I have been receiving dozens of emails and messages from nurse practitioners with various questions about the IV-Infusion Clinic Course and IV-Infusion Therapy in general. I would like to go over some frequently asked questions to help assist everyone with determining if opening an IV-Infusion Clinic is right for them.
Do I have to have a specialized certification for an IV-Infusion Clinic?
It depends! Some states require certain certifications from the board of pharmacy to mix the IV bags in your practice. Otherwise, there are no specific certifications or licenses necessary to start an IV-Infusion Clinic outside of the normal licenses required by your state, such as a business license, nursing license, etc… Therefore, you do not need to be “certified” to provide IV-Infusions like you would to prescribe Suboxone, for example.
Are the supplies expensive?
Not at all! As long as you purchase the supplies from the suppliers we recommend, you can expect that YOUR cost will be approximately $10 per IV infusion.
How much money can I expect to make providing IV-Infusions?
It totally depends on your area and how much you are going to charge! The average cost for an infusion in this country is around $150. Therefore, if you only see 10 patients on a Saturday morning to provide hangover treatment, you can expect to bring in $1,500 in revenue. Minus expenses such as the supplies, rent, utilities, and marketing, you can expect that to be around $900-$1,000 in profit. Not bad for a few hours of work!
Do I need to have a physician “medical director?”
This depends on your state regulations. If you live in a state that restricts nurse practitioner practice, then yes, you will need to have a physician collaborator/supervisor to do this. On the other hand, if you live in a full practice authority state that allows nurse practitioners to function independently, then you do not need a physician to start this.
Could I start a stand-alone IV-Infusion Clinic?
Yes, and you should seriously consider doing this as a side practice! Starting a small Drip Lounge makes for a FANTASTIC part-time side business. Anyone can start an IV-Infusion Clinic as long as you follow the advice in the course!
I already own a practice; can I just add this as a service to it?
Absolutely. If you own a Med Spa, for example, then you should seriously consider integrating IV-Infusion therapies into it! It makes for a great additional revenue stream that is low liability and low overhead.
Is having a DEA number necessary?
Nope… Nothing you are doing is utilizing a controlled substance.
Are IV-Infusions FDA approved?
Unless the individual presents with dehydration, then IV therapy for wellness purposes are not considered a medical necessity, therefore it is not FDA approved. Is it safe? Yes, but this is to enhance people’s well-being more times than not. Will you get in trouble for providing “off label” or “not medically necessary” treatments? No… hundreds of practices are doing this without an issue and tens of thousands of providers prescribe “off label” treatments daily. As always, check with your state’s regulatory boards if you have any further questions.
Does medical insurance pay for this?
No, insurance does not reimburse for IV-Infusion services, unless the patient presents for dehydration and needs IV-fluids. This is what makes this side practice such a great business though! Operating a cash only practice decreases the headaches and complexity within your practice. There is no waiting around for insurance reimbursement, you are paid on the day of service!
Will this course teach me how to start an IV-Infusion Clinic from scratch?
Yes, the course covers everything from the practice startup, what supplies you need, where to order the supplies, the various different cocktails recommended to get started, how to market the practice, and everything you need to know on how to start a business!
Will this course go over how to market an IV-Infusion Clinic?
Absolutely! Remember, MARKETING IS THE NUMBER ONE FUNCTION OF YOUR BUSINESS. You have to get the word out about your practice, if you do not, no one will know you exist! We go over how you can market this practice successfully.
Will I have unlimited access to this course?
Yes, all The Elite Nurse Practitioner Courses are accessible at any time indefinitely!
Will this offer CME?
Unfortunately, it will not. I do not think it is fair that our credentialing agencies charge upwards of $10,000 to certify medical education. If I was to do this, I would have to pass along the costs to my readers. My goal is to provide affordable products, not overpriced courses that are $1,000 or more in price. You will receive a certificate at the end of the course though to submit for reimbursement!
Remember, the IV-Infusion Clinic Course is now on sale! This course will be on sale for just $399 until August 27th! After that, the price will go up to $499 indefinitely. The sale price for this course is cheaper than any other IV course on the market to the best of my knowledge.
The IV-Infusion Clinic Course includes EVERYTHING you need to start a Drip Lounge from scratch!
If your goal is to build a cash only niche side practice, then seriously consider starting an IV-Infusion Clinic! The best part about this type of niche practice is that it is very part time and can potentially be a great source of passive income for the astute nurse practitioner entrepreneur!