Pediatric Infusion Center
The Pediatric Infusion Center at Sacred Heart is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate infusion services in a comforting, family-centered environment.
Our team provides intravenous (IV) infusion services for infants and children of all ages. This outpatient center offers a safe and cost-effective alternative to receiving infusion treatments in the hospital or through a home-infusion provider, options which are often not covered by insurance.
What is an Infusion?
An infusion is one way to give medications and treatments to a child through their veins. Called intravenous or IV, these treatments might include:
- Blood products, such as red blood cells or platelets
- Chemotherapy to treat cancer
- Antibiotics or medication infusions
- Central line catheter care
- Hydration therapy
- Injection services
- PICC/Midline insertions
- Therapeutic phlebotomy
Children We Serve
The Pediatric Infusion Center treats children with a variety of therapeutic needs, including:
- Hematology (blood disorders)
- Oncology (cancer)
Conditions we treat include dehydration, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, systemic lupus and cancer – just to name a few.
The Pediatric Infusion Center is staffed with registered nurses who are certified in intravenous therapy and chemotherapy administration and trained to care for children who need infusions. For chemotherapy services, a physician will be onsite to monitor your therapy. We also offer a child life specialist to help your child pass the time and to provide age-specific education regarding their treatment.
Our infusion team is dedicated to caring for you and your family, and we work closely together to help meet the unique emotional, developmental and cultural needs of each child and family. We are here to answer your questions and to provide you with information.
Comfortable, Convenient and Family-Centered Care
We strive to make your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. Patients benefit from our flexible scheduling of appointments, as well as help with insurance issues, including preauthorization.
Parents are encouraged to stay with their child throughout their treatment, as a welcome member of the care team. To protect our patients with weakened immune systems from infection, we ask that only healthy siblings over the age of 16 visit in the treatment area. However, we understand that each child has unique needs, and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Location and Facilities
The Pediatric Infusion Center is conveniently located inside the Hematology/Oncology Clinic on the 5th Floor of Nemours Children’s Clinic, next to The Children's Hospital and on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola. Our dedicated, child-friendly space includes six semi-private treatment areas and comfortable recliners with personal TVs and DVD players, as well as toys, books and iPads to entertain your child during their treatment.
Our address is:
5153 N. Ninth Avenue
Nemours Children’s Clinic – 5th Floor
Pensacola, FL 32504
Please park in the parking garage or in the lot in front of The Children’s Hospital. Enter through Nemours Children’s Specialty Care lobby, and take the elevator to the 5th floor.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Pediatric Infusion Center, please call 850-416-4941.
Preparing for Your Child’s Appointment
To help lessen the pain of an IV poke, ask your referring physician for a prescription for EMLA cream. This is a numbing cream that you should apply to your child’s skin one hour before an IV is placed.
If your child has a history of anxiety with IVs or other pokes, talk with your child’s nurse or call one of our child life specialists for ideas that may help your child cope.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring the following items with you to your child’s appointment.
- Insurance card(s)
- Medical history
- List of current medications, along with dosage
You may also want to bring some small care items for your child, such as:
- Warm socks
- Small plastic toys
- Handheld games and/or music devices
- Snacks, bottles or other food/drink. Please refrain from bringing foods with strong odors, as they may cause nausea in other patients.
If your child is sick or has a cough, please contact your child’s healthcare provider to find out if you need to reschedule your child’s appointment. If you are told to keep the appointment, please let the registration staff know upon check-in that your child is sick so that we can help keep your child separate from other patients. If your child’s healthcare provider says to cancel the appointment, please call us to let us know.
For more information about the Pediatric Infusion Center, please call 850-416-4941.