What is an iron infusion? 

An iron infusion is a medical procedure in which iron is administered directly into the bloodstream through a vein. This method is used when oral iron supplements are ineffective or not tolerated by the patient. 

Why is iron important?

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in the production of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. When the body lacks an adequate amount of iron, it can lead to a decrease in red blood cell production and cause anaemia, resulting in symptoms like fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and pale skin.

Are iron infusions safe?

As with any medical procedure, the safety and effectiveness of iron infusions depend on various factors, including the patient's overall health and the underlying cause of the iron deficiency. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and potential risks with you, before deciding if an iron infusion is suitable.

Fees & Appointment Information

You will need an initial appointment with your GP to discuss whether an iron infusion is suitable for you. This is usually a result of finding out you have low iron through a blood test. Your doctor will give you a prescription for the iron to purchase from the chemist.

A separate appointment is then made for the treatment room to have the iron infusion. Allow up to an hour for the procedure, and make sure you have eaten and are well hydrated before your appointment. 

Fee:  $180.00 

You will receive $41.40 back from Medicare.