Care Centers

Infusion Center and Lab

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Moores Cancer Center's infusion center and laboratory are on the first floor, to the right of the lobby elevators.

  • Infusion Center:
    858-822-6294
  • Lab / Phlebotomy:
    858-822-6296

Other Infusion Centers

  • UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest: 619-543-2639
  • Encinitas, 760-536-7700
  • Vista, 760-536-7737

Infusion Center

The Moores infusion center provides:

  • Chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments
  • Infusions for clinical trials
  • Intravesicular treatments
  • Immunotherapy
  • Supportive care before and after bone marrow transplants
  • Hydration
  • Inhalation treatment
  • Electrolyte replacement
  • Anti-infectives (antibiotics / antiviral therapy)
  • Immunosuppression
  • Blood tranfusions
  • Exchange tranfusions
  • Exchange phlebotomy

Services available in the "Fast track" area include:

  • Injections
  • Central line blood work
  • Dressing changes

To make your visit as comfortable as possible, the Moores Cancer Center infusion center has free wireless access, personal TVs, books, playing cards, puzzles, and a refrigerator and microwave available for your use. Guests are welcome to join you in the infusion center, or to visit our outdoor healing garden. We recommend you dress in comfortable clothes and bring a sweater of jacket.

Scheduling Your Infusion Center Appointments

Call 858-822-6294 to schedule appointments. To help decrease wait times, you may be asked to schedule your appointments at certain times of the day. When scheduling, please let us know if you have or need other appointments. Imaging or radiation oncology appointment should be at least one hour before your infusions appointment, and clinic and lab appointments should be two hours before. Having your labs done in advance may allow you to schedule earlier appointments; see Advance Labs Before Infusion Appointments.

At your appointment, please check in at the front desk in the infusion center within the 15 minutes before your appointment time. Please notify us if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late or need to reschedule. Please call 858-822-6294 and select option 2.

Authorization may need to be obtained from your insurance company prior to beginning treatment.

Locations, Hours, Available Services: All Infusion Centers

Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla

Room: 1st floor to the right of the lobby elevators, past the pharmacy. Proceed through the double glass doors into the reception area.
Hours: Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; holidays and weekends: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Telephone: (858) 822-6294

UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest

Location: UC San Diego Medical Center, 9th Floor, Room 926
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed weekends.
Telephone: (619) 543-2639
Services: All services above except clinical trials infusion, BMT care, intravesicular treatment, inhalation treatment

UC San Diego Health System – Encinitas

Location: 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: Monday – Friday: Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends
Telephone: 760-536-7700
Services: All services above except BMT care, intravesicular treatment, inhalation treatment, blood transfusions, exchange transfusions, and immunotherapy

UC San Diego Health System – Vista

Location: 910 Sycamore Avenue, Suite 102, Vista, CA 92081
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.
Telephone: 760-536-7737
Services: All services above except BMT care, intravesicular treatment, inhalation treatment, blood transfusions, exchange transfusions, and immunotherapy

Laboratory and Phlebotomy

While lab tests need to be requested by your physician, you do not need an appointment. Check in at the front desk of the infusion center. Lab services include:

  • Peripheral lab draw
  • CBC testing (complete blood count)
  • Chemistry testing (basic panel)
  • Bone marrow and fine-needle aspiration assistance

Some tests require that you fast (do not eat) prior to a blood draw. Always check with your ordering doctor or nurse to determine if this is necessary prior to your visit.

Advance labs before Infusion Center appointments

Having your labs done in advance will save you time and may also allow you to schedule an early morning appointment (between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.) Talk with your doctor to see if your labs can be drawn up to 24 hours before your Infusion Center appointment. If so, please have labs drawn before noon on the day before your appointment, which allows us to review your results and call you if we need to reschedule your appointment. If you have a central venous access device, such as a portacath or PICC line, blood draws will be done in the Infusion Center and require an appointment. BMT patients should have their lab work done at Moores Cancer Center; other patients may be able to have their labs done at other UC San Diego Health System lab locations.

All Lab Locations and Hours

Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla

Room: 1st floor to the right of the lobby elevators, inside the Infusion Center. Proceed through the double glass doors into the reception area.
Hours: Laboratory testing: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phlebotomy: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Telephone: (858) 822-6296. For test results, please contact your physician's office.

Other Lab Locations

You may be able to have your labwork done at another location; please verify with your physician. (BMT patients must have their labwork done at Moores Cancer Center.)

For more information, see other UC San Diego Health System lab locations.

In addition, lab services at UC San Diego Health System's Vista and Encinitas offices are available by appointment only. Call 760-536-7700 (Encinitas) or 760-536-7737 (Vista) for more information.