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Outpatient infusion therapy

The Optum Infusion Center in Colorado Springs offers a calm, relaxing place to get the treatment you need.

Call the Infusion Center at 1-719-463-5732, TTY 711.

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What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is also known as intravenous (IV) therapy. It’s a way to get medicine or fluids directly into your bloodstream with an IV needle. It’s an important type of treatment for people with long-term medical problems, such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ulcerative colitis

At our outpatient Infusion Center, we offer a wide range of medicines through infusion.* Your primary care doctor will refer you to us if infusion therapy is right for you.

What to expect at our Infusion Center location

Our location offers scenic views of Pikes Peak and a relaxing, calm atmosphere. Our highly experienced, compassionate care team will attend to you during your entire visit.

We provide a remote control flatscreen TV, a growing library of books and DVDs and warm blankets for your comfort. You’re also welcome to bring your own reading and listening materials to your visit.

We are located at:

Optum Infusion Center
1633 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Hours of operation:
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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Common questions about infusion therapy services

Infusion therapies can help people with a range of health problems, including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Immune disorders
  • Iron deficiency
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe dehydration or vomiting
  • Ulcerative colitis

Infusion therapy can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. The length of your treatment will depend on what kind of medicine you need and how much. 

Side effects of infusion therapy are different from person to person. Common side effects can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fatigue (feeling tired)

Some people may have more serious side effects, such as:

  • Allergic reaction (a bad response to medicine)
  • Infection (a sickness caused by germs) 

Your primary care doctor will let you know if infusion therapy is right for you. You can also ask your doctor for a referral. 

We accept most insurance plans. Your doctor should submit your infusion therapy referral to your insurance company if they prescribe it for you.

When you make your appointment with us, we’ll help you check with your insurance company to confirm your benefits.

As a patient, you can choose where you have your infusion therapy. Please be aware that cost can vary a lot by location. 

Please call the Infusion Center at 1-719-463-5732, TTY 711.

You can also fax us at 1-719-667-4204.

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*At this time, we don’t offer infusions for cancer care.