What is an infusion?

An infusion is a way to give treatments (therapies), such as medicine or blood products, to a child or young adult through their vein by IV or a central line.

Infusion Services at Seattle Children’s

We provide infusions to patients being seen by a variety of departments at Seattle Children’s, including:

What’s special about Seattle Children’s Infusion Services?

Our Infusion Services team monitors your child closely so they can receive infusions in our outpatient unit instead of staying in the hospital.

Services We Provide

Through an infusion, we can provide:

  • Blood products, such as red blood cells or platelets
  • Chemotherapy
  • Enzymes
  • Immunotherapy
  • Immunoglobulin (antibodies)
  • Antibiotics or medicines for other conditions

We do not offer blood product or chemotherapy infusions in our Bellevue and Federal Way locations.

What type of patients are treated by Infusion Services?

We care for children and young adults needing infusions that last less than 12 hours and have certain health conditions, including:

  • Blood diseases
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Genetic disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Rheumatology disorders

Scheduling an Appointment With Infusion Services

  • We provide treatment for patients who have established care with a Seattle Children’s provider. If you have a referral, please call 206-987-5700 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you already have an appointment, learn more about what to expect and how to prepare.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Infusion Services at 206-987-5700. If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s Seattle Children’s provider for a referral.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.