Our infusion centers offer expert care, comfort and convenience for patients undergoing outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic intravenous (IV) procedures.
Available services vary by location. Your out-of-pocket costs may also vary depending on where you receive therapy. Depending on your insurance, your out-of-pocket costs may be less at a medical office-based or community-based infusion center. Your co-pay may be higher at a hospital-licensed infusion center. (Learn more about insurance coverage.)
If you are scheduling oncology-related services, please see Infusion Therapy for Cancer for more information.
Moores Cancer Center,
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; holidays and weekends, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
858-822-6294This location is a hospital-licensed infusion center
Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This location is a hospital-licensed infusion center.
UC San Diego Medical Center
4th floor and 9th floor
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
619-543-2639This location is a hospital-licensed infusion center
1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
760-536-7700This location is a hospital-licensed infusion center
This location is a community-based infusion center and can also deliver in a home setting.
Fast-Track Infusion Services
For your convenience, certain infusion services are offered in a "fast-track" area, such as:
- Central line blood work / dressing changes
- Peripheral blood draw
Ask your infusion center if the care you need qualifies for the fast track. You may also be able to receive certain medications and nutrition / hydration at our
Pharmacy Infusion Suite in Kearny Mesa.
Intravenous (IV) Antibiotic Therapy
Serious, deep-seated infections, such as sepsis, may be treated with IV antibiotics. See our Outpatient Parental Antibiotic Therapy Program for information on outpatient and at-home infusion treatment options.
Types of Infusion Settings and Insurance Coverage
As previously mentioned, where you get your treatment can affect your out-of-pocket costs. We encourage you to talk to your health insurance company and your provider to determine what kind of location is appropriate for your infusion treatment. The different types of locations include:
- Physician's office or clinic space
- Hospital-licensed infusion center (such as Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Health – Encinitas)
- Medical office-based infusion center (such as UC San Diego Health – Vista) *
- Community-based infusion center (such as UC San Diego Health's
Pharmacy Infusion Services) *.
- Home setting
* Health plans under UC San Diego Health Managed Care and other commercial insurance plans often prefer the use of community-based or medical-office based infusion centers, including the UC San Diego Health locations in Vista and Kearny Mesa, when appropriate.