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HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty

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The HQRX Experience

The HQRX Experience

About HQRX

HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty (HQRX for shorthand) was founded in 2008 to serve the outpatient infusion therapy and specialty medication needs of patients in the Houston-area. With some of the most advanced care in the world for acute and chronic health conditions offered at the Texas Medical Center, we are proud to provide an accessible and cost effective supplement or alternative to long-term inpatient hospital stays.

HQRX provides patients and providers with an extensive selection of infusion therapy services, including the management of specialty medications and care coordination to provide you with a seamless healthcare experience specially tailored to your individual needs.

The HQRX Experience: What to Expect

The HealthQuest infusion center is your Houston-area headquarters for infusion therapy and specialty medication. Receive your infusions on-site at our full-service ambulatory infusion center in Sugar Land or opt into our home infusion therapy for ongoing treatment in the comfort of your own space.

Have questions about prescriptions, treatments or cost? Talking with our skilled in-house team can save you the hassle of making multiple phone calls to physicians, pharmacies and insurance providers to get answers.

HealthQuest promises:

  • Individualized care & patient education from ACHC-certified staff (USP 800 compliant)
  • Comprehensive disease management & medication therapy management
  • Seamless transition from hospital to at-home treatment
  • A knowledgeable multilingual staff who offer clinical counseling and patient care management
  • Courtesies like our auto-refill reminder program and standard 24/7 home delivery (at no additional cost)

FAQ

FAQ

Infusion therapy services involve the intravenous (IV) administration of medications that treat a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions. It often means the patient will experience better results, because infusion therapy directly administers medication into the bloodstream. It is usually prescribed when a patient’s condition cannot be treated with oral medication. HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty provides infusion therapy to patients in the comfort of their own home or on-site at our world-class infusion center. Our services include the clinical management of drug therapies, nursing support, and care coordination.
Home infusion therapy is a proven, safe, and effective alternative to hospital inpatient care. It can provide comfort and convenience for patients and offers less interruption to their daily activities. It can also be a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital stays.
HealthQuest Infusion & Specialty offers a wide range of home infusion therapies, including but not limited to:

  • Anti-infective (ABX, antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral therapy)

  • Nutrition support therapy and tube feeding (total parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition)

  • Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin G therapy (IVIg and SCIg) 

  • Inotropic/Cardiac 

  • Biologic

  • Remicade and Entyvio

Please call HealthQuest anytime at 832-612-3500 for 24/7 guidance and support regarding the setup, administration, and medication regimen for your home infusion therapy.
Infusion therapy can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions, including many types of infectious diseases, nutritional/gastrointestinal disorders, cancers,  hematological disorders, heart conditions, immunodeficiencies, and autoimmune disorders. HealthQuest offers infusion therapy treatments for all of the following:

  • Severe dehydration

  • Hemophilia

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Heart failure

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD)

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Complications following bone marrow transplant

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Severe or disabling plaque psoriasis

  • Kawasaki Disease

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome

  • Graves’ Disease

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Myositis

  • Abscesses

  • Cellulitis

  • Chronic urinary tract infections

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Hepatitis C

  • MRSA

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Pancreatitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Post-transplant care

  • Sepsis

  • Wound infections

  • Fertility issues
While most patients report mild to non-existent side effects, you could experience some of the symptoms listed below following your treatment. If you are currently on medication to control your blood pressure, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking it prior to your first infusion therapy treatment.

General side effects of infusion therapy treatment should subside within 24 hours, however you could experience:
  • Slight drop in blood pressure

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea and/or upset stomach

  • Muscle stiffness

  • Sweating

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Neck and back pain
The decision to receive home infusion therapy is made between you and your physician. Several factors are considered before receiving infusion therapy in the home, including your and/or your caregiver’s desire and willingness to comply with therapy and the presence of a safe and appropriate home environment.

Before you’re discharged from the hospital, a HealthQuest team member will reach out to you to go over details. Some of the questions we’ll ask: Do you prefer your medication delivered to the hospital or to your home? From there, we will schedule delivery, providing you with an arrival time window to make sure you’re prepared. We know it can be stressful getting settled after a stay in the hospital.

Prior to discharge, you will also receive support from our team of clinicians and/or support staff who will provide patient and caregiver education and training. 

The medication will be delivered to you and will be administered by an experienced infusion therapy nurse 24 hours after discharge. Prior to 24 hours, or if your prescription requires you to have a dose at home, you or the caregiver will then administer.

Yes! Our state-of-the-art infusion therapy devices are lightweight and portable, requiring only a backpack, purse, or a pocket for transport. The HealthQuest pharmacy has the capability to support all of your home infusion needs while traveling anywhere within the U.S.

HealthQuest is not allowed to take medicine back once it has been dispensed, however discontinued/leftover specialty medications may be brought to a local pharmacy collection program or a hazardous waste collection for proper discarding.

You may ask your home health nurse if you can donate your leftover supplies to their agency or ask your local veterinarian or animal shelter if they can use any of the leftover supplies.

You should never pour unused liquid medications down the sink.

Yes. However, fluids for hydration or saline and heparin flush syringes may be kept at room temperature.
Yes. An HQRX home infusion specialist will train your and/or your caregiver on how to administer ongoing treatments at home, as well as how to maintain infusion equipment and IV site.
Please call HealthQuest anytime at 832-612-3500 for 24/7 guidance and support regarding all aspects of your infusion therapy, including equipment setup, administration, and medication regimen.