Outpatient Infusion

OUTPATIENT INFUSION

Infusion is the slow delivery of medication or fluid into a vein through an IV. At Garden City Hospital, physicians and registered, certified nurses staff the Outpatient Infusion Services department, where patients come, on an outpatient basis, to complete intravenous (IV) treatment. Some patients are scheduled for just one visit, while others come for infusion services regularly over several weeks or months.
Infusion services include:

  • Blood transfusions
  • Injections
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Parenteral (IV) nutrition

If a physician referral is required for treatment, it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain it before the first visit to Outpatient Infusion Services. Please check with your insurance provider if you have questions about referrals. The Outpatient Infusion Services staff will verify your insurance coverage before your first visit and contact you if additional information is needed.

If labs such as blood work are required, they must be drawn 24 to 48 hours in advance of your treatment. If not drawn in advance, this will delay treatment by one to two hours. Lab services are available at several Garden City Hospital locations.

Helpful phone numbers

Outpatient Infusion Services
Main Number:
734-458-3279
Fax: 734-458-7554
Nurses are available from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need assistance after hours, contact your physician’s office directly.

Garden City Hospital Inpatient Oncology Unit
734-458-3311

Garden City Hospital Physician Referral
Find a Garden City Hospital physician online or over the telephone.

Online
Click on “Find a Doctor” to access the physician search page. Search for a doctor by specialty, city, or the physician's last name.

Telephone
Dial 877-717-WELL for referral to a Garden City Hospital physician. The referral coordinator will help you find a physician whose specialty and location meet your needs, and who accepts your insurance. Call Physician Referral between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To reach a patient
Call 734-458-3300 when you need information about visiting hours, directions, or to reach a loved one who is a patient at Garden City Hospital.

Your first visitYour physician’s office will schedule your first appointment at Outpatient Infusion Services. Bring your physician’s orders or prescription with you to your first appointment. At your first visit, you may schedule additional visits directly with the Infusion Services staff. The department is open daily, including weekends.

New patients should allow plenty of extra time at their first appointment. An additional one to two hours, in addition to treatment time, is needed. The length of treatment varies on the medications ordered. The hospital’s pharmacy requires an hour or more to prepare your treatment regimen once you arrive for your appointment.

Wheelchair transportationWheelchair tranportation to the Outpatient Infusion Services department is available upon request. Simply ask at the main lobby information desk.

Meals and snacks Lunch is served to patients receiving lengthy treatment that extends through the lunch hour. A schedule of meal options is available upon request. Snacks are available for patients at all other times. You may also bring snacks with you.

ParkingFree, surface-level parking is available just steps from the Garden City Hospital entrance. The information desk staff in the main lobby will direct you to Infusion Services.