Iron infusions at Green Square Health
Understanding the Importance of Iron:
Iron plays a vital role in our bodies, acting as a crucial element in the production of haemoglobin, a component of red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. In addition to its contribution to blood health, iron also enhances muscle strength, energy levels, and mental function.
Why consider an iron infusion:
While oral iron supplements in tablet or liquid form are commonly prescribed for treating iron deficiency, there are instances where an iron infusion may be considered. This alternative might be recommended if:
- Taking iron tablets/liquids is not practical for you
- You are not experiencing improvement with oral iron supplements.
- There’s a need to rapidly boost your iron levels (e.g., before major surgery, late in pregnancy, or to prevent a blood transfusion)
- You are managing chronic kidney disease, chronic heart failure, or inflammatory bowel disease.
What to Expect at Green Square Health:
Scheduling an iron infusion at Green Square Health involves the following steps:
- Book a consultation with your GP to assess the need for an iron infusion.
- If blood test results confirm the necessity, your GP will provide a referral, including a copy of your test result, and a prescription.
- Pick up your prescribed iron from the pharmacy.
- Book your appointment for an Iron Infusion at GSH online, uploading the referral copy provided by your GP.
On the Day of Your Appointment:
- Arrive at the clinic at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time for check-in.
- Bring your prescribed iron with you.
- Plan to spend up to an hour at the clinic, as our team will monitor your post-infusion to ensure everything is well.
- Watch our instructional video for detailed tips and tricks to make your infusion experience smoother.
Conveniently available on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm to accommodate those with busy schedules.
Book your iron infusion appointment at Green Square Health by booking online or calling our friendly team at 02 9699 8111. Your well-being is our priority.Book an Iron Infusion Appointment