Intravenous (IV) Therapy
Dr. Kathleen Mercer B.Sc., N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
A natural approach to your family’s health care.
Winterholme Wellness Center is excited to offer IV Therapy to the Naturopathic Medical Therapies we have to offer. Call Winterholme Wellness Center today to book an appointment and our reception will be happy to assist you.
What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin and mineral therapy is a safe and powerful healing tool. IV therapy consists of a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients specifically selected for a patient’s condition and are administered directly into the vein. Administering the nutrients intravenously can achieve serum concentrations higher than what can be obtained through oral supplementation.
IV Therapy Sessions:
$110 + the cost of your IV Solution
We also offer at-home visits, for an additional cost.
What to expect at your first visit
Before scheduling your first IV therapy, you will require an initial intake visit with our Naturopathic Doctor. Your first visit will involve an in-depth look at your health history, medications, supplements, and allergies as well as a physical exam. Blood work may be necessary to determine how to tailor the treatment for you specifically. You will then be able to book your first IV. If you receive IV therapy from another clinic, Dr. Mercer requires a referral letter from the prescribing Doctor that you see and therefore will not require the initial visit if that works better for you. IV treatments will usually be 20-60 minutes. During the treatment you can read, relax, rest, or meditate in our relaxing IV therapy suite. We have two IV recliners in our IV suite where our Nurse will be able to give your IV. We strive to make it a comfortable, positive and relaxing experience for you!
How often is it given and who can benefit from IV Therapy?
The frequency of treatment depends of the individual and the condition being treated. Typically they are done weekly for five to six weeks. Frequency is typically tapered down as symptoms improve, and monthly IVs can be given for maintenance.
Patients may book in for IV therapy for a “boost” before and after travel, stressful event, high athletic output, post illness, or pre-winter immune protection as well as for increased energy and general sense of well-being.
IV therapy is an adjunct therapy for cancer care. Evidence exists showing that IV Therapies can be used safely and effectively for a variety of disorders including: Cancer and post cancer healing, General Aging Support, Pain Disorders (Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, etc.), Chronic Fatigue, Heart Disease, Macular Degeneration, Lupus, MS as well as for individuals who can benefit from bypassing the digestive system to ensure absorption.
Catalyst Health Solutions: (709) 351-2475
Services provided by Catalyst Health Solutions.
Winterholme has a Registered Nurse on site Tuesdays and Fridays between 10:00 am-1:00 pm for blood work.
If you would prefer to avoid parking and lineups at Eastern Health clinics, we are pleased to offer this service at Winterholme and help eliminate both! This is especially helpful for patients who need to fast before their blood work.
This is a drop-in or by-appointment service.
To make an appointment, simply call Winterholme to schedule your time. If you prefer to drop in, you can do so Tuesday or Friday between 10:00 am – 12:00 noon to ensure your collection will be completed on time.
Blood Collection Fee: $25
Flu Shot Fee: $30
What you will need:
- a blood work requisition from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner
- and a valid MCP card.
Blood collected is delivered by Catalyst Health Solutions to the lab at Health Science Centre before 2:00 pm. Urgent results are called to physicians, and are available to view online by the physician on the same day.
The Nurses at Catalyst Health Solutions are experienced and skilled at blood collection. ALSO, we offer advanced blood collection from Central Access Devices, such as Portacaths and PICC lines.