Ambulatory Treatment Center

The Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC) at Valley Children's Healthcare provides infusion therapy to pediatric patients with a depth of experience to treat a range of diseases and diagnoses from various clinics throughout the hospital. The center includes an outpatient unit with treatment rooms, an infusion center and utilizes child life services to provide family-centered care. The patient population is incredibly diverse in the Ambulatory Treatment Center, reflecting the complex nature of patients we manage.  

The ATC focuses on infusion therapy administered to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. It is staffed by a team of nurses who infuse blood products, various IV therapy medications and fluids, while monitoring for medication side effects and coordinating care. ATC also provides outpatient laboratory services for patients with central lines.   

Multidisciplinary Services

Our patients at the ATC receive specialized care from several areas, including but not limited to: 

Services Offered and Conditions Treated

The Ambulatory Treatment Center is staffed by a team of nurses who specialize in pediatric infusion. They provide medical treatment to more than 2,000 patients annually, servicing about 10-18 children per day with a variety of disorders and diseases including: 

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

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.