Infusion Center

If your child needs an infusion, our team of experts can make the experience as comfortable as possible in our kid-friendly, state-of-the-art environment. We provide outpatient infusion services to patients in hematology, oncology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, immunology, allergyrheumatology and more.

Contact and location

Your child’s provider will work with you to schedule your child’s infusion appointment. Please call (650) 497-8953 and select option 4 to speak with the Infusion Center schedulers about any scheduling issues or other questions you may have.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has two Infusion Centers in the West Building, located in Suite 150 and Suite 172. When a scheduler calls you to remind you of your child’s appointment, he or she will provide detailed information about where your child’s infusion will take place.

Infusion services are also available at John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek Medical Center or California Pacific Medical Center for our patients who are receiving care at those partner locations.

What to expect

After checking in for your child’s infusion, you will be shown to a recliner or bed where your child will receive his or her infusion. The infusion space may be shared among several patients, but it includes curtains for privacy. Each patient will be assigned a nurse who will make sure the patient gets his or her infusion safely and comfortably. Depending on the infusion, you can expect to stay at the Infusion Center for 1.5 to 10 hours.

A parent or guardian should stay with the child during the infusion. Due to space constraints, we recommend limiting the number of siblings or other family members present for the infusion.

Patients can order meals or snacks from the hospital’s food service. Each room has a TV, and we can provide games to help pass the time. Our infusion center also has two dedicated Child Life specialists who use a combination of education, support and therapeutic play (including music and art therapy) to help patients feel at ease during their visit.