What is Infusion Therapy?

When people become severely sick or weighed down by disease conditions, oftentimes they have difficulty swallowing. This can make seemingly simple things like eating, drinking and taking medications difficult. Infusion therapy – also known as IV therapy – can help in these situations, as it is used to deliver medication directly into the bloodstream, allowing for rapid absorption and precise dosing.

Infusions are done by placing an IV directly into the patient’s arm, which allows for much more efficient treatment of chronic illnesses since it directly delivers medicine, antibiotics, and/or hydration into the bloodstream. As a result, there is a higher absorption rate and patients can obtain relief faster. Infusion therapy is a vital resource for treating various conditions, including infections, cancer, and chronic diseases.

What to Expect:

The infusion is administered by injecting a needle attached to a small tube directly into one of the patient’s veins. This tube is connected to an IV bag containing the prescribed medication. Once attached to your vein, the solution slowly drips into your bloodstream.

The duration of each session depends on the medication being administered and the patient's specific needs. Regardless of how long it takes, at Christie Clinic, our staff is fully committed to making sure the experience is as comfortable as possible. You are welcome to bring a laptop, book, or magazine, and receive your infusions in a reclining chair. We provide blankets, snacks, and free Wi-Fi so you can listen to music or watch a movie on your personal device.

Our infusion center focuses on offering a welcoming environment and an overall pleasant patient experience. Costs are also typically much lower at an outpatient facility than at a hospital.

Visitor Guidelines: One guest aged 16+ is welcome to join their loved one in the Infusion Center.