Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY SHARPS CONTAINER ONCE IT'S FULL?
Place all used needles into the sharps container up to the FILL LINE and close and seal per instructions and call Nexgen for a new sharps container. Before disposal, check within your local community for instructions regarding contamination. Your home health nurse may be able to assist you with disposing of your needle box as well. Until you receive a new container, please place all syringes and blood monitoring glucose lancets to be disposed of into a metal or plastic, tight lid container like a coffee can or a milk or detergent jug. Once you receive your new sharps container or the home container becomes full, make sure the lid is closed tightly and secure the lid with heavy duty tape to avoid any spillage before being properly disposed of. NEVER put used needles in the recycle bin and if you have any leftover formula or feeding supplies, you can contact Nexgen or your local pharmacy to help coordinate supplies with those in need.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LEFTOVER MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES WHEN I HAVE FINISHED MY INFUSION THERAPY SESSIONS?
Please note that Nexgen is not allowed to get any medications back from patients after they have been dispensed. We recommend you consult your home health nurse about donating the leftover supplies to their agency. You can also ask a local Vet or consult an animal shelter on whether they can use any of the leftover supplies or medications. If possible, take your leftover medications and supplies to your local hazardous waste collection facility. You should never pour unused liquid medications down the drain.
HOW DO I RECEIVE INFUSION THERAPY?
Talk to your doctor and ask if infusion care can be provided at our infusion suites or at your home. Call or email your assigned representative to work with you, your physician or case manager to properly coordinate your infusion therapy care.
WHO SHOULD I CALL IF I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING MY HOME IV INFUSION?
Once you start your home IV infusion please call Nexgen; contacting the hospital team members may delay the response.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY PUMP?
Nexgen has staff on call 24 hours a day but you should consult the pump users guide. If you are unable to get the pump working, you can contact a pharmacy technician to walk you through step by step reprogramming/restarting of your pump. .
WHAT IF I NEED A MEDICATION NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?
Please send us an email regarding the medication you need. We strive to use new and medically advanced therapies in our IV infusion suites and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE INSURANCE?
We will work with all cash pay patients to insure you receive the highest level of care while keeping your costs under control. We also offer discounts for patients paying in cash and we assist patients in finding financial support available through drug manufacturers or other sources.
WHAT INSURANCE DOES YOUR INFUSION SUITES ACCEPT?
We work with MEDICARE and most private insurance companies and we are adding others all the time. Consult your nurse or intake coordinator if you have any quesitons.