Skip the Road Trip with Local Outpatient Infusion Services
Date: November 16, 2023
People needing intravenous medications and injections can save themselves the time and expense of a long car ride, thanks to Outpatient Infusion Services at CHI LakeWood Health.
Outpatient Infusion Services include IV antibiotics and antifungals, blood products, iron infusions, outpatient injections and many other medications. Port flushes are also done for people with cancer, severe infections, kidney failure or other conditions that require implanted ports.
Being able to stay in Baudette for these services saves local residents time, money and hours missed at work. That’s especially helpful for specialty medications given regularly, such as Prolia for osteoporosis and Humira for rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients often don’t realize they can ask their provider to have their same treatment right here close to home. “They feel like they have to travel,” said Brent Noble, Pharmacy Supervisor. “We hear patients say, ‘I wish I could do this here.’ The great thing is – you can!”
It’s as simple as asking your physician to fax the order to CHI LakeWood Health. The Outpatient Infusion team takes it from there. “Just have the provider fax us an order. We will get the approval and order the medication in,” Noble said.
Outpatient infusions are given in the hospital inpatient rooms, so patients have privacy with their own bed, chair and television. “They can get a meal if requested,” Noble said. “We have snacks, beverages, and warm blankets. They can get the whole nine yards.”
The list of infusions given and conditions addressed at CHI LakeWood Health is long. “If you don’t see what you need on the list, check with us,” said Noble.
Save your road trips for vacations, to see relatives or go to a special event. Outpatient Infusion Services are right here for you, whenever you need them. For more information, contact our pharmacy at 218.634.3447. Fax referrals to 218-634-1094.
Partial List of Infusions
• B12 Injections
• Blood Products
• Iron Infusions
• IV Fluids
• Outpatient Injections
• Port Flushes
• Specialty Medications
Partial List of Disorders
• Crohn’s Disease
• Infectious Disease
• Immune Deficiency
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Vitamin Deficiency