Home Infusion Therapy

If you need infusion medications, but don’t need to be in the hospital, Banner Health’s home infusion therapy program allows you the freedom and convenience to receive health care services in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to help you achieve the best health outcomes possible while preserving your independence by alleviating trips to the doctor or stays in the hospital.

What Is Home Infusion Therapy?

Sometimes oral medications are not effective enough for patients with a serious infection or a specialized condition. In these cases, infusion therapy, which is the administration of medications through a needle or catheter, is needed. Often patients need infusion therapy for many weeks, but don’t need to be in a hospital. Home infusion therapy (HIT) allows patients to receive treatment at home from a trained health care professional.

As part of our large health care network, patients in our home infusion program work with a collaborative team of health professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive, individualized treatment. Our pharmacists, home care nurses, dietitians and support staff work together to quickly and accurately assess, communicate and adjust to ensure patients receive effective home infusion therapy.

What Does Home Infusion Therapy Include?

Banner Health’s home infusion pharmacists and nurses work together to develop an individualized treatment plan to provide the best outcomes and expert care.

Common types of home infusion therapy include:

  • Antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal
  • Anticoagulation (blood thinning)
  • Anti-nausea
  • Chemotherapy
  • Fluids/hydration
  • Inotropic therapy
  • Pain management
  • Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Steroid therapy

Who Would Benefit from Home Infusion Therapy?

Banner Health’s home infusion therapy can help patients recovering from surgery, receiving treatment for an infection or medical condition, or supplementing nutritional needs. Home infusion therapy is available to patients of all ages.

Medical conditions treated by home infusion therapy include:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dehydration
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Infections
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Pain management
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

What Can I Expect During Home Infusion Therapy?

Our home infusion therapy pharmacists with infusion expertise will monitor your clinical response to therapy with open communication to the prescriber and/or health care team. The pharmacy collaborates with the home infusion therapy nurses who are trained to safely and accurately administer treatments in the comfort of a patient’s home.

Our experienced, compassionate care team also teaches patients and their caregivers about how to safely self-manage the patient’s condition and administer infusion drugs at home.

How Can I Get Started?

Talk to your doctor to find out if home infusion therapy is right for you. You can also contact us using the numbers below for specific home infusion therapy services available in your area.

  • Arizona – Phoenix Metropolitan Area: (480) 657-1000 or (800) 293-6989
  • Arizona – Tucson: (520) 694-2491
  • Colorado: (970) 810-6455 or (866) 716-8369