Our priority at MaineGeneral’s Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (HACCC) is the safety of our patients and staff.
We are working with the CDC and have developed a plan to make sure you and our workforce remain safe and protected during the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak.
The HACCC – like all MaineGeneral facilities – has implemented a screening process which includes asking patients about their recent travel history and if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection, such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath.
If you have questions or concerns, please call your care team at
- 207-621-6100 for Medical Oncology
- 207-621-9400 for Radiation Oncology
No visitor policy
As of April 2, we revised our visitation policy. We are not allowing visitors at this time. Please note that this includes friends and family members. The No visitor policy does have rare exceptions of one who may be medically essential to a patient’s care. These rare exceptions may apply based on the clinical team’s judgement. See bulleted points below for more precise guidance. If approved, the visitor will be screened and escorted with the patient to the destination of care. Expectations of limited movement throughout the center will be enforced.
We recognize the sensitivity of this decision and acknowledge that caregivers are often an important part of one’s therapy. However, we cannot ignore the increasing daily risks associated with COVID-19.
Exceptions to permit one support person along with the patient will be allowed in the following cases:
- Initial consult with oncologist following diagnosis
- Initial chemotherapy teaching
- When severe behavioral needs of the patient can only be met by a support person
- When dictated by legal requirements specific to the individual patient, such as our patients under state custody
What you need to know before you arrive
We are open and ready to provide your care. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please call your care team before your appointment. This will allow your care team to assess your needs and direct you to the appropriate level of service.
The HACCC is screening all patients for risk factors for COVID-19. Employees are also being screened on a daily basis at a separate designated entrance.
You will be greeted at the front entrance for preliminary screening. This screening will help us respond to anyone with potential for COVID-19 infection. Visitors must also pass screening questions and be free of any respiratory viral symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
If the preliminary screening questions yield a positive response, the patient and visitor will be masked and escorted to a private area for further assessment and evaluation.
Although we know these restrictions may be hard for you and your loved ones, we trust that you understand the necessity of taking these steps to protect our patients, visitors and staff.
To protect our patients who are uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus virus, we are implementing additional precautions which include:
- Temporary suspension of onsite support groups;
- A goal to eliminate Emergency Department visits or inpatient admissions;
- Suspending large-group meetings and social gatherings;
- Option to reschedule appointments; and
- Cancelling educational events including Prevenyion & Healthy Living classes
MaineGeneral Medical Center continues to closely monitor this pandemic and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as we are committed to caring for you and your family.
Your Cancer Care
When you have a cancer diagnosis, you want and deserve the best care, close to home.
Dedicated, compassionate staff at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta, Maine, care for more than 12 percent of Maine's cancer population and see more than 7,000 patients with a cancer diagnosis annually, including more than 1,100 newly diagnosed cases.
You'll find care of you as a whole person here with expert clinical support. You'll also find support for your other needs, may they be for navigating your financial, spiritual or counseling needs.
Cancers We Treat
We treat many types of cancer, including:
- Brain tumors (malignant and non-malignant)
- Gastrointestinal (GI)
- Genitourinary (including prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile)
- Head and neck
You'll find our services extend beyond the care we provide. We bring hope and healing to patients and families and help them make the best choices for their situations.
Investment in Technology
At MaineGeneral, you have access to the latest technology available. We are the leader in cancer care in the Kennebec Valley and beyond and our center has two new linear accelerators - state-of-the-art technology that patients benefit from every day.
2019 Cancer Annual Report
2019 marked the twelfth anniversary of the opening of MaineGeneral's Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.
Read about our world-class cancer care.
You deserve the highest-quality cancer services. In 2010, the HACCC became one of the first 16 cancer practices in the United States - and the first in Maine - recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification program. The HACCC was recertified in 2019.
You want clinical excellence - and we're with you! Our highly skilled, experienced staff and state-of-the-art facility and technology allow us to provide patients with the best care close to home.
We also have an established clinical research program to give you access to newly approved treatments.
You have the security of knowing our center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and American College of Radiology (ACR). We were recertified by the ACH in 2020.
MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (HACCC) in Augusta, Maine, is a proud partner of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, a coordinated system of care with the support of the Harold Alfond Foundation.
Learn More About the Cancer Care Network
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