The Warfarin Initiation Clinic utilizes a nurse-only model that makes use of a Clinic Order Set (COS). The COS is to be completed as part of the referral process into the clinic.
The Warfarin Initiation Clinic provides care and management of diagnosed Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Atrial Fibrillation, prosthetic heart valves and other conditions which require anticoagulant therapy with Warfarin and Enoxaparin until Warfarin levels are therapeutic.
In order to receive care in the Warfarin Initiation Clinic, patients:
- Need the ability to return to the clinic daily for a minimum of six days
- Cannot be pregnant
- Have no history of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
How to Get Referral
Physician referral required.
For Warfarin Initiation Clinic (WIC) referral, please use the Warfarin Dosing Model / Clinical Order Set.
If looking for referral for Peri-Operative Bridging, please visit the Urgent Medical Assessment Clinic web page.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
If you are driving, please allow for extra time as parking is limited.