AAMC recently announced that it will be expanding its specialty injections and infusion therapies.
Infusion Therapy is an alternative to taking medications orally and is given through an IV. It is used to treat serious or chronic infections that do not respond to oral antibiotics, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, dehydration, some forms of arthritis, congestive heart failure as well as some types of immune deficiency disorders and congenital diseases.
Treatments can take a few hours or, at times, most of a day to administer. Infusion treatments are given in the hospital in a private room complete with a bed, restroom, television, Wi-Fi and complimentary meals. They are offered at AAMC 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
The injection services are available most weekdays between 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Some of the more common diseases AAMC can treat using specialty injections and infusion therapy include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders/CIDP, infectious diseases, immune deficiencies, osteoporosis, low or absent testosterone, anemia/low iron, and Crohn’s disease There are plans to expand the treatments offered in the coming months.
Some of the medications infused include Remicade, Rituxan, Enbrel, Humira, Lemtrada, Tysabri, Ocrevus and Solaris to mention a few.
Specialty injections include medications like Reclast and Prolia and are given like a typical shot using a needle and syringe.
AAMC also offers blood transfusions, IV fluid administration, dehydration treatment and port/PICC line care.
Outpatient infusion therapy is covered by most insurance plans. Payment and patient assistance programs are also available. A doctor’s referral is necessary prior to receiving any of these services.
To make an appointment or for more information contact Abbeville Area Medical Center Infusion Services at 366-3227.