Intravenous Therapy Center

The vision at Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) Regional Cancer Therapy Center is to provide Superb Quality. Superb Service. All the Time. The Intravenous Therapy Center at the Cancer Center is the outpatient setting for providing intravenous therapies and other outpatient procedures. .

The registered nursing staff at FRHS Regional Cancer Therapy Center have exceptional intravenous therapy skills and knowledge regarding the treatments offered at the center. Many of the nurses hold their Oncology Nursing Certification with others in the process of obtaining this certification. Dedicated oncology trained pharmacists supervise the preparation and administration of the drugs given at the Cancer Center. In addition to the nursing staff, the Cancer Center also has support services available for financial counseling and psychosocial issues.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 5 p.m. Arrangements must be made for services when the center is closed.

Services Provided

  • Actemra and Orencia
  • ACTH Stimulation Test
  • Antibiotic infusions - 1st dose treatment
  • Blood Products- Red Blood Cell, platelet, plasma and albumin transfusions.
  • Chemotherapy Administration- Consisting of current treatment protocals as well as monoclonal antibodies administered intravenously and via injection. Zometa for bone mets.
  • Crohn’s Disease- Remicade and Entyvio
  • Dehydration and Hyperemesis- Hydration and IV fluids with or without supplements and if applicable antiemetics
  • DHE and Depakote
  • Hypercalcemia Treatment
  • Immunodeficiency of ITP - Immune Globulin (IVIG)
  • Iron infusions
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis Treatment
  • Reclast, Prolia, and Boniva
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Saline Challenge
  • Tysabri as well as exacerbation management

‚ÄčAppointments
Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule. If your appointment time is inconvenient, please talk to our staff. (Please note that morning appointments are normally reserved for treatments lasting longer than 4 hours or for patients receiving radiation treatments.)

Transportation
If you are receiving transportation assistance from Road to Recovery and have a question about your ride, or if you need to change your transportation arrangements, please call the Infusion Therapy Center at 301-694-5580.

Financial Concerns
If your insurance company requires a co-payment or if you do not have insurance, payment is expected prior to treatment.

If you have financial concerns, please let us know. We would be happy to schedule a meeting with one of our social workers or with a financial counselor. View our Support Services to learn more.

Treatment Days
When you arrive at the Center, please sign in at the registration window. You may also be asked to check in with a registration clerk.

When you arrive at the treatment area, you will be greeted by a staff member, who will seat you and answer any questions you may have. Your treatment will be administered by a registered nurse. Your nurse welcomes your questions and will be glad to discuss any concerns you have about your treatment, or the side-effects you may be experiencing.

The Infusion Therapy Center staff recognizes that your time is valuable, and we strive to keep wait time in the Center to a minimum. However, please keep in mind that your treatment day may include some waiting time or unavoidable delays. Many of our patients also enjoy catching up on their reading, correspondence, working on handicrafts or crossword puzzles, or working on their laptops. We do ask that you turn off all cell phones, however, since these can interfere with the proper functioning of equipment in the treatment area.