The Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers infusion services at our offices in Columbia, Maryland, and at Green Spring Station in Lutherville. Our experienced staff members will work closely with your doctor to coordinate care and ensure your doctor is up to date on your infusions.
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COVID-19 Safety Information for Our Patients
Our team is working hard to maintain a safe infusion environment. We remain open so you can receive your necessary infusions. We recommend that you continue receiving your infusions to avoid flare-ups and to prevent hospitalizations.
If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat or shortness of breath), nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or a recent exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please call the infusion center to report these symptoms before coming in.
We are taking extra measures to decrease coronavirus exposure and reduce risk for our patients and staff:
- We screen and triage all patients in a separate room upon arrival.
- We screen all staff members for symptoms of COVID-19. Those with symptoms are not allowed into the infusion center.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Infusion Treatments We Offer
All infusions are administered by a registered nurse according to your doctor's orders and Johns Hopkins protocols. The dose is tailored to your specific condition.
- Remicade (infliximab)
- Avsola (infliximab)
- Inflectra (infliximab)
- Renflexis (infliximab)
- Entyvio (vedolizumab)
- Injectafer (IV iron)
- Venofer (IV iron)
- Simponi Aria (golimumab)
- Stelara (ustekinumab) – IV infusions and SQ injections
- Orencia (abatacept)
- Actemra (tocilizumab)
- zoledronic acid
What to Expect Before and After Your Appointment
Before Your First Infusion
Before your first infusion, we need to review your medical history and the results of relevant tests. The tests can be done at your doctor’s office or at our infusion locations. Your doctor can send your records digitally or fax them to 410-367-2491.
The Day Of
On the day of your appointment, bring your insurance card and wear comfortable clothes. No other preparations are needed. A registered nurse will administer and supervise your infusion by checking on you during the process. Doctors are available if needed.
After Your Appointment
After your appointment, our staff will send your doctor details about the infusion and will discuss them with the doctor if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our staff will verify your insurance coverage and benefits. We will work with your insurance provider on procedure precertification and authorization. We will let you know once you have been approved to start treatment. If you have other questions about insurance, please call us at 410-616-7361.
If you have an infection in the two weeks before your infusion appointment, you should notify your doctor and call the infusion center at 410-616-7361.
In case of an adverse reaction to the medication, safety procedures are in place. Medical emergencies are rare, but doctors are on the premises and hospitals are only minutes away.