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Allergy and asthma services at Via Christi Clinic

Prior to coming in for your allergy injection appointment, please review the following guidelines:

  • Take your antihistamine right away on the morning of your appointment
  • Peak Flow needs to be in the Green Zone
  • No fever within 24 hours of the appointment
  • If you are too sick to go to work or school, you are too sick for your injection

Please contact our office to reschedule your injection appointment if all of the guidelines have not been met or if you have any questions.

Allergy lab guidelines:

Allergy injections are offered during the times listed below. These hours have been established to insure that a physician is present at the time of your injection as well as during your waiting period.

Allergy Lab Hours
Monday: (afternoon only) / 1 pm-5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am-12:45 pm / 2 pm-5 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am -11:30 am / 1 pm-5 pm
Thursday: 8 am-11:30 am / 1 pm-5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-11:30am / 1 pm-4:30pm

Please plan to allow a waiting time of 30 minutes following your injection.

Please make every effort to arrive on time for your appointment. Your appointment will be cancelled 10 minutes after your scheduled time if you have not arrived, and you will be asked to reschedule for another day. Please note that if you are scheduled for an "End of Session" appointment (11:30 am, 5 pm and Friday at 4:30 pm) the grace period is five minutes instead of 10 minutes.

If you need to cancel your appointment, we would greatly appreciate it if you would notify us as soon as possible so we can accommodate others needing to schedule an appointment. We are happy to accommodate scheduling changes for all of our patients.

Because medical procedures require parental attendance and consent, we request that a parent or guardian accompany minor children (under the age of 18) to our department for their injection.

Allergy injections cannot be given if you are exhibiting any signs of illness. If you think you are ill, or you have a temperature, cough and/or pronounced allergy symptoms, please call us and reschedule your appointment. If you do not feel well enough to go to school or work we ask that you reschedule your appointment. If you are asthmatic, your injection cannot be given if your peak flow reading is not in the green zone. Receiving your injection when you are ill can increase your symptoms and may even induce a serious injection reaction.

Peak flow readings are recorded with every injection on all asthmatic patients. All patients with asthma need to bring their personal peak flow meter to the injection appointment.

Please notify the Allergy Scheduler if any of the following occur:

  • If you choose to discontinue the injections
  • If you begin taking new medications; especially a heart medication such as a beta-blocker
  • If you have insurance changes or change your primary care physician
  • If you have a large localized swelling (the size of a half-dollar or larger) following your injection
  • If you become pregnant during the course of your immunotherapy