Comfortable, kid-friendly, state-of-the-art infusion services

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 many services, including:

Infusion Center contact information 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, then option 2, then option 1 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 Center locations 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 during your child’s infusion

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. Your child will be assigned a nurse who will make sure your child 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 your child during the infusion. Due to space constraints, we recommend limiting the number of siblings or other family members present for the infusion.

Your child 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 your child feel at ease during his or her visit.