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.
- 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
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.)
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.
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
View our Support Services to learn more.
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.