Mount Sinai Home Infusion
For a large variety of medical conditions that require intravenous (IV) therapy, you can choose to receive treatment in the comfort of your home. Receiving infusion at home means you can read a book, watch TV, or chat with friends while you get your medication. Scheduling is more flexible because there is no travel or office wait time. If your Mount Sinai health care provider agrees that this is a good choice for you, they can refer you to Mount Sinai Home Infusion. We will make all the necessary arrangements.
Some of the conditions we treat through home infusion include: gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid eye disease.
How It Works
If your doctor determines that home infusion is appropriate for you, they will write a prescription for the medication and can refer you to Mount Sinai Home Infusion. Our team will make all arrangements to get you started on therapy as quickly and safely as possible. We coordinate your insurance coverage; help locate co-pay assistance; ship your medication and supplies to your home; and provide the IV infusion.
Before your first home infusion, a pharmacist or nurse will call you to explain what you can expect before, during, and after the infusion. They will also explain how you can safely store the medications and supplies in your home. Mount Sinai Home Infusion will coordinate with a nursing agency for a nurse to come to your home to administer the infusion. The nurse will stay with you during treatment. With certain medications, the nurse can teach you how to administer the infusion if you want to do it yourself.
A Mount Sinai Home Infusion pharmacist or nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our home infusion care team will also stay in regular contact with your doctor to provide updates on your treatment and coordinate any additional needs. You can find more information in the Home Infusion Patient Handbook, which you will receive with the first delivery of your medication.
Why Mount Sinai Home Infusion?
The most important benefit is that Mount Sinai Home Infusion is part of the health system you know and trust. This makes it easy to coordinate your care and get you on the road to recovery quickly. If questions arise about your treatment or condition, the doctor and care team who prescribed the infusion will be contacted right away; they will be able to make any necessary adjustments. In addition, your other Mount Sinai doctors and service providers—even those who are not involved in your infusion treatment—will know what medicines you are receiving. This means they can coordinate any other care you may need.
In these COVID-19 days, home infusion offers an additional advantage. Because you receive your care at home, your risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or other illnesses) is low. Home care means you will not have to travel to and from your appointment or spend time in a waiting room. Your home care nurse will follow all COVID-19 safety rules.
Questions or Concerns
We are here for you, 24/7, to address any questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call us at:
833-998-4320 (toll free)