If your doctor orders an infusion or injection treatment, you can get the services you need in our Outpatient Infusion Center at Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC). At VVRMC, our skilled staff members deliver infusion treatments for a wide variety of conditions, including infections, anemia, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. We also offer some cancer therapies, including hormone therapy.
Our dedicated infusion center is conveniently located in the main hospital, between the laboratory and the medical-surgical nurses station on the first floor. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Infusion therapy services at VVRMC
The Outpatient Infusion Center at VVRMC offers a wide range of infusion and/or injection services. If you don’t see your infusion listed below, have your provider call us at 830.778.3733 to discuss your needs.
Some common infusion services at VVRMC include:
- Anemia injections (i.e. Procrit and Aranesp injections)
- Antibiotic IV therapy
- Bladder irrigation
- Blood transfusions
- Bone cancer treatments (i.e. Xgeva injection, Zometa and Aredia IV infusions)
- Breast Cancer hormone therapies (i.e. Faslodex injections)
- Hydration therapy
- Immunoglobulin IV therapy (i.e. IVIG and Remicade)
- Immunotherapy (i.e. Keytruda and Opdivo)
- IV iron infusions
- Magnesium IV therapy
- Monoclonal antibodies.
- Osteoporosis prevention drugs for high risk breast cancer and prostate cancer patients
- Osteoporosis treatments (i.e. Prolia and Evenity injections and Reclast IV infusion)
- Prostate cancer hormone therapies (i.e. Lupron and Eligard injections)
In addition to infusion treatments, we offer related services such as:
- Chemo port/mediport maintenance
- Foley catheter insertions and replacements
What to expect on the day of your infusion
When you come in for your treatment, please check in at the main VVRMC admitting/registration area. A team member will escort you to the Outpatient Infusion Center.
Treatment times can vary, but it’s a good idea to prepare for a visit of up to two to four hours. You may want to bring your phone, charger and headphones or some magazines, books, games or crossword puzzles to pass the time.
Our infusion area is comfortable, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Most treatments take place in a small group setting, but private rooms are available should you require an intimate procedure.
Please remember to:
- Take all of your scheduled medications unless your doctor tells you differently. Bring any medications that will be due during the time of your procedure.
- Eat breakfast or lunch prior to your appointment.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. This will allow your nurse easy access to your arms for IV placement and checking vital signs.
- If you use oxygen at home, bring your tank and tubing.
How to get infusion services at VVRMC
If you need infusion services, ask your provider to refer you to our infusion center.
Your doctor can fax your order, insurance information, last medical note and lab/pathology reports (if applicable) to VVRMC Outpatient Infusion Center at 830.778.3893.
Once we receive your referral, we will call you to discuss the appointment process.