Clinical pharmacists and nurses staff the Anticoagulation Clinic through Firelands Center for Coordinated Care with special training in anticoagulation therapy.
Why is an anticoagulation clinic needed?
Anticoagulant medications are blood thinners that require regular blood testing of the International Normalized Ratio (INR) level. This blood test indicates how the medicine is working to prevent blood clots. The INR test usually requires a simple finger stick blood draw and the result is available within seconds. If your anticoagulation needs adjustments to allow for other procedures, treatments, or conditions such as pregnancy, the clinic will coordinate with the involved providers.
How do I enroll in the Anticoagulation Clinic?
Your provider must complete and send a referral form to the Anticoagulation Clinic. This provider must be someone whom you intend to continue to visit at least once a year.
Where is the Anticoagulation Clinic located?
The anticoagulation clinic is located in the Firelands Center for Coordinated Care at the Hayes/Tyler corner of the Firelands Regional Medical Center main campus Medical Arts Building, 1221 Hayes Ave., Suite F. The anticoagulation clinic hours are:
- Monday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Friday 6:30 to 11 a.m.