Outpatient infusion services
You don't have to leave town for your infusions, we offer infusion therapy at the Welch Cancer Center.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of intravenous medications or fluids through a needle or a catheter. It can also be used to treat infections and correct nutritional deficiencies.
What is infusion therapy used for?
Most often, infusion therapy is used for treating patients for dehydration or pain management, or those who have long-term illnesses. It can be used to treat infections and correct nutritional deficiencies as well.
You might also benefit from infusion if:
- Your condition requires medication not available in pill form
- If certain medications are not effective after passing through the stomach or intestinal tract
- If you have a swallowing disorder
- When an oral medication is not the most effective treatment option
Infusions for both cancer and non-cancer patients require similar setup, equipment, and specially trained nurses. This is why all infusion services are provided in the Welch Cancer Center. Another advantage of offering infusions in the Welch Cancer Center is that outside traffic to the building is limited, reducing patient exposure to colds, flu, and possible risk of infection.
An onsite pharmacist is readily available to prepare medication, assess medication interactions, and address medication concerns.