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Infusion Center

The Infusion Center and Day Hospital provides a warm and friendly environment where outpatients with chronic illness such as hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and cancer can receive transfusion and infusion therapy. The Apheresis Program at the Infusion Center provides red blood cell exchanges for patients with sickle cell disease and stem cell collection for bone marrow transplant patients. Test dosing and tolerance testing for various drugs are also performed in the Infusion Center.

Find Us

  • Oakland Infusion Center:  7:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m (Mon - Fri, & every 3rd Saturday)
  • Walnut Creek Infusion Center: 8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m (Mon - Fri)

Designed To Meet the Needs of Children and Young Adults

Unlike other infusion environments, our nursing staff is completely pediatric-focused and experienced in caring for children. As well, the pharmacists who help develop a plan of care for your child are dedicated solely to pediatrics and have the experience to determine the optimum dosage, medication, and timing of therapies for your child’s specific needs.

We understand the challenges young patients face, and we offer age-appropriate emotional support in an environment that is welcoming and comfortable.

  • Portable entertainment centers to enjoy while being treated
  • Visits from Child Life specialists and an artist-in-residence help keep kids engaged 

Diagnoses and Conditions Treated

The Day Hospital treats chronic diseases requiring period transfusion or infusion therapy that can be done on an outpatient basis, including: done on an outpatient basis, including:

  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Hemophilia
  • HIV and other immune disorders
  • ITP
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia

Services

  • Argenine and l-dopa tolerance testing
  • Baclofen test dosing
  • Blood component transfusion therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • DDAVP testing
  • Factor tolerance testing
  • Medication infusion therapy
  • Red cell pheresis
  • Stem cell collection
  • Synagis Clinic