FAQs

1What is an IV for?
• IV therapy is the fastest and most effective way to deliver fluids, vitamins, and medicines throughout the body.
• IV therapy bypasses the digestive system when you can’t keep fluids down
• General fatigue
• Hangovers
• Athletes recover/prepare for an event/competition
• Flu/viral illness symptoms
• Rejuvenate and hydrate your skin
• Migraines
• Nausea/Vomiting
• Headaches
• B12 Deficiency
• Food poisoning
• E Coli
2Why is your IV yellow? Is this a banana bag?
• The B Complex that is added to every IV changes the color of the Saline. Drinking Alcohol depletes both fluids and Vitamin B1; we replace this to help you recover.
YES! This is a Banana Bag!
3It’s 3 am, can you help me? I see on your website you are 24 hours.
• YES, subject to availability and location
• Additional after-hours fees apply
4Who should get an IV?
Almost anyone! Dependent on your health history, most everyone will benefit from receiving an IV from Arizona IV Medics.
5How often should I get an IV?
This is dependent on you and your needs.

  • Some patients receive IV’s weekly for wellness or detox
  • Patients commonly have a few IVs over several days to help fight off a chronic or acute illness, food poisoning, e coli, flu or other bacteria/virus
  • Many patients find that getting an IV at the first sign of a migraine will lessen it's severity or prevent it altogether - some migraine sufferers even keep us on speed dial!
  • Patients frequently call us as-needed for hangover recovery, athletic recovery, or to help with dehydration from working in the summer sun.
6I'm a hard stick, what if you can't get an IV?
All of our medical professionals are very skilled and seasoned at getting IV’s while using techniques and products to minimize pain as well. Since our IV services are not administered in an emergency situation, we can be patient in finding the best IV access. Although very rare, if we are unable gain IV access, we may still be able to help with our intramuscular medications.
7What age do you need to be for IV therapy?
We are able to treat patients who are ages 12 and older or 100 pounds. The patient must be fully willing to receive the IV.
8How long does home IV therapy take?
Depending on the patient and what you receive, our IV appointments usually take anywhere from 25-45 minutes.
9Are you mobile?
YES! We are able to travel to your location without any travel fee if you are within the Phoenix metro area and surrounding cities. Our medical professionals are in all valley cities to better serve you. *Dependent on availability and location, we may be able to travel to outside cities such as, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Havasu, etc., but there will be a travel fee included in the price of the IV.
10Do you accept tips?
Yes! tips are accepted and very much appreciated if you feel inclined to do so.
11Do you take insurance?
We do not accept insurance, but we do accept HSA, FSA, Cash, Check, Debit, and Credit.
12Who is your most commonly seen patient?
We have many different patients that we see. General illness, fatigue, and dehydration are our most frequently seen patients.
13How are you able to do this?
We operate under a strict set of protocols that our medical director has approved; all treatments are via his standing orders, as such you don’t need a Rx from your doctor. All of our medical professionals are paramedics and nurses who are certified, trained, and skilled to administer IV’s.
14Who should not get an IV?
• We cannot administer IV’s to patients that have CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Kidney Failure or CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) renal failure, or those on dialysis.
• Also, we will not administer an IV to any patient with abnormal vital signs or those experiencing a medical emergency.
15How often should I do a B12 shot?
B12 MIC shots are typically done weekly.
16What is Glutathione and what does it do?
• Master Antioxidant produced in the body
• Nervous system health
• Liver Health
• Protects against free radicals and oxidative stress
17I’m on hospice, can you treat me?
YES! We have many hospice patients that we assist.
18MY HSA or FSA rejected my claim for my IV, what can you do?
All we can do is provide you a detailed receipt.
19Do you access ports?
No, we do not access ports.