8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814
301-896-3100
Breast Program Infusion Center Radiation Services Inpatient Oncology Services

Our Infusion Center

Suburban Hospital is meeting the increasing demand for outpatient infusion services through its infusion center located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Our guiding principle of our service is maintaining the physical and emotional wellbeing of our patients and their families.

Our team of highly skilled oncology nursing staff provides competent and compassionate care to all patients in need of short or long-termed infusion. The infusion program is managed by an Oncology Certified Nurse. The center has modern, state of the art equipment with a treatment area that is bright and easily visible for close observation.

Therapies Offered

  • Chemotherapy

  • Blood Product Administration

  • Antibiotic therapy

  • Remicade, antibiotic

  • Injections

  • Blood draw

  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy

  • Central Venous line catheter care

Features

  • Comfortable reclining chairs
  • Educational brochures and books
  • Portable DVD players

Hours

Weekday appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm (301-896-3856).

Weekend appointments are available Saturday from 8am to 4pm

Preparing for Your Visit

In order to provide the best care and avoid delays in your services, please note the following requirements as you prepare for your visit.

  • Blood Transfusion: We require that a Suburban Hospital "type and cross" blood sample be drawn within 72 hours prior to blood product administration. Plan on spending between 2-3 hours for each unit of blood needed.

  • First time appointments: A reservation is required at least 24 hours in advance of your desired appointment time and must be made by your doctor's office directly with the Infusion Center staff. Physician orders, health and physical forms, and any pertinent lab results must be received before treatment is administered. We will accept treatment orders via fax at 301-214-2062.

  • All managed-care patients must have pre-treatment approval from their insurance provider at least 24 hours before their appointment.

  • On arrival for your first treatment, you will need to stop at the Patient Registration Desk located in the main lobby on the 1st floor of Suburban Hospital. Patient Registration staff will register you and place an identification bracelet placed on your arm. They will then direct you to the 2nd floor. Please have all insurance information handy. If you have any questions prior to appointment, please call 301-896-3856.

  • Please be sure to arrive on time. Notify the Infusion Center if you are running late. Patients who are running late may be rescheduled depending on the length of their treatment.

Family members may stay with you during your treatment. The infusion nurse will report any pertinent results directly to your physician, who will then discuss them with designated family members.