Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication, fluids, or supportive treatment through your veins, directly into the bloodstream. It’s a way of delivering medication, often called intravenous (IV) therapy, that can’t be taken by mouth, or that needs to be administered at a controlled place under observation.
Infusion therapy is provided by highly qualified registered nurses for persons with a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition or who need infusion therapy for ongoing health maintenance.
Our team provides infusion services to adult patients ages 18 and older for many types of health conditions or as a supplement to health and wellness, such as autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis; fluids for chronic fluid loss (dehydration); specialized intravenous medications including immunoglobulins and immunotherapy; anemia management therapy with blood products; and Reclast infusions for osteoporosis management.
The length of each treatment depends on the medication and your specific condition. It could take 30 minutes or several hours.
Your infusion therapy will be administered under the direction of the physician who is managing the care related to the medication you are receiving. The clinical team in the infusion center will collaborate with your physician and you throughout your treatment and provide you with information and education specific to the medication ordered.
The infusion Center offers a comfortable setting overlooking the Fore River. The team at the infusion center is committed to providing individualized patient and family-centered care. The following are some of the medication services provided:
- Anemia management therapy
- Blood product transfusions
- Chronic kidney disease anemia management
- Hydration therapy
- IV medication for multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, osteoporosis, and many others
- Intravenous immunoglobulin infusions (IVIG)
- Therapeutic Phlebotomy
- Iron Infusions
- Port Flushes
Speak with your physician about having any necessary infusions at the Mercy Infusion Center. Your doctor’s office may call 207-553-6868
to schedule your appointment. We will coordinate with your physician on the necessary infusion orders, drug prior authorizations if indicated based on your health insurance policy, and medical record information. Our fax number is 207-904-0917.
All other scheduling inquiries or referrals can go directly to our infusion center.