Iron Infusion

Book to see a doctor if longstanding iron deficiency is a problem for you. PHO funding for IV iron infusion in the community is now available via Primary Options for Care. The cost of the drug may be covered if you meet the special authority criteria. Our nurses are trained in giving IV infusions

IV iron therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency when oral iron is ineffective or cannot be used. The intramuscular route is no longer recommended. Ferric carboxymaltose (Ferinject) is funded under Special Authority for use in the community if the patient has been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anaemia with a serum ferritin level of less than or equal to 20 mcg/L

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