Infusion therapy in Anchorage, Alaska
The Outpatient Infusion Center at Alaska Regional Hospital provides services for individuals requiring medications via injection or catheter, line blood draws and vascular access care. Our experienced and professional staff of specially trained registered nurses will monitor every aspect of your treatment while you visit with us.
To schedule an appointment, call our scheduling team at (907) 264-1201 but if you have general questions about infusion therapy, speak with a staff member at (907) 264-1795.
Our specialists provide exceptional customer service by supplementing the clinical care portion of your treatment. Our team assesses, evaluates, and educates patients about their medical diagnosis and medications. Our infusion therapy service is a cost-effective solution for patients. We offer an alternative option to the expense and inconvenience of inpatient hospitalization.
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy treatment is the process of delivering medication through any part of the body typically by injection. There are four types of infusion therapy including:
- Epidural — medicine injected through the spinal membranes
- Intramuscular — medicine administered through the muscles
- Intravenous (IV) — injection through a vein or through a catheter
- Subcutaneous — medication injected through the fatty layer of the skin
What is infusion therapy used to treat?
There are a range of conditions that may use infusion therapy as an alternative to surgery or minimally invasive procedures. Some conditions include:
- Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
- Cancers (breast cancer, colorectal cancer)
- Chronic infections (herpes, mononucleosis)
- Dehydration (from vomiting, diarrhea)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pain management (fibromyalgia, neuropathy)
- Severe anemias
Infusion therapy services we offer
Our specially trained nurses oversee infusions and monitor your care. Some of our services include (but are not limited to):
- Administration of blood products (transfusions)
- Central line maintenance (declotting, dressing changes)
- Chemotherapy services
- Injectable medications
- IV antibiotic therapy
- IV corticosteroids therapy
- IV for arthritis medication
- IV for multiple sclerosis medication
- IV hydration treatment
- IV iron therapy
- Peripherally inserted central catheter placement (PICC line)
We offer flexible scheduling and are open Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 7:00pm. Our center is family-friendly and welcomes your caregivers and family members during your treatment.