IV Therapy at El Campo Memorial Hospital

El Campo Memorial Hospital offers infusion and transfusion services in their Ambulatory Day Surgery Department. With a physician order and business office approval (depending on the patients insurance the approval process may take several days) , patients can schedule their infusion or transfusion at El Campo Memorial Hospital during Day Surgery hours, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient's condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications.

Some of the most common reasons for infusion therapy include cancer, chronic pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal (GI) problems, heart failure, immunodeficiency disorders, malnutrition, neuromuscular disorders and serious infections. Complex medical conditions like Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis can also be treated with specialty medications through infusion.

The infusion therapy always originates with a prescription order from a qualified physician who is overseeing the care of the patient. Physician’s orders for IV Therapy should be sent to the Admitting Office for pre-certification and approval from your insurance company. Note: Some Insurance and Medicare approvals may take several days.

For scheduling information, please call 979-543-6251 and ask for the surgical services department.

El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH) and its predecessor have been providing the highest quality medical care in El Campo for over 68 years, and at the current location since 1979.The hospital is accredited by state and federal regulations (Medicare/Medicaid). Patient Billing: Various physicians involved in your care at ECMH will bill you directly for their services. These may include your anesthesiologist, emergency room physician(s), radiologist, pathologist, cardiologist or other consulting physician during your ER visit or hospital stay. Please remember that some physicians are private practitioners (contracted by ECMH and not an actual employee of ECMH) and may not be a provider on your specific managed care plan.