Iron infusion can be a very effective way to treat iron deficiency if you need to reverse iron deficiency quickly, if iron tablets are causing side effects or if iron tablets are ineffective. A small cannula is inserted and an iron solution is given intravenouly.
If you are a patient of the practice, your doctor can book an iron infusion for you.
If you are not a patient of the practice, you need to attend an initial appointment, bringing your pathology results with you, and one of our doctors can discuss an iron infusion with you, and the infusion will be booked after this.
You will be given a prescription for the iron which you can generally obtain at any pharmacy – please bring this with you at the time of the infusion.
The infusion itself takes about 30-40 minutes, but with setup time and a short rest period after, please allow 1 hour altogether.
Your initial consult will incur an out of pocket expense of $50 (that is, after the Medicare rebate)
On the day of the infusion there is another $50 out of pocket expense for the consultation and a $50 charge for use of room/consumables, meaning a total of $100 out of pocket expense (after Medicare rebate)
We will charge the full fee at the time of consultation/infusion and you can receive the Medicare rebate directly into your bank account within a couple of days