Infusion therapy center in Walterboro, South Carolina
At Colleton Medical Center, we offer high-quality, safe and compassionate care for patients receiving infusion treatment. We know a comfortable and positive atmosphere contributes to your healing. That’s why we have designed our Care Unit to be an environment where our patients can receive personalized infusion services as an advanced method of treatment.
For more information about our infusion therapy services or for help finding a doctor, please contact us at (843) 782-2460
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy, commonly known as IV therapy is the process of administering medications intravenously. This is done by injecting a needle directly into the patient’s arm. It allows for more efficient treatment of chronic illnesses by delivering medicine, antibiotics, and/or hydration directly into the bloodstream. As a result, there’s a higher absorption rate and you can obtain relief faster.
IV therapy is used to treat a long list of chronic conditions, including but not limited to:
- Congestive heart failure
- Enzyme Replacement
- Gastrointestinal tract diseases
- Iron deficiency
- Paget's disease
- Steroid Treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Infusion services we offer
Our infusion therapies and treatments include:
- Antibiotic therapy
- Blood product administration
- Cortisol stimulation testing
- Enzyme replacement therapy
- Hydration therapy
- Iron infusion
- PICC line catheter care
The patient’s healthcare provider should contact the Care Unit at (843) 782-2460 to set-up your appointment and will also send us a copy of your prescription.
What to expect
The Care Unit is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, excluding holidays.
The time you spend with us in the Care Unit varies according to the care being provided. Please be sure that someone is available to take you home when your care is complete. If you are receiving an infusion or injection, one of our compassionate caregivers will call to check up on you, post care.
Patients should bring the follow items with them to each appointment:
- Photo ID
- Insurance card
- All medications or a list of all medications including dosage and frequency
- A copy of your prescription, if applicable.
If you will be receiving daily care, you will be directed to the Emergency Department on Saturday and Sunday. If you will be receiving weekly or monthly care, you will be asked to register once per month, as required by insurance companies.
Please note that you may be contacted by Press Ganey to participate in a patient survey. Please consider participating in the survey as we use the information gathered to improve patient care.