In order to improve patient experience, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) will open a new state-of-the-art Infusion Suite inside Watauga Medical Center on June 19, 2017. 

Beginning June 19th, patients in need of non-cancer related infusions will now go to the new Infusion Suite on the second floor of Watauga Medical Center for treatment. The Infusion Suite will operate Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

For added comfort, patients will have access to a flat-screen tv and a refrigerator stocked with drinks and snacks.

Download the Infusion Referral Form


Location

Patients will take the hospital’s main lobby elevator to the second floor and check in at Outpatient Surgery just off of the elevator. From there, patients will be led to the Infusion Suite where a registered nurse will assist with the treatment.

Watauga Medical Center
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why change?

The Infusion Suite will (1) improve the flexibility in scheduling appointments for patients and (2) separate non-cancer related infusion patients from the Cancer Center.

How will the referral and scheduling process change? 

Medical providers will continue to use the same process to refer patients for non-cancer related infusions. After the referral is received, scheduling will contact the patient to set up an appointment.

Will it cost more?

No. Non-cancer-related infusions at Watauga Medical Center will continue to be considered an outpatient procedure. Patients will continue to receive only one bill and they will notice no changes in charges. Insurance companies will continue to cover the infusion treatment outside of the patient’s deductible and any applicable co-insurance amounts.


Medications

The following medications are available in the Outpatient Infusion Suite

Abatacept
Albumin
Alteplase 
Belimumab
Blood Transfusion
Cefepime
Certolizumab
Cyanocobalamin
Ceftriaxone
Daptomycin
Darbopoetin
Denosumab

Ertapenem

Epoetin Alfa
Fingolimod 
Ferric Carboxymaltose
Ferumoxytol
Furosemide 
lnfliximab 
IVIG Immune Globulin
Iron Sucrose
Levofloxacin
Magnesium Sulfate
Methylprednisolone Succinate

Methylprednisolone Acetate
Natalizumab
Omalizumab

Platelet 
Port Flush
Potassium Chloride
Romiplostim
Rituximab
Thyrotropin Alfa
Vancomycin
Vedolizumab
Zoledronic Acid