Infusion Center

Infusion Center

You have been informed by your healthcare provider that you will need to receive intravenous (IV) infusions of a medication to treat your health condition. But what does that mean?  Sometimes people are not physically able to take medications orally. In addition, some medications cannot be given orally because acids in the stomach would make them no longer effective to treat a condition.

There are many reasons why medications are administered by means other than than through the mouth. Infusion Therapy is an alternative to oral treatment where medications are administered intravenously. The Wickenburg Community Hospital Infusion Center was made possible through the generosity of Alex and Jane Boyd.

How does one become an infusion patient?

  • The patient’s provider calls us to discuss the patient’s therapy that they would like us to provide.  They then fax an order with diagnosis and/or diagnosis code, a data sheet, current office notes, and current labs, if pertinent.  Once this information is received it is faxed to the appropriate person for insurance authorization.
  • We make sure the provider’s office is aware that we cannot accept the patient until insurance authorization is received.  Following receipt of authorization, the patient or care giver is contacted and an appointment is made.

What if a patient calls or presents with an order signed by an out-of-state provider?

  • We are unable to accept orders with out-of-state provider signatures.
  • We assist the patient in obtaining an Arizona licensed provider order.

What to Expect

New to Infusion Therapy? We’ve put together some information to help you with your healthcare journey.  Read More…

Available Treatments

Our infusion nurse specialists and pharmacy team will work with your provider to discuss available treatments.  Below are examples of IV Therapies / medications we use and diagnoses we treat.

*Please note this is not an exhaustive list:

Diagnosis Examples:

  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer (We do not give primary Chemotherapy but we do give many medications that a patient might need during or after Chemotherapy)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gullian Barre
  • Dehydration/Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Infections requiring IV antibiotics – long or short term
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neutropenia
  • Osteoporosis

Other:

  • Renal Preparation for CT
  • Port Placement/Removal
  • PICC Line Placement/Removal
  • Port/PICC flushes
  • Port/PICC lab draws
  • Port/PICC sterile dressing changes

IV Therapy / Medication Examples:

  • Actemra
  • Avastin
  • Benlysta
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Cimzia
  • Eligard
  • Epogen/Procrit
  • Faslodex
  • Herceptin
  • Hydration/Electrolyte Replacement
  • Iron Replacement
  • IVIG
    • Octagam
    • Gamunex-C
    • Gammagard
    • Privigen
  • Lovenox
  • Lupron
  • Neulasta
  • Neumega
  • Neupogen
  • Orencia
  • Prolia
  • Reclast
  • Remicade
  • Rituxan
  • SoluMedrol
  • Tysabri
  • Xolair
  • Zometa

If you have questions please call the Infusion Center at 928-668-1835

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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