• Home Care Pharmacy

    Home Care Pharmacy from Cincinnati Children’s is a team of pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians and customer service representatives with vast pediatric experience with patients in hospital, ambulatory and home care settings. The pharmacy team works with Home Health and StarShine Hospice nurses and therapists to provide infusions, sterile bladder irrigations and specialty products to patients at home. Our compounding personnel are educated and trained to perform sterile medication preparation in our state-of-the-art pharmacy to provide quality, safe products for home use.

    Available Services:

    • Antibiotics / antifungals
    • Factor therapy
    • Milrinone
    • Synagis 
    • Catheter care
    • Growth hormone / Lupron
    • Pain management
    • Total parenteral and enteral nutrition
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hydration therapy
    • Pamidronate

    • Colony-stimulated factors
    • IV / SQ gamma globulin
    • Post-transplant supportive care 

    Home Care Pharmacy Equipment

    Home Care Pharmacy will deliver medications and supplies right to your door so you can self-manage in the comfort of your own home.

    What to Expect

    When your child is a patient with Home Care Services, a pharmacist, a certified pharmacy technician or a customer service representative will contact you to arrange for delivery of medications and necessary supplies. The day before you need additional medication, you will be contacted before noon to discuss the prescriptions needed and make delivery arrangements. Medications and supplies are delivered, usually on the same day, to your home.

    To prevent therapeutic duplications, drug interactions, and to become acquainted with your child’s medical history, Home Care Pharmacy staff will contact you to ask:

    • If you have questions about your child’s therapy.
    • For a complete listing of all of the medications that your child is taking.

    Home Care Pharmacy Services

    Infusion Therapy

    Infusion therapy includes professional services as well as medications, supplies and equipment needed to administer infusion drug therapies safely and effectively in the home.

    Enteral Therapy

    Sometimes an illness or surgery will make it difficult to eat enough food or even any food. When nutritional needs are not being met by food eaten by mouth, nutrition can be received by other pathways.

    Enteral therapy is a liquid nutritional supplement prescribed by physicians. It is given by a feeding tube to meet a patient’s exact nutritional needs. Enteral therapy is available through Home Care Services Pharmacy with the goal of meeting your child’s prescribed nutritional needs and delivery method.

    There are several types of feeding tubes. The most common are:

    • Nasal tube − inserted through the nose and down into the stomach or intestine
    • Gastric tube − inserted through a small incision in the abdomen and into the stomach
    • Jejunostomy tube − surgically inserted in the upper section of the small intestine

    Additional Support

    • Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents with Children with Hemophilia
    • Hemophilia Alliance
    • Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation
    • FAMOHIO Inc.
    • Camp Joy

    Factor Therapy

    Hemophilia is an inherited disease that prevents the blood from clotting properly. Children with hemophilia have a deficiency of a blood protein, also called a “clotting factor,” that is necessary to clot the blood and stop bleeding. Our Factor Program works closely with Cincinnati Children’s Hemophilia Center to allow patients to receive their factor medications at home.

    Home Care Pharmacy can provide factor to patients living in all counties of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia to patients currently receiving care at the Cincinnati Children’s Hemophilia Treatment Center.

    Contact the Home Care Pharmacy

    Home Care pharmacists are available to answer your questions at any time.

    The Home Care Pharmacy is open 8:30 am-5 pm Monday through Friday. During business hours, call 513-636-HOME (4663).

    After regular business hours and on holidays, there is a pharmacist available on call for questions and supply or equipment issues. Page the pharmacist through the Cincinnati Children’s operator at 513-636-4200 and ask for the Home Care pharmacist on call.