Tampa General Hospital’s Infusion Center is an eight-chair facility located in the Tampa General Cancer Center. The center offers chemotherapy services for outpatients, transfusions of blood products, blood exchanges and apheresis to treat all forms of cancer. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
What to Expect
Tampa General’s Cancer Center is located across from the parking garage. Patients arriving at the Cancer Center register just inside the Cancer Center’s main entrance. A nurse will draw labs either peripherally or via the patient’s mediport.
Once lab values are ready, the medication is ordered from the pharmacy for mixing. During this time, the patient is educated on the medication that they will be receiving, including side effects. The oncology pharmacist is also available to answer any questions concerning the medication that is ordered by your physician.
Once the drug arrives chemotherapy is administered. Upon completion of the medication the patient’s intravenous access is discontinued and after discharge instructions are given, the patient is discharged from the center. The length of time a patient is in the center varies by the type and dose of medication the patient is to receive.
Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
To schedule an appointment, please have your referring physician call (813) 844-7585.