Infectious Diseases

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

The only comprehensive OPAT infusion unit in Queens, treating patients 365 days a year.

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) infusion unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens was established in 2011 to help patients enhance their quality of life with consistent high-quality once-daily intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM), and subcutaneous (SQ) treatments. The OPAT infusion unit is a hospital-based ambulatory clinic managed by Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Patient Care Services.

About Our Program

The OPAT infusion unit is located on-site at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens making it convenient for our patients with handicapped access, parking, and infectious disease specialists as well as the emergency department, radiology, laboratory testing, and other specialists as needed.

What we treat

Our infusion specialists are dedicated to providing individualized care to treat patients with infections and diseases, including but not limited to:

  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Asthma
  • Bacteremia (blood infections)
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Cellulitis
  • Congestive heart failure  
  • COVID-19 
  • Dehydration 
  • Diabetes (AlphaDiabetes)
  • Fabry disease
  • Gaucher disease
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hunter Syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis for adult and pediatric patients)
  • Infective endocarditis (heart valve infections)
  • Immune deficiency 
  • Iron deficiency 
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Polyneuropathies (chronic symmetrical peripheral neuropathy, multiple mononeuropathy, and acute symmetrical peripheral neuropathy)
  • Prostatitis (prostate infections) and pre-prostate biopsy
  • Rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus, and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases)
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urinary tract infections and stents

Our Approach to Care

We understand how difficult and time-consuming it is for patients and their families to receive daily treatments. To help make life as easy as possible, all Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Infusion Unit patients are assigned a dedicated navigator, registrar, and case manager to coordinate treatment plans with referring physicians, facilitate insurance authorizations, and schedule appointments with specialists and surgeons. For patients requiring an interpreter, our multilingual staff and a telephone interpreter are available to assist patients and their families at all times.

Treatments we offer

Our specially trained OPAT team provides daily intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM), and subcutaneous (SQ) treatments, such as:

  • Antibiotic treatments
  • Diuretic therapy
  • Enzyme replacement therapy
  • Hydration treatment
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) 
  • Intravenous steroids
  • Iron replacement therapy (including pre-operatively)
  • COVID-19 related IV treatment and prophylaxis

Why Choose Us

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Infusion Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is the most comprehensive infusion unit in Queens. Since 2011, our team of specialists has continually helped patients with their once-daily treatments rain or shine, 365 days a year, even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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High-Quality Daily Infusion Therapy in Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

718-670-2289 Infusion Unit

Hours of Operation

Seven days a week, 365 days of the year _  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM