More than ever, our cancer patients need care and communication about how to deal with this new threat to their healing process. Cancer patients are already compromised during their cancer treatments and are considered high risk for COVID-19 and must be extremely careful to follow CDC recommendations.

We are doing everything we can to reduce your exposure. We have implemented TELEHEALTH services for situations where we believe the reduction of exposure is priority to a face-to-face examination. We will also limit the contact our physicians have with patients to keep them available for your care. Our physicians are critical to your care and cannot be replaced with other providers if they become infected.

All our physicians are treating patients online via telehealth. Please call scheduling at your cancer department for any questions or to devise a plan for your care.

Be sure to check our website for further updates.


COVID-19 Questions for Cancer Patients

AM I SAFE IF I KEEP MY APPOINTMENT?
Yes, it is safe to be at our hospitals and cancer center department locations. Our staff is following all recommended protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our primary goals are to ensure the safety of everyone and continue serving you with the best care.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE THE DISEASE DOES NOT SPREAD?
Our hospitals have processes, supplies and areas of our facility that are designed to prevent the spread of the virus to other patients, visitors, staff and physicians. Our physicians and staff care for patients with severe respiratory illnesses and other infectious diseases as part of the provision of cancer services to these patients. They are well trained and follow specific procedures using equipment, tools and techniques in place to protect themselves and patients.

CAN I RESCHEDULE?
We want to assure you it is safe to be at any of our hospitals and cancer departments. Missing an important scheduled visit could place you at greater risk. Although it is better for your health to proceed with your scheduled visit, we can help you reschedule if you are uncomfortable with keeping the appointment. We will consult with your physician or clinical professional to ensure your health is not compromised by rescheduling.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS AND HAVE SYMPTOMS OF AN UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION?
Call your physician’s office and talk to your physician’s nurse. They can provide you with guidance and a recommendation in keeping with the screening criteria issued by the CDC and our state health departments.

Our Mission

To provide leadership and excellence in the care of cancer patients while responding to the changing needs of patients,
physicians, health care facilities and agencies in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area.