Carris Health Anticoagulation Program

How our Anticoagulation Program works

Carris Health’s Anticoagulation Program manages over 2,000 patients in our clinics. The medications used are called anticoagulants and they require close monitoring and continuing patient education to avoid "over anticoagulation" which can result in bleeding, and "under anticoagulation" which can cause harmful blood clots.

Our anticoagulation nurses assist the patient and their physicians in monitoring people on anticoagulants, provides individualized education and nutritional counseling and teaching self-management tools for safe usage.

The anticoagulation clinic is a point-of-care service that's the equivalent of one-stop shopping. Patients can come in, have their finger pricked, receive the results in seconds, and have their medication adjusted if necessary, all in one visit.