Prepare For Your Appointment: UTHealth Neurosciences – TMC Infusion
Thank you for scheduling an appointment at the UTHealth Neurosciences Infusion Center. This message contains information to help you prepare for your upcoming appointment.
Preparing for Your Visit
We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointments so they have time to complete the Patient Portal and clinic forms, use the bathroom, and prepare for their treatment.
Please note: you should ask someone to drive you to and from your infusion appointments, as you probably won’t be up to driving afterward.
If you will need a wheelchair or oxygen during your visit, please call (713) 486-8175 one business day before your appointment.
We ask that you bring no more than one guest to your appointment and no children under the age of 12, to ensure everyone’s comfort.
You can wear whatever is most comfortable for you; some recommendations are listed below.
• A short-sleeved shirt, for IV access, or a button-down shirt, if you have a chest port
• A hoodie or cardigan, warm socks or slippers to change into, in case you get cold
• Clothes that aren’t tight or constrictive (like sweats or yoga pants), no jewelry or belts, to keep you comfortable in case you want to nap during treatment
Food and Drink
Be sure to drink plenty of water before infusions so you’re well hydrated. Since you may become nauseous, small amounts of bland foods are usually best before your infusion. This could include yogurt, toast, cereal, or crackers.
You can bring a snack to your infusion, along with water or a non-acidic juice such as apple or grape juice. We will have an assortment of snacks and beverages available for you as well.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Make sure you have your insurance card and any paperwork you may have been asked to bring.
To help you pass the time during treatment, we have TV screens in the infusion suite. We will have books and magazines on hand, but you may want to bring something to read. You could also bring earbuds and have games, music, or videos available on your phone or tablet. Free Wi-Fi is available in our building. Earplugs could help you sleep if you want to.
You could also bring your own blanket or something small that provides comfort, whether physical or emotional. Heated/warm blankets will be provided upon request.
Please contact us ahead of time if you have any other questions about how to prepare, including an estimated duration for your treatment.
The UTHealth Neurosciences Infusion Center is located in the Texas Medical Center. The clinic is on the 22nd floor of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza (Suite 2295), located at 6400 Fannin Street.
Convenient self-parking is available in the building’s parking garage, which is accessible from both Fannin Street and Main Street. The patient drop off lane is also accessible by turning right into the first entrance on Fannin Street. We will validate your parking during your visit.
Valet parking is also available. To utilize valet parking, turn right into the second entrance on Fannin Street. You can also enter the valet area from Main street, by turning at the Hermann Plaza Drive streetlight.
Once you park, ride the elevator in the parking garage to the first floor lobby. Then, ride to the 22nd floor, using the elevator bank that services floors 17-24.
Please click here for a map and driving directions. If you have any questions regarding these directions, please call (713) 486-8000.
New Patient Registration
You should have received an invitation to sign up for the MyUTHealth Patient Portal at the email address you provided during the time of registration. This secure site is where you will input your personal information and your medical history, so our clinicians can provide you with the best care possible. It is also where we communicate with our patients. Here, you can send a message to your provider, check lab results, request refills, and more.
All patients should complete the required forms by logging in to the MyUTHealth Portal before their appointment. Patients who do not complete the forms prior to their appointment may need to be rescheduled to avoid delays in care.
We also request that you bring any medical records you may have to your appointment, along with your insurance card(s) and photo ID.
Your comfort and care is of the utmost importance to us throughout your treatment, and we are here for you. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Physicians and Staff of the UTHealth Neurosciences Infusion Center
6400 Fannin, Suite 2295
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 486-8175
Fax: (713) 486-8177