Iron Infusion in Richmond & Abbotsford
Looking for an iron infusion in Melbourne?
Iron infusions are now available at all Yarra Medical sites in inner-city Melbourne. We are just 10 minutes from the CBD. Book your initial 15 minute iron infusion appointment on-line today. We provide our iron infusions to patients access all suburbs of Melbourne, including East Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, Richmond, South Yarra, Hawthorn and Kew.
Iron Infusion Fees
- Initial appointment 10-15min – $103 ($41 Medicare rebate) ($113 Saturday)
- Iron infusion procedure 60min – $290 ($41 Medicare rebate) (weekdays only)
How long does an iron infusion take?
Iron infusions take around an hour, after which you’re safe to drive yourself home. You’ll need to have an initial consultation with one of our GPs first, which usually take around 10 to 15 minutes. You can get an iron infusion at Yarra Medical from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm. To recap:
- Booking needs to be made from Monday to Friday between, 9am and 3 pm, with the doctor and nurse; please call reception to book
- Iron infusion procedure takes approximately 60 minutes
- Patients will be safe to drive home after this procedure
Why might I need an iron infusion?
Believe it or not, iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. So, if you find yourself needing to take supplements or perhaps in need of an infusion, rest assured you’re not alone; it’s quite common.
Iron not only gives our red blood cells their colour, but it also also these same cells to carry oxygen around our body. Low iron stores can lead to fatigue, drowsiness, poor concentration, headaches, and it can even weaken the immune system. It’s important to note, however, that all of these symptoms can be caused by numerous issues, so please don’t self-diagnose and start taking iron supplements; your iron levels may be perfectly fine. Always consult a GP before taking any medication.
Sometimes, oral iron supplements aren’t enough to get our levels back to normal. This is when an iron infusion is called for. Simply put, infusion means ‘directly into the blood stream’, so an iron infusion is simply a dose of iron injected straight into your veins. The needle is placed into a vein on the back of your hand, and the iron is delivered mixed with a saline solution.
Causes of iron deficiency
There are several possibilities behind an iron deficiency, such as:
- Sickle cell anaemia, or some other genetic diseases
- Diabetes, or some other chronic diseases
- Bone marrow disorders, which are sometimes a result of cancer
- Malaria, or some other type of infection
- Blood loss, which can be due to trauma, surgery or even a blood donation
- Certain drugs and medications
To learn more, check out out our blog.
Book an appointment at Yarra Medical
If you’re feeling unusually drowsy or are having trouble concentrating, book an appointment with one of our friendly GPs online at either our Abbotsford clinic or our Richmond clinic. We’re open seven days a week and offer evening appointments on some days.