Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES IV THERAPY WORK?
IVs work by quickly replenishing fluids, electrolytes, minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. An IV delivers the ingredients directly into the bloodstream, speeding absorption and maintaining potency of the ingredients.


WHO CAN RECEIVE AN IV?
Most persons; however, we are not able to treat patients with certain medical conditions. We complete a full medical history to see if you are a candidate. IVs are generally safe for pregnant and breastfeeding patients. If you are pregnant, we will contact your obstetrician regarding your care.


WHAT IS IN THE IV?
Usually normal saline (balanced salt water) and the appropriate additives our medical staff decides will best help you. These can be any combination of medicines, electrolytes, minerals, amino acids, and vitamins.


WHO ADMINISTERS THE IV?
All treatments are administered by registered nurses (RN) and phlebotomy-certified staff. Our staff has over 50 years experience working in hospitals and emergency departments.


HOW LONG DOES AN IV TREATMENT TAKE?
In general, for most patients, a treatment runs 30-45 minutes from start to finish. Depending on the amount of fluids you receive or any special treatments, your visit may take longer.

DO IVS HURT?
Usually not. Depending on your preference, we can start the IV without any numbing medicine, with a numbing spray, or with a numbing cream.


WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF IVS?
Side effects are infrequent and usually mild. Side effects can include bruising, bleeding from the site, and injection site soreness. These can be avoided by holding direct pressure after removal of the IV. Other less common side effects include infection and allergic reactions. Our medical professionals are usually able to diagnose and treat possible side effects.


HOW OFTEN CAN I GET AN IV?
There is no set schedule; it depends on one’s health and symptoms. Some clients receive therapy weekly, biweekly, or monthly.


DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
We do not accept private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. We do accept FSA and HSA accounts, however, some HSA and FSA accounts may refuse to reimburse for IV treatment, please confirm with your plan before using.