FAQ

Answers to some commonly-asked questions:

What is involved?

Our doctors will work with you to create a treatment plan to meet your health goals. It is likely to feature one or more of our core intravenous services. Infusions are delivered with a sterile clinical intravenous set while you relax in a comfortable chair. Our nurses will look after you while your infusion is administered.

> Read more about what to expect

Why use intravenous infusions?

Taking Vitamin C or EDTA by mouth does not get the right amounts to your cells where they are needed if your body is under extra stress due to illness or injury.

> Read more about why intravenous vitamin C infusions are useful.


How safe is intravenous treatment?

We maintain strict quality standards and follow established clinical protocols for intravenous infusions. We stand by our clinic’s record for safety. There are always some risks that vary for each person and you are encouraged to discuss those with the doctor.


What will the doctor ask me?

The doctor will want to build a full picture of your health and well-being, and where intravenous treatment may fit into that. He or she will have a detailed conversation with you, guided by your values and needs.


What do I need to bring with me?

It helps if you can bring all relevant medical records and letters (as well as a snack to keep your blood sugar up during treatment).

> Read about what to expect when you visit us.

How long does each infusion take?

Infusions usually take between one to two hours, depending on dosage and your medical needs as determined by the doctor. Your first infusion is likely to be shorter.

How many infusions will I need?

This depends on your individual needs, as established with the doctor. We usually recommend a couple of treatment sessions each week, depending on your condition.

Do I still take my prescribed medication?

It is important to discuss this with our doctor. In general the answer is Yes.

What happens with my test results?

We will notify you of any abnormal test results that require action. With your consent, results will also be copied to your GP and/or specialist.

How much does it cost?

The cost of intravenous treatment will depend on your individual needs, as established with the doctor. All consultations are charged at our standard hourly rates.

> Refer to our standard fees.

> Read some indicative estimated total costs for common courses of intravenous treatment.

Is your service publicly subsidised?

Unfortunately not. Though our treatments are within the scope of general practice and use only approved substances, they are not currently eligible for public funding. We hope that may change at some stage.

In the meantime, some of our clients have found crowdfunding sites like Givealittle helpful in meeting the cost of treatment.