Ambulatory Infusion

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy (I.V. therapy) involves the receiving of medications using intravenous, subcutaneous and epidural routes.

  • Intravenous - given into the bloodstream
  • Subcutaneous - given under the skin
  • Epidural route - given into an area surrounding the spinal cord

The Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Centers provide short and long-term infusion therapy to patients in a comfortable setting. The Centers are designed to provide therapy to patients who may not require hospitalization, who may not be receiving home care because of insurance constraints, or simply may prefer the ease and convenience of clinical appointments.

Patients can be admitted to the centers directly from physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes or emergency rooms. All patients are followed and monitored by a clinical team of experts, and provided with extensive education about their therapy regimen.

When do I need Infusion Therapy? Why is my doctor ordering Infusion Therapy instead of prescribing oral medication?

Infusion therapies may be ordered by your physician at any time. Some antibiotics such as Vancomycin, Daptomycin, and Ertapenem only exist in an intravenous form. Infusion therapy is often ordered for patients who have a compromised gastrointestinal system resulting in an inability to absorb many oral medications. Intravenous therapies are also given to patients who cannot tolerate oral medications due to a number of factors such as nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal obstruction, etc.

Intravenous therapy has an advantage over oral medications which may take hours to fully absorb in the gastrointestinal tract. The same medication in IV form will have much better biological availability.

Ambulatory Infusion Center - Troy

Physician Office Building, Cancer Center
44344 Dequindre Rd., Suite 230

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment at the Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Center, fax the patient's prescription to 248-964-2409; please include the patient's name, date of birth and diagnosis code. For additional information, please call 248-964-3080.

The Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Center provides a full spectrum of infusion services for patients who may not require hospitalization, may not be receiving home care services or who may prefer the ease and convenience of clinical appointments. We provide services to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations, and carry many hard-to-find medications such as biological modifiers, monoclonal antibodies, chemotherapies, bone density agents, blood and blood products.

At the Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Center, you will receive:

  • care from highly trained professionals, including oncology and infusion certified nurses, who monitor and follow patients closely to ensure the highest clinical outcomes and patient safety
  • extensive education about infusion therapy, including written tools specific to the patient's therapy

In our newly remodeled, state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility, we offer:

  • 30 spacious, private bays
  • complementary Wi-Fi connections
  • personal televisions
  • warm blankets
  • onsite, fully staffed pharmacy services

Upon request, Wilson Cancer Center patients can receive free and convenient shuttle service to and from the Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Center, Sterling Heights. The patient must live within a 15-mile radius of the center. This service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 248-964-3430.

Medical Short Stay Unit

3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Beaumont Hospital, 1st floor, South Tower (adjacent to the Surgical Lounge)

Hours

Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. - noon

Services are limted for Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 248-551-5490.

Infusion services offered at the Medical Short Stay Unit, Royal Oak, include:

  • Antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiviral therapies
  • Anti-emetic therapy
  • Aredia
  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccine (BCG Tuberculin Vaccine)
  • Biomodulaters
  • Blood transfusions
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epogen (Procrit), Neupogen, Neulasta
  • Growth hormones
  • Hemophilia factors
  • Iron therapy
  • IV immune globulin (IG)
  • IV Steroids
  • Mitomycin bladder installations
  • Monitoring of first doses of medications
  • Remicade
  • Therapeutic phlebotomies
  • Zometa

We accept adult patients (18 and over).

To schedule an appointment, call the Appointment Center at 248-577-9700. Pediatric patient appointments can be made through the Admission Transfer Office at 248-898-0880.

Beaumont Ambulatory Infusion Center

21400 Eleven Mile Road
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Hours

7 days a week, including holidays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Early morning and late evening hours are by appointment or as therapy schedules dictate. For more information or to make a referral, call 586-498-4498.

Services offered at the Ambulatory Infusion Center, Grosse Pointe, include:

  • Antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiviral therapies
  • Bisphosphonates: Pamidronate, Zometa, Reclast, Boniva
  • Chelating agents
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epogen (Procrit), Neupogen
  • Iron therapy
  • IV immune globulin
  • IV steroids
  • Mediport and PICC line maintenance
  • Monitoring of first doses of medications, especially for patients with multiple allergies that are at higher risk
  • Remicade and other biological therapies: Orencia Rituxan, Tysabri, etc.
  • Synagis
  • Therapeutic phlebotomies
  • Transfusion of blood and blood products

We accept infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

All patients are provided with a phone number where they can call for support day and night, seven days a week.