2811 Tieton Drive,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509) 575-8000

Anti-coagulation Clinic

Address: 4003 Creekside Loop , Yakima Map this address
Fax: (509) 225-2715

Purpose

The goal of the Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) is to provide a focused, coordinated approach to managing anticoagulation therapy to improve patient outcomes.

Responsibilities of the AMS pharmacists are:

  • To improve the efficacy and safety of warfarin therapy
  • To help determine the appropriateness of anticoagulation therapy
  • To manage the dosing and monitoring of warfarin anticoagulation
  • To provide systematic monitoring of patients receiving warfarin therapy
  • To provide comprehensive and ongoing anticoagulation education for patients and caregivers
  • To communicate anticoagulation related information to the patient's primary care provider

Background

Our outpatient clinic opened the doors in September of 1999 with 35 patients. Our operations have grown and we now service over 1500 patients. We are the Group Health preferred provider for anticoagulation in the Yakima Valley and we accept all major insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid.

Providers

Our clinic is staffed by pharmacists with advanced clinical training and specialty certification in anticoagulation management.

Advantages

  • Appointments take approximately 15 minutes.
  • A fingerstick INR with accurate results is available within 2 minutes. This eliminates trips to the laboratory and waiting by the telephone for results.
  • The warfarin dose is adjusted at the time of the visit and detailed dosing instructions are given both verbally and in written form.
  • The referring physician is updated regarding the patient care plan at the end of each visit.
  • Personalized warfarin education is provided at the first visit and as needed.
  • The main hospital campus offers free parking and easy access to the clinic, located across from the Gift Shop on the first floor.
  • Flexible scheduling is available with the following hours of operation:
    • 7:15-4:45 Monday through Friday.
    • Saturday & Sunday, Closed.
  • Pharmacists are available after hours and on weekends to answer questions or concerns. Patients may call the clinic phone number (509) 573-3886 and leave their name, telephone number and a brief message and someone will return their call as soon as possible.

Referral process

A referral by the cardiologist or primary care physician is required. If referral is appropriate, a referral form needs to be filled out and signed before patients are contacted for appointment scheduling.

Learn More

COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic: Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

COVID-19 Virginia Mason Memorial Press Conference March 21

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions Poster

Latest News

Staff Recruitment: Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email CurtisMcFarland@yvmh.org

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Elective surgeries: Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Visitors to the Family Birthplace: In another protective measure, the hospital is also further limiting visitors to the Family Birth Place. Women in labor may have two visitors until the baby arrives. After the birth there may be only one visitor.

Hospital Lab Services: All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital pharmacy: Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice. The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia del Hospital: A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm