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IV Nutritional Therapy FAQ’s


What is intravenous (IV) therapy?
IV therapy is a method of delivering vital fluids and micronutrients directly into the bloodstream. IV treatments offer patients many maximum absorption benefits: increased energy, improved sleep, enhanced recovery from athletic events or surgical procedures, superior immune support, anti-aging effects and stress relief.

Who administers and supervises IV treatments?
All IV treatments are designed and administered by one of our skilled medical practitioners. Our physicians conduct an interview and medical history screening with each patient prior to treatment. Depending on your issues a variety of lab tests may be ordered to for your custom IV treatment. The IV is delivered by our skilled nursing staff incident to your doctor’s orders.

Are there any negative side effects?
IV therapy is usually very well tolerated and therefore poses minimal health risks. There can be bruising and sometimes you can feel a slight burning, which is possible with any IV.

What is the difference between IV therapy and oral vitamins?
The key is absorption. A small percentage of oral vitamins are ultimately absorbed into the blood stream, and high doses of oral vitamins can cause irritation. An IV therapy treatment delivers 100% of each vitamin directly into the bloodstream, which is why patients experience an immediate effect and complete absorption.

Are IV treatments covered by insurance?
There are many cases where insurance does not cover these treatments. In some cases, treatments may be reimbursed if an insurer agrees the treatment is medically necessary and testing demonstrates medical need. But them again you are dealing with managed care guidelines and high deductibles and if this is deemed more preventative as the reason for the therapy, the chances are slim to none for any coverage.

IV Nutritional Therapy Facts

Why AdvaCare Clinics offers IV Nutritional Therapy

Our office and staff are committed to providing all patients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religious or political beliefs, quality health care services delivered with dignity and concern.