Vascular Access

For patients who require intravenous (IV) access for periods of time longer than seven to 10 days, a vascular access catheter will be inserted in the body. Insertion of this type of tube allows the simple and painless delivery of drugs and/or nutrients and the drawing of blood. It also spares the patient from the discomfort and stress of numerous needle pricks.


Your physician's office will schedule your appointment for your vascular access procedure.

If you are having a vascular access procedure, you can learn more about how to prepare and what to expect at or speak with your physician.

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Patients should call to pre-register up to two weeks in advance for any scheduled surgery and out-patient appointment including most diagnostic tests, lab work and pre-operative testing. This eliminates the need to wait for an admissions representative upon arrival. Patients can go directly to their point of service. Admissions representatives are available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Please call 508-422-2222.

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