When it comes to your health, you want to take the time to make sure you receive quality care. IV therapy is growing in popularity, which means you have more choices of providers than ever — and some of them will come right to your door. Not all at-home IV therapy providers are created equally, though. Explore some of the characteristics to look for as you choose a provider.

What Is IV Therapy?

If you’ve seen a medical drama on TV, you’re probably familiar with the visual of someone lying in a hospital bed with a needle in their arm attached to a bag of fluid. IV therapy is usually used for hydration in a hospital setting, but it doesn’t end there. It’s also the quickest way to hydrate the body in general.

In addition to saline for hydration, an IV drip can contain vitamins, minerals and medications to supplement the body. The patient’s individual needs will determine the contents.

IV therapy can be used for a variety of conditions. Some types of IV drips we offer include:

We can also customize a package based on your needs, choosing specific vitamins and minerals to target your symptoms and bring relief.

The Importance of IV Therapy

An IV is inserted directly into a vein, making it the quickest way to hydrate and get nutrients into the body. When you take supplements by mouth, they have to go through your digestive system. As a result, it takes longer for you to feel the benefits. IV therapy allows the full amount of nutrients and hydration to enter your body sooner and safely.

IV therapy is:

  • Customizable: Most IV therapies allow the patient to choose a combination of the nutrients their body needs. If you’re feeling sick and need some extra support, try combining our cold and flu IV with the immune system support IV package to get ahead of your symptoms.
  • Hydrating: Every treatment includes IV fluid, which provides much-needed hydration to help the body function.
  • Immediate: An IV delivers nutrients straight to the bloodstream, so your body will absorb them faster and you’ll feel like yourself much sooner.
  • Convenient: You don’t have to travel to a clinic or hospital to benefit from IV therapy. You can order it right to your home!
  • Bioavailable: All the nutrients in the bag enter your bloodstream rather than being filtered out by the digestive system.

Choosing an At-Home IV Therapy Provider

When looking for an at-home IV therapy provider, convenience is just one factor to keep in mind. Look for registered nurses or doctors who can provide the IV infusion and monitor the whole process.

Make sure to do your research in advance. As you explore providers, look into the following characteristics to choose the service that’s right for you.

Credentials

Ease your nerves about IV therapy with someone who knows what they’re doing. Most states require an IV certification before inserting IVs into a patient’s vein. For your safety, ensure the nurse or doctor performing your IV has the proper certifications. Don’t be afraid to ask for documentation if you’re concerned about their qualifications. Without proper credentials, you could be at risk for improper placement.

At Mobile IV Medics, we believe in the importance of safety and credentials, which is why all of our infusions are done by registered nurses with IV certifications.

Quality

IV fluids are specially formulated at the proper density to provide the correct drip rate into the vein. The drip rate is the infusion volume calculated into drops for the complete solution to enter the bloodstream at a steady pace. If this calculation is incorrect, your veins could receive more fluid than they can handle at one time.

Lower-quality IVs may be less expensive, but they can be thinner — resulting in an incorrect calculation. Additionally, their ingredients may not be as pure as a quality IV.

For your safety, you should choose an IV therapy provider that values quality. Mobile IV Medics provides high-integrity IV solutions with clean ingredients to help you feel better faster. After all, you get what you pay for.

Physician Ownership

Keep in mind that many clinics, IV bars and IV lounges are not highly regulated in their qualifications to practice. For this reason, it’s essential to find a company you can trust. Be sure to choose a provider that hires licensed medical professionals to perform and monitor IVs. 

Mobile IV Medics is a physician-owned company committed to bringing you quality care. We only hire the best-qualified practitioners to administer IV treatments, requiring them to have the skills to start even the most difficult peripheral IV.

Mobile IV Medics as Your Trusted At-Home IV Provider

Turn to Mobile IV Medics when you need an at-home IV — from credentials to quality to physician-monitored care, you can count on us. For more information on our services or IV drip treatments, contact us today.