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Mission Statement

Our mission is to safely provide patient-specific, cost-effective infusion therapy and specialty pharmacy solutions and nursing services to patients throughout the tri-state area.


About PharmaCare Infusion Services

Since 1987 PharmaCare Infusion Services (CAIS Inc. dba PharmaCare Infusion Services) has been providing compassionate, comprehensive care outside the hospital to patients who have acute and chronic conditions. We combine high quality home infusion with specialty pharmacy services, enabling us to manage a range of complex conditions in the patient's home, physician's office, and skilled nursing facility. Every therapy is supported by our team of specialized nurses and pharmacists, accessible to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We also provide infusion nursing services and pharmacy services to patients of long-term care facilities. PharmaCare Infusion Services nurses educate the nursing staff at those facilities through numerous hours of training on a number of topics related to infusion patient care.

PharmaCare Infusion Services is fully accredited by ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.)

PharmaCare Infusion Services is part of The PharmaCare Network. Included in the PharmaCare family of services is the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Pharmacy Services, Durable Medical Equipment/Home Medical Supplies Department (in Cumberland and LaVale, MD), Respiratory Department, and five (6) retail pharmacy locations (in Cumberland, Frostburg, and Grantsville MD and Fort Ashby, WV).

The PharmaCare Infusion Services team includes:

John H. Balch, RPh - President & Owner
Marianne Valentine, RN, BSN, CRNI - Nurse Manager
Wendy L. Rice, PharmD - Pharmacy Manager
Rusty Butler, CPhT - Operations Manager
Brenda Reese, RN, CRNI, GBC - LTC Infusion Nurse Coordinator
Lisa Neilson, RN, BSN, CRNI - Patient Care Coordinator
Jill Ashenfelter, RN, BC, CPhT
Tammy Gomer, RN, CRNI
Mandy Talley, CPhT

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Evenings (on-call nurse available)
Saturday & Sunday (on-call nurse available)

* Please note - there is a nurse and pharmacist on-call 24/7 for consultation and emergency needs in the evenings, on weekends, and holidays.

Home Infusion Services
  • Pain Management
  • Anti-Infectives (antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals)
  • Hydration
  • Catheter Management
  • Antiemetics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Deferoxamine for iron storage diseases and iron toxicity
  • Inotropics (Dobutamine and Milrinone for heart failure)
  • Immune Globulin
  • Infliximab (Remicade®)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Immunizations

Whether you have a need to update your immunizations or plan to travel abroad, PharmaCare Infusion Services offers immunizations to the public. Our team of registered nurses, who are specialized in infusion therapy and vaccinations, administer the immunizations. Below is a list of vaccinations that are offered:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • H1N1 Influenza
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Diptheria
  • Pertussis

This is a partial listing of the vaccinations that we offer. If you are in need of a vaccination that is not listed above, please contact our office.

Each year beginning in October, public flu and pneumonia clinics are held throughout the tri-state area. These vaccines are free to Medicare Part B recipients. (We will bill Medicare for all eligible Part B recipients.) If you require special assistance with the administration of your vaccine (homebound patient or otherwise) or would like to schedule an on-site clinic for your business, please call PharmaCare Infusion Services at 301-723-2440. Click here to find out about when & where PharmaCare will be conducting vaccination clinics for seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Zostavax (shingles) public clinics are held throughout the year at our retail pharmacy locations. Your primary care physician must write a prescription for this vaccine to be administered. Certain individuals cannot receive this vaccine. Please talk to your physician about this vaccine. We will bill Medicare Part D and participating 3rd party drug plans for the vaccine. We will bill Medicare Part D for eligible recipients for the administration fee.


Skilled Nursing Facility Services

PharmaCare Infusion Services works hand-in-hand with the nursing teams of skilled nursing facilities. In addition, the nurses offer training and instruction for IV therapies. The team at PharmaCare Infusion Services serves as a back-up to the facility staff for problems with equipment and for starting IVs. In addition, IV medications, equipment and supplies are available through PharmaCare Infusion Services for skilled nursing facilities.