Frequently Asked Questions
How do IVs work?
Intravenous therapy enables your body to rapidly absorb 100% of the vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants you receive. Think of it as a direct infusion for your cells. Instead of going through the long process of being absorbed through your GI (gastrointestinal) tract, an IV hydrates your body quickly. Right away, you’ll feel more energized, healthier, and, well, better!
What happens during my IV4Wellness session?
A trained medical professional will evaluate your vitals, including pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and medical history. Our Medical Director will determine if you are suitable for treatment, after which the trained medical professional will position your IV bag and begin the infusion via a soft flexible catheter inserted into your arm or hand.
What medical conditions prevent the Medical Director from delivering an IV treatment?
While this is not an inclusive list of all conditions that might prevent you from receiving IV Hydration, a few include Impaired Renal system, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), or any known allergy to components of IV.
How long does a treatment take?
Depending on your body, it will take between 30 minutes and an hour.
How often can I get IV therapy?
Frequency is different for everyone because everyone has unique needs. Some people function best with weekly treatments, while others may only require one session a month. Some factors to take into consideration are: your level of recent physical activity, nutrition habits, quality of sleep, and stress levels.
Does the needle hurt?
Most people say that our trained medical personnel make the hydration experience nearly painless, or that they only felt a slight “pinch” from the needle. Once the IV has started, most people enjoy a cooling sensation as the fluids enter their body.
What are the qualifications of your IV4Wellness techs?
Every member of our staff has extensive experience in IV Hydration administration. All IVs are given in a safe and clean environment and all IV4Wellness infusions are approved by our Medical Director.
What are the potential side effects?
Other than feeling great and having more energy afterwards… but seriously, IV Therapy side effects are generally minor and temporary: possible bruising and soreness at the IV site
Far less common side effects include:
risk of infection
Although such side effects are extremely rare, our medical professionals are experienced with identifying and managing whatever happens.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept health insurance. We do accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and funds from your FLEX healthcare spending account.