Iron Infusions for Iron Deficiency
- Iron infusions take 20 minutes
- Nurses at Kiama Downs provide Iron infusions for the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Nowra regions here
- If you are 16 or over, and are not pregnant, you can usually arrange an Iron infusion at the practice within a week of your GP appointment at Kiama Downs.
- The nurse gap fee is $120 for an iron infusion and the GP gap fees in Kiama Downs are shown here ($32 to $72).
If you are a New Patient you will need to please:
- book a 30 minute appointment
- if possible bring a health summary or referral from your usual GP
- if possible bring results for these pathology tests: FBC, Fe Studies, LFT, UEC, CMP..
Booking Iron infusions
Iron infusions will be booked in by your GP in Kiama Downs after your appointment if your GP feels an Iron infusion is the best decision in discussion with you.
Do I need an iron infusion?
Iron infusions can rapidly restore your iron levels and can rapidly fix energy levels and fatigue.
First you need to book here to see a GP in Kiama Downs to check if an iron infusion is safe for you.
Iron infusions are needed:
- when you need a rapid increase in iron (sometimes before operations, after pregnancy or if you have a serious conditions like a heart problem)
- if iron tablets aren’t working (if you get side effects from iron tablets or if they aren’t helping to raise iron levels or if they aren’t safe for you)
Are iron infusions safe?
Sometimes iron infusions aren’t the best option, even if your iron is low. They can have some risks like allergic or serious reactions, or skin staining.
If your GP in Kiama Downs recommends an iron infusion, they will provide you with information first about what the risks are and the benefits so that you can decide what the best option is for you.
What can iron infusions help with?
They can help improve problems like:
- Shortness of breath
- Poor learning
- Cold hands and feet
- Lack of energy
- Low attention span
- Poor appetite
Where can I learn more about Iron Infusions
We recommend the Melbourne Blood Specialists information sheet here to learn more.
If you have more questions, please ask your GP about this during your appointment.