What to expect at Arizona Infusion Center
Here are some tips to know what you can expect from a treatment Session
How does Infusion Therapy work ?
You receive infusions on-site at our office through an intravenous (IV) line. It usually takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your specific condition. Receiving Infusion therapy can be scary. When you don’t know what to expect, this can increase anxiety and stress. At Arizona Infusion Center, we understand this and we hope to remove some of the unknowns by walking you through the first Infusion therapy Session.
Before Your Appointment
IV treatments are an out of pocket expense, as most insurance providers do not cover treatment at this time and we do not participate in Medicare. You will receive a receipt for your appointment and may submit it to your insurance if you would like. Some patients have had successful in receiving partial reimbursement, however, to ensure patient privacy we are unable to release any patient names and/or their providers to other patients.
The IV will be placed in a position on you arm that is most comfortable to you while maximizing the chance of first time success. While every attempt is made to place the IV the first attempt, sometimes a second attempt is needed. We make every attempt to use the smallest needle size possible for your IV. Needle size is typically a 22G but can be a 20G or 24G as well. As we administer the ketamine IV, you will feel a tiny pinch when the needle is placed, but very minimal discomfort. The entire process takes about 90 minutes. The infusion is around 45 minutes and you will generally recover for up to 30 minutes afterwards.
- For your Comfort, our treatment rooms include a recliner and pillows. Temperatures may Fluctuate in the infusion center so make sure you dress comfortably in layers.
- Free WiFi Internet access . Feel free to bring any accessories for entertainment to help you pass the time during treatment.
- During Infusion treatment, Please limit your guests to one. This will ease any space or safety concerns that may arise
- When the Infusion is coming to a close, a nurse will will check to see how you’re feeling. If needed, we can provide side effect relief medication through your IV. Otherwise, your IV will be removed.
- Provider will talk to you about what to expect following your infusion. Side Effects like fatigue and nausea are common but it is important to call us if you have any questions. There is often a way for us to help you manage these side effects.
Driving is off-limits the day of your infusion so you will need to have an escort to accompany you home after the infusion. You will be receiving a dissociative anesthetic which can induce unconsciousness, so you may not drive at all after your infusion is administered. Although you may feel normal there will be some drug remaining in your system for up to 24hrs after the infusion. For your safety, we ask that you refrain from driving, or operating any heavy machinery for 24 hours after.
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If you have a mental illness but do not have a psychiatrist, it is not necessarily a problem.
Our Infusions start at $130 for an IV Hydration to $950 for Ketamine infusion for Chronic pain.