834 Sheridan St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Jefferson Healthcare’s Anticoagulation Clinic is located in the outpatient specialty clinic wing on Jefferson Healthcare’s main campus and serves patients who are being monitored while on Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. This type of therapy is for patients who need blood thinning due to blood clotting, stroke, irregular heart rhythms, or other problems.
Coumadin therapy requires that patients receive close monitoring to lessen the risk of complications. Coumadin is a safe drug, but because it is affected by many variables, such as foods and other drugs, the dosage needs to be adjusted often. This requires patients to have regular blood tests to ensure that they remain within the therapeutic range.
Patients who go to the clinic for Coumadin monitoring receive a simple finger-stick blood test, the results of which are available immediately. The clinic nurse is able to give dose-adjustment instructions right away.
The clinic operates using protocols that were established and approved by local physicians. Electronic medical records make it seamless for the hospital and the clinic to access patients’ lab results.
Patients on Coumadin therapy who are not currently coming to the clinic can speak to their personal physicians about a referral.