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
- Antibiotic therapy
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- 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
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
Garden City Hospital Physician Referral
Find a Garden City Hospital physician online or over the telephone.
“Find a Doctor” to access the physician search page. Search for a doctor by specialty,
city, or the physician's last name.
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.