Hydration therapy, a popular wellness treatment for headaches, nausea, hangovers, dehydration, and athletic recovery, is now available at the hydration therapy lounge inside Baton Rouge General’s Express Care location on Highland Road, near LSU’s south gates. The treatments rapidly replenish fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins through an IV.
“Studies show that IV therapy can help boost hydration and vitamin levels more rapidly than drinking or eating at home,” said Bonnie Smith, nurse practitioner at BRG Express Care. “That means people feel better faster, and are able to get back to their normal lives sooner.”
Patients can schedule an appointment online or just walk in. Five “cocktails” are currently available, each including a special combination of fluids, medicine, electrolytes, and vitamins, depending on a patient’s specific wants and needs. BRG’s experienced clinical staff will screen patients to help determine which hydration therapy treatment is ideal. A small IV is then inserted in the patient’s arm so the fluids can be delivered directly into the bloodstream for immediate hydration. The full effect kicks in within a few hours post-treatment.
During the 30-45 minute treatment, patients will relax in the private hydration lounge with free Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa, a flat screen TV with access to Netflix, and a PlayStation.
Hydration therapy is available for those over 18 or under 65. Prices range from $40 - $115 per treatment, and student and employee discounts are available.
While there are some resources locally, this is the first time patients can experience a hydration therapy lounge within an existing urgent care location. BRG’s newest Express Care location at LSU’s Nicholson Gateway development will also have a hydration therapy lounge.