- Wi-Fi and computer access
- Large waiting area with panoramic views for family and friends
- Gentle, natural sunlight so you don’t feel secluded
- designed reclining chairs for ultimate comfort and relaxation
- Private storage areas
- Personal TV at each station
- Seven semi-private infusion stations
The Woman's Infusion Center is located in a private area on the hospital's 5th floor. It provides chemotherapy, blood transfusions and various outpatient infusions, such as osteoporosis treatment.
Infusion therapy delivers chemotherapy (cancer-fighting drugs) through an IV over several minutes or hours. Infusion therapy can also be used to give other types of drugs for other conditions besides cancer. For example, osteoporosis drugs can be delivered through an infusion.
In continuous infusion, drugs are given over several days using a pump.
Ask your doctor if you need to have any blood tests or other lab work before you begin treatment. Your doctor can also explain how long to expect each treatment to last and how many treatments—or cycles—you may need and what kinds of side effects to expect. In general:
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes.
- Wear stable shoes, such as gym shoes, in case you feel unsteady afterwards.
- Prepare to relax—try deep breathing, visualization, meditation—or bring artwork, knit, read or journal to help you relax and pass the time.
- Bring beverages and snacks.
- Bring someone who can drive you home.
- Bring your insurance card and a list of all medications you’re taking—including vitamins or herbal supplements.
Please call your insurance company to find out whether your treatment is covered before your first appointment. Ask about any deductibles, copays, co-insurance or other out-of-pocket costs that you may need to pay.