Our Infusion Centers treat a wide range of patients including cancer patients and patients with chronic illnesses such as MS and Crohn’s Disease. Not all patients in the infusion center have cancer – some may be receiving infusion for another medical condition. Medical treatments in our infusion centers include, but are not limited to:
- Chemotherapy: used in treatment of various cancer diagnoses and non-cancer diagnoses
- Immunoglobulin Therapy: used to treat various blood and/or neurological diseases
- Therapeutic Phlebotomy: used to treat blood disorders
- Hydration: used in instances for when you are unable to keep fluids down or in diseases that require you to maintain certain electrolyte levels such as potassium or magnesium
- Administration of Blood Products: red blood cells for low hemoglobin, platelets for low platelet counts
- Biological Therapies: new targeted therapy drugs that are out on the market to treat various cancerous and non-cancerous conditions.
- Plasmapheresis: used to treat various blood or neurological conditions.
Our Infusion Centers are staffed with Registered Nurses (RNs) experienced in the handling and the administration of chemotherapy and the latest drugs used to treat cancer and other conditions.
Putting safety first, you will be frequently asked to provide us with your name and date of birth. Ensuring proper identification enables us to provide safe care at all times. As an additional safety measure, you may be asked to wear name tags at most campuses.
What to Do to Prepare and Bring to Your Treatment
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Bring things to do: laptop, iPad (chargers), books to read
- TV’s are available at each infusion bay for patient enjoyment
- Snacks: a variety of nutritional snacks and hot or cold beverages will be available for you throughout your stay, but you are welcome to bring your own if you choose.
- One guest* per patient are allowed back in the infusion center.
- Please bring a current copy of your insurance cards with you to your appointment.
- You will also need to bring a current copy of your medications at your first visit. A summary of your visit can be provided to you at the time of your discharge from the infusion center for you to take home and keep for your records.
- Appointments are scheduled according to the treatments given each day. Please arrive at your scheduled time.
*The safety of our patients and their visitors is of the utmost importance in the infusion centers. We strongly recommend patients with small children (age 12 and under) to please make child care arrangements. We request that children under the age of 12 refrain from entering the treatment room to provide a safe environment for everyone.
It is common to experience side effects from treatment; however, if you are experiencing any extreme discomfort or symptoms, please call 484-503-HOPE. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.
If for any reason your need to cancel your appointment you can call the Infusion Center any time. Please leave a message on the answering machine after hours; we will check our messages the next business day.
If you do not feel well in the evening or day after treatment, it is important that you call your doctor. The infusion team is not able to prescribe medicine or give advice over the phone.