UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Infusion Center
Today's Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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The Blank Children's Infusion Center is a family-centered outpatient infusion center that serves children and adolescents in central Iowa. 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, an open bay area and is also staffed with Child Life Specialists. The infusion center is equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator, where patients may store meals or snacks. Coffee and ice are also provided. Food can be purchased at the hospital café's or gift shops.
- WiFi access
- Gaming systems
The Blank Children's Infusion Center works closely with the referring pediatricians, specialists 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 call us at (515) 241-3560 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 they are in the infusion center and who will provide orders for the treatment.
Referring providers must be available to address clinical status changes of their patient should they arise. Orders must be placed at the time of the infusion appointment to avoid care delays.