Blank Children's Infusion Center
The Blank Children's Infusion Center is a family-centered outpatient infusion center that serves children and adolescents in central Iowa. The infusion center is located on the UnityPoint Health Des Moines - Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children's Hospital campus. We accept referrals from providers throughout Iowa who have UnityPoint Health privileges or have a collaborating provider privileged within the UnityPoint Health system.
The infusion center accommodates pediatric patients with acute and chronic needs in a comfortable setting. Patients receive specialized services delivered by pediatric nurses who are certified in chemotherapy delivery by the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses. The center offers private infusion rooms, procedure rooms and an open bay area. Amenities include WiFi access, TV's, iPads, games, movies and gaming systems. The infusion center is also staffed with Child Life Specialists.
The infusion center is equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator. Patients may bring meals or snacks. Coffee and ice are provided. Food can be purchased at the medical center Café's or gift shop.
The Blank Children's Infusion Center works closely with the referring pediatricians, specialtists and other providers to provide high quality, short-term and long-term infusion care. Some of the services and treatments provided in the center include but are not limited to:
- IV hydration
- IV antibiotics
- Endocrine Stimulation testing
- Biologic therapy
- Transfusion and pheresis services
- Enzyme replacement
- Sedation procedures
If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient to the infusion center, please contact us and we can direct you through the prior authorization process to have your patient approved in our center. All patients treated in the Blank Children's Infusion Center must have a UnityPoint Health treating or collaborating provider who will assume responsibility for the patient while in the infusion center and who will provide orders for the treatment.
Referring providers must be available to address status changes should they arise and will be contacted if a change in clinical status of their patient. Orders must be placed at the time of the infusion appointment to avoid care delays.
To schedule with the Blank Children's Infusion Center, call (515) 241-3560.