If your doctor has prescribed a blood thinning medication such as warfarin (Coumadin®), it is very important for you to to have your blood checked regularly to ensure that you are taking the proper dose. In order to make this process as quick and convenient as possible, the Pharmacy Department at Yuma Regional Medical Center operates an Anticoagulation Clinic. This clinic is run by pharmacists who have expertise in managing blood-thinning medications.
How the Clinic Works
You will need a referral form from the doctor that currently manages your blood-thinning medications, and an appointment is required. During your first visit, which will take about 30 minutes, the pharmacist will provide you with one-on-one education about blood thinning drugs and a packet of educational materials. Your follow-up visits will take only about 15 minutes.
Unlike traditional labs that can take a day or more to provide blood test results, our Anticoagulation Clinic makes it possible for you to have your blood tested and receive the results in one visit. At each appointment, you will have a quick finger stick to obtain a blood sample which will be analyzed on the spot. The pharmacist will discuss your results with you, and, if needed, adjust your medication. Your doctor will be notified of any adjustments that were made.
For your convenience, we operate two Anticoagulation Clinics:
Kachina Medical Plaza
2451 S. Avenue A, Suite B101 (Inside First Health)
Yuma, AZ 85264
Clinic Hours: Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Foothills Clinic Location
Yuma Regional Outpatient Laboratory
11282 N. Frontage Rd.
Yuma, AZ 85367
Clinic Hours: Monday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For questions or directions or to make an appointment, please call the Anticoagulation Clinic at 928-336-1378.