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Ambulatory Treatment Center

Infusion therapy is administered to infants, children and adolescents in the Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC) at Children’s Hospital Central California. The ATC is staffed by a team of nurses who infuse blood products, medications and fluids, monitor for medication side effects and coordinate care. The ATC sees 1,900 patients annually.

Services Offered & Conditions Treated

The Ambulatory Treatment Center provides hospital setting medical treatment for children needing infusions of:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood factor
  • Hemophilia factor
  • Plasma
  • Clotting Factor
  • Packed Red Cells
  • Platelets
  • Blood transfusions
  • Antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiviral therapies
  • Anti-emetic therapy
  • Growth hormones
  • Synagis
  • Dobutamine
  • Flolan
  • Albumin
  • Amphotericin B
  • Bumetanide
  • Carnitine
  • Celecoxib/Celebrex
  • Cerezyme
  • Cidofovir
  • CMV IV Immune Globulin/Cytogam
  • Cyclophosphamide/Cytoxan
  • Daclizumab/Zenapax
  • Elaprase/Idursulfase
  • Infliximab/Remicade
  • Iron Dextran
  • Iron Sucrose/Venofer
  • IV Immune Globulin
  • Laronidase/Aldorazyme
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Myozyme
  • Pentamidine/Pentam
  • Pamidronate
  • Rituximab/Rituxan
  • TPA/Alteplase

The Ambulatory Treatment Center provides infusion services for patients with a variety of disorders and diseases including:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agama Globulin Anemia
  • Renal
  • Pompe Disease
  • Methamolonic Aciduria
  • Hurler-Scheie Syndrome
  • Hunters Syndrome
  • Valley Fever


  • The Ambulatory Treatment Center is staffed by a team of nurses who specialize in pediatric infusion.

Diagnostic Services

  • Central line draws to obtain specimens

Multidisciplinary Services

The Ambulatory Treatment Center is available to all pediatric specialties including:

  • Complex Primary Care at the Charlie Mitchell Children’s Clinic
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Genetic Medicine and Metabolism
  • Rheumatology
  • Outpatient Laboratory
    • Central line draws to obtain specimens

For Patient Families

The Ambulatory Treatment Center has a child friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of ways to keep children occupied while receiving their infusions including:

  • Video Games
  • Movies
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Computers
  • Music 
  • Television

Food and drink are allowed in the clinic. Homework, books, video tapes, CDs and toys from home are highly recommended.

Due to liability laws, an adult is required to stay with the patient during his/her visit.