Home infusion therapy is the administration of medications, fluids, or other treatments directly into a patient’s bloodstream through a needle or catheter in the comfort of their own home, rather than a hospital or clinic setting. This type of therapy is generally prescribed for patients who require long-term IV therapy, for short-term treatments to help get people out of the hospital sooner, or those who wish to receive their therapy in a familiar environment.
Home infusion therapy can involve a wide range of medications and therapies, including Immunoglobulin Therapy, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Specialty Infusion Therapies, Antibiotics, Alpha-1 Therapy, Hydration Therapy, Hemophilia Therapy, Pain and Hospice/Palliative Care and Cardiac/Inotropic Services. These services are often administered by healthcare professionals, such as registered nurses, who visit the patients’ homes or, in most cases, patients are taught to self-administer their treatment allow them even greater independence.
As part of the Vital Care network of home infusion pharmacies, we are an in-network provider with most all insurance carriers and are able to work with your insurance company to provide your infusion services at the lowest out-of-pocket cost for you.
When you work with us, you get the local care you deserve with the strength of a national company. Our dedicated insurance team will work with your insurance company saving you time and hassle.
Infusion therapy is the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is used when your condition is so severe that it cannot be treated with oral medications.
Diseases commonly requiring infusion therapy include infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders which prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and more. Other conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
YES. Most private insurance plans and Medicaid cover home infusion services. Medicare coverage is limited but some therapies are covered like total parenteral nutrition. Our insurance qualification team will check with your insurance plan and let you know if home infusion is covered and what your expected cost would be. Call the pharmacy for specific coverage questions.
You and your family or caregiver are instructed on how to safely administer your medications. Click here to see how simple it can be.
Home health nurses are highly skilled and will teach you how to administer your medication safely.
YES. Home infusion has been shown to result in few catheter related infections as well as keeping you from getting exposed to resistant bugs in a hospital setting.
Call the pharmacy or ask your healthcare provider if home infusion therapy is right for you.