A written physician order with diagnosis is required.
The Outpatient Procedures Deptartment allows patients to have procedures and therapies,
whether one-time or ongoing, as an outpatient. This is cost effective for the patient,
improves flow through the Emergency Department, and can shorten inpatient hospital
The Outpatient Procedures Dept. is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A nurse
is available on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A notification by the physician's office when sending a patient to the Outpatient Procedures Department is preferred prior to patient arrival. This assists us with scheduling as the Outpatient Procedures Department can only accommodate 5 patients at one time. Since many patients stay for one or two hours or longer, appointments can prevent wait time for patients.
Walk-in patients are accepted with physician orders during the Outpatient Procedures Department hours of operation.
IV therapy, such as Antibiotics: Daptomycin, Vancomycin Invanz, Rocephin, Levaquin, Dalvance, Orbactiv, Tobramycin
Clindamycin, etc., IV infusions: Reclast, Magnesium and Venofer (Iron Infusion)
IV push, IM, or Subcutaneous Medication Administration, such as, Neupogen, Neulasta, Procrit, Aranesp, B12, Prolia, Zometa,
Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Blood Transfusion and Platelets
Lab Draw from Implanted Port or Venous Access Devices
Urinary Catheterization or Catheter Change
Simple Dressing Changes
Suture or Staple Removal
PICC Line Insertions, Medicine Insertion, Maintenance of PICC Line and Port Maintenance
Pull PICC Lines
Assist Providers with Simple Special Procedures: Lesion Excision, Joint Injections, Cyst Removal, Toenail Removal
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Outpatient Procedures Department at 618-439-3161, ext. 9325 or fax 618-435-9090.