Some illnesses make taking oral medications very difficult. Other illnesses require targeted therapies that the digestive system just can't handle. Infusion therapy can help. In an infusion center, medications that cannot or should not be delivered by mouth can be put into your body with a needle, a catheter or a port.
Infusion therapy is a state-of-the-art form of disease management. Should you need that level of help, the infusion center at Berger Health System is ready to assist you.
What types of therapy are given in an infusion center?
Our infusion center can help with almost any form of therapy that should be delivered via a needle, including:
- Antibiotic therapy.
- Arthritis treatment, including pain management.
- Blood transfusions.
- Cancer treatment, including chemotherapy.
- Epogen injections and Neupogen injections.
- Neurological therapy.
- Immunoglobulin infusions.
If your illness requires you to use a port, a central line or a PICC line, we can help you care for your equipment, and we can draw from these lines too.
We also offer IV therapy for those who need it.
A skillful infusion team
We work closely with your doctor, and we follow your doctor's medication instructions carefully. Our team has a great deal of experience in delivering infusion therapy, so they know all about how to prepare medications and injection sites.
During your therapy, our team will monitor your comfort and your health. We will ensure that your medications are given safely.
Your treatments are given in our beautiful center designed with your comfort in mind. Your family members can sit with you during your treatments, or you can chat with others who have come for care. If you'd prefer a more solitary experience, we can provide you with reading materials. And you're welcome to bring your headphones or personal music players.
Our center is tailored to meet the needs of people with special needs too. Just let us know how we can assist you.
Infusion treatments you need
Our therapies are offered on an outpatient basis, so you'll head home the same day that you get care.
The center is located in the Bradley Cancer Center in the Noecker Building on Berger Hospital's main campus. We will need a referral and medication instructions from your doctor before we begin. You can bring that information with you to your appointment, or your doctor can fax that information to 740.420.8663. If you have questions, call 740.420.8622.