Plaque Psoriasis Infusion Centers

With local infusion centers across the country, Plaque Psoriasis patients requiring ongoing biologic infusions or injections relax in privacy and comfort during treatment.

Intentionally designed for Plaque Psoriasis patients.

Private Suites

Guaranteed for all patients, with leather recliners and chairs for guests

On Your Schedule

Local centers offer flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends

Goodbye Waiting

Greeted by name at check-in, patient suites are always ready when you arrive

Sit Back and Relax

In-room streaming options so you can catch up on your favorite shows

Caring for those with Plaque Psoriasis.

Simply put, patients with Plaque Psoriasis who need ongoing infusion or injection treatment deserve better options for when, where and how they receive care.

Located in the communities where people live and work, IVX Health serves those with complex chronic conditions like Plaque Psoriasis by delivering high-quality, personalized care in a private, comfortable setting so patients can continue to live their best lives.

What is Plaque Psoriasis?

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis and causes the formation of plaques, which are dry and raised skin patches covered with gray or silver scales. The colors of the plaques may vary depending on your skin color. After the plaques are cleared up, the skin underneath may be temporarily lighter or darker than typical.

How is Plaque Psoriasis Diagnosed and Treated?

A dermatologist will examine your skin, nails, and scalp for signs of psoriasis and ask questions about your symptoms. In some cases, dermatologists will also remove a small skin sample to examine under a microscope.

Treatment plans are often personalized based on the location of the plaque psoriasis, severity of the psoriasis, and other underlying factors. Common treatment options include topical creams and ointments, light therapy, oral treatments, and injected medications.

How Does IV Infusion Therapy for Plaque Psoriasis Work?

IV infusion for plaque psoriasis involves administering medication through an infusion pump that drips the medication into a catheter to a syringe and through a hollow needle into the patient’s bloodstream.

Some therapies are administered via injection. This involves injecting patients with the biologic therapy in a particular site on the body, depending on the therapy.

Plaque Psoriasis Therapies Administered at IX Health

The following infusion and injection therapies are administered at IVX Health.

Plaque Psoriasis Management at IVX Health

Each IVX Health patient receives excellent care from Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs).

The benefits of receiving infusion treatments for plaque psoriasis at IVX Health include:

  • Private suites
  • Comfortable, leather recliners
  • Enough room and plenty of seating for guests
  • A friendly clinical staff
  • Personalized service
  • High-speed internet
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Flat-screen television sets provide a way for patients to stream their favorite movies and watch the shows they love
  • Flexible scheduling options (including evening and weekend appointments)

What to Expect During Infusion Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

Step One

Using a thin, very small catheter, one of IVX Health’s nurses creates an intravenous line (aka IV line) into the patient’s arm vein.

*For Cimzia, a subcutaneous injection, one of IVX Health’s nurses will inject the patient with the treatment typically in the front of the thighs or the abdomen. No IV line will be used.

Step Two

After placing the IV line, the nurse connects it to tubing that leads up to the medication. The medication is then dispersed into the patient’s bloodstream over a specified period of time.

During treatment, patients are continuously monitored by one of IVX’s nurses. If a patient requires assistance, he or she just needs to press the call button.

There are times when a patient experiences a reaction to the medication he or she is receiving; therefore, patients need to recognize the symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.

Signs of a potential allergic reaction include developing a headache, feeling nauseous, difficulty breathing and developing a rash. Patients experiencing these symptoms need to contact their nurse right away.

How to Get a Referral for Plaque Psoriasis IV Infusion or Injection Treatment

Every referral must be accompanied by an order for treatment.

Patient information should include:

  • Name
  • Current address
  • Home and mobile phone number
  • Insurance information

Information the physician must include on the patient’s order for IV therapy to treat plaque psoriasis include:

  • Patient’s name and DOB
  • Order date
  • Diagnosis
  • Physician’s name and NPI#
  • Office address, phone, and fax numbers
  • Provider’s signature

Supporting clinical documentation from the physician should include:

Cimzia:

  • Results of a recent tuberculosis (TB) skin/lab testing
  • Patient’s current weight and height
  • Clinicals to support:
    • Patient has moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PSO) who is a candidate for systemic therapy or phototherapy

Remicade:

  • Result of Tuberculosis (TB) skin/ lab testing
  • Hepatitis B status & date
  • Patients current weight and height
  • Clinicals to support:
    • Patient has Plaque Psoriasis

Stelara IV and Stelara SQ:

  • Result of Tuberculosis (TB) skin/lab testing
  • Patients current weight and height
  • Patient has moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who is a candidate for phototherapy or systemic therapy

Ilumya:

  • Clinicals to support moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Due to the complexity of treatment, prior authorization is often required. Prior authorization is the process of getting approval for treatment from the patient’s healthcare provider before beginning treatment. It’s important to check in with your healthcare provider to see if a prior authorization will be needed for your infusion or injection treatment at IVX Health.

If you have plaque psoriasis, and you would like to learn more about the IV infusion therapy for plaque psoriasis available at IVX Health centers, contact us today.

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