What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes. Prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, chemotherapy, hydration, pain management and parenteral nutrition.
The Ambulatory Infusion Center at Mercy Medical Center provides short and long-term infusion therapy to patients in a comfortable setting. The Ambulatory Infusion Center is designed to provide therapy to patients who may not require hospitalization, who may not be receiving home care because of insurance constraints.
Some of the Treatments Available:
- Administration of antibiotics and other medications
- Blood transfusions
- Inserting and removing of different types of IV devices
- PICC line placement, care and management
- Wound dressing changes
- and more...
The Ambulatory Infusion Center provides:
- Convenient access on the main level near the Jones Street Entrance
- Valet Parking
- Expanded Hours
- Private Rooms with space for a family member
- Comfortable reclining chairs or beds
- Cable TV
Daily, 6:30 am - 11 pm (including weekends and holidays)