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Frequently Asked Questions.

FAQs | HealthQuest

We’ve sourced answers to some the most frequently asked questions we receive at HealthQuest. Our skilled pharmacists, infusion therapy specialists and home health nurses have offered their expertise below to empower patients like you with the information they need. 

What is infusion therapy?

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. 

Is it safe to receive home infusion therapy?

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.

Are there side effects of infusion therapy treatment?

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

 

What area(s) does HQRx service?

HealthQuest Infusion & Speciality is licensed to dispense specialty medications within the state of Texas. HealthQuest Home Health has the ability to serve qualified patients in zip codes throughout the Greater Houston and Gulf Coast areas. 

What if I don’t have insurance?

Don’t stress! We work with self-pay patients to make sure they receive the highest quality of care while controlling their costs. Regardless of your coverage, you can expect to be treated with respect, dignity and kindness in a safe and sterile environment. 

Do I have to pick up my medicine from the pharmacy?

No. HealthQuest offers complimentary 24/7 delivery of specialty medication to your home or doctor’s office.