Infusion Specialists for over 35 years: Not Just for Cancer Care
Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology (ECHO) Associates is pleased to offer two state-of-the-art outpatient facilities that provide a warm and caring environment for patients to receive intravenous therapies under the supervision of our highly trained staff. We are one of the only independently run, self-standing infusion centers in Eastern Connecticut. We place extraordinary emphasis on safety, experience, convenience, and comfort.
We have 2 infusion centers conveniently located in our office, located at 330 Washington Street in Norwich, Connecticut. Our primary 10 chair infusion center is open Monday through Friday from 7am–5pm. We have recently opened a second onsite 4-seat infusion center to accommodate the additional patient volume.
Treating a Variety of Conditions
For our oncology patients, we provide chemotherapy, as well as treatment for anemia and dehydration. We also work closely with multiple medical specialties to provide infusion services for patients receiving treatments for diseases and conditions including but not limited to:
- Infectious Disease: IVIG/ antibiotics
- Rheumatology: Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gastroenterology: Crohn’s disease
- Neurology: Multiple sclerosis
- Other: Osteoporosis, iron deficiency
We hope to soon offer new lipid lowering infusions for cardiology issues, as well as pulmonary treatments.
Safety is Our Top Priority
We utilize the most advanced technology and protocols to ensure the highest levels of safety. We are licensed and meet the maximum safety standards, minimizing the risk of bacteria or contamination to ensure that medication preparation is sterile, accurate, and timely.
Our infusions are delivered by pumps, as opposed to intravenous drips. This ensures the precise administration of medication.
We have onsite emergency medication and equipment available if needed. There is always a doctor on site.
An Experienced and Caring Team
Part of what makes the ECHO Infusion Centers unique is our incredibly dedicated, compassionate, and expertly trained team. Patients have a dedicated nurse throughout their experience, as well as medical assistants, and our support team. We work as a team to make the infusion process a positive experience. We truly care about our patients and treat them as if they were family.
A member of our team is always available for our patients. Our nurse triage line is available Monday – Friday from 8-5 and we offer 24-hour on-call physician coverage 7 days a week.
We Make It Convenient
We know our patients value convenience. Unlike hospital-affiliated infusion centers, we get people in quickly and ensure that infusions are delivered as efficiently as possible. Free onsite parking is available with easy access to our facility.
We offer soft, comfortable recliners along with personal televisions and wireless Internet access. Each chair allows for privacy for the patient while allowing our centrally located nurses the opportunity for close monitoring and observation.
We know this can be a difficult time for our patients. We value patient safety, convenience, and comfort, and our highly trained staff is dedicated to ensuring a positive experience.
For more information, visit https://echoassociates.org or call (860) 886-8362.