As part of University of Utah Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) provides healthcare to patients throughout the region of Mountain West while also offering clinical and academic education to physicians and researchers of the years to come. For these reasons, patients and their families travel from far to come and access quality healthcare services in this facility.
Many insurance service providers cover treatment expenses but not travel costs. This means that patients and their families need to plan well in order to make sure that travel expenses are kept at the minimum. For those who are unable to meet traveling expenses for their medical services, they can check our directory of organizations that help in arranging free travel for medical treatment.
If you cannot afford travel for medical treatment, use our directory of charitable organizations that can help arrange no-cost transportation for you.
About Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) serves as a cancer treatment and research center. This is a recognized comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation means that the center meets all the qualifications necessary for high standards of cancer treatment and research and that it receives all support in its scientific programs. HCI also enjoys membership of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). This is a non-profit body composed of the global leading cancer center. The body is tasked to enhancing the quality and efficiency of the care that cancer patients receive.
In its mission, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to understanding cancer from its start, to the use of that knowledge in the provision and enhancement of treatments, to provide relief to the suffering of cancer patients and in provision of training in cancer risks, prevention and treatment.
In its operations, the hospital serves thousands of patients suffering from cancer annually while also providing clinical and academic training for researchers and physicians. Majority of patients served at the hospital come from Utah. This is one of the states in the country and covers more than 80,000 sq miles in geographical sense. The majority of inhabitants here is rural and with more than seven native communities represented. Additionally, cancer patients are referred from abroad, from other states and region of Mountain West that includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. This is an area that has special segments of population that are considered historically not well served and experience poorer cancer results compared to the average U.S. average.
In research and opportunities, the hospital is dedicated to gender and minority equity in its areas of operations. Every person is provided with the best cancer treatment and always able to enjoy the latest diagnosis, therapy and prevention tactics through active participation in the clinical procedures and trials. The science experts in HCI focus on understanding every aspect and every stage of cancer in order to come up with more efficient and safer treatments. These experts are also alive to investigations of how the genes function in order to know the best possible means of circumventing, preventing or even reversing changes in the genes that cause cancer.
Education and Training
The hospital’s research in cancer is done in many areas. Labs, clinics, community and other areas are used in the process. Professionals in this area are engaged in a learning process that is lifetime starting from young students going all the way to full career. Classrooms, labs and clinics are all used in order to prepare the scientists in the cancer battles. This is the reason why the hospital conducts research and training in all stages starting with undergraduates to the highest possible academic and professional levels. .
Getting to Huntsman Cancer Hospital
You can get to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital from anywhere in the world. This is made easy by the proximity of both domestic and international airports. For patients, families and friends with appointments at the hospital, the following airports provide a perfect method through which they can land in the state and travel for medical services. These, arranged in order of proximity to the facility, are;
- Salt Lake City International Airport
- Ogden-Hinckley Airport
- Provo Municipal Airport
- Vernal Regional Airport
Once you are in any of the above airports, you can access the information desk and seek the required details that will allow you to reach the facility easily. There are quite a number of taxis and private means through which you can access the hospital from these airports. The following local cabs, taxis and rental companies offer transportation services to the hospital;
- City Cab Company
- Ute Cab & Rent-A-Car
- Yellow Cab
- Dollar Rent-a-Car
- National Car Rental
If you need to fly to Huntsman Cancer Hospital, use our Flight Search to find the best fares. The closest airport to Huntsman Cancer Hospital with commercial service is Salt Lake City International Airport. Huntsman Cancer Hospital is around 9 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport (Get Directions Here).
If you are flexible, or have not yet booked your appointment, use our Price Calendar to find the best days to fly and book your medical appointment accordingly.
By Public Transportation
If you wish to travel by bus or train, Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and TRAX provide a fleet of buses that can be used to travel to the hospital. It is good to note that TRAX trains arrive and depart from the Utah University every 15 minutes. You can then catch the campus shuttle that will take you to the station where you will catch the black shuttle to the hospital.
You can catch Bus 2, Bus 213, Bus 6, and Bus 902 when traveling to the hospital because they stop near the facility. The following bus stations can be used to access the Huntsman Cancer Hospital;
- North Medical Dr @ 50 N
- North Medical Dr @ 1925 E
- Mario CapecchiDr @ 96 N
- Mario CapecchiDr @ 12 N
- Medical Dr @ 11 N is 1027
- Uber and Lyft are inexpensive and convenient options for local transportation. Click on the links to sign up with one or both of these services before your trip.
- If you need medical transport, for example, wheelchair transportation, use our medical transport directory to find options in the San Diego area.
- Finally, if you would prefer to book a ride in advance, use our advance ride finder.
Lodging Options for Huntsman Cancer Hospital
There are quite a number of hotels and places where patients, families and their friends can get lodging options during their stay at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Due to the fact that the hospital serves more than 50,000 patients annually that travel from far, the hospital has made their transition away from their homes more affordable and convenient by offering what they call Patient and Family Housing. You can check that one by calling their hotline 801-521-4763.
Additionally, there are many other convenient and affordable hotels and places where you can enjoy your stay. The most convenient among these include the following;
- University Guest House Hotel:
- Avenues Apartments:
- Marriott University Park Hotel:
- Hampton Inn:
- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel:
- Holiday Inn Express:
- Perry Hotel:
The hospital is therefore conveniently served by affordable and convenient lodging options for patients, families and friends.
- HCI Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
24 hours daily, 365 days a year
801-587-7000 or toll free 1-800-824-2073
- Outpatient Clinics
Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm
801-585-0100 or toll free 1-800-824-2073
Monday–Friday, 8 am–6 pm
Saturday, 9 am–3 pm