Service Contact Details

Arapiles Building

83 Baillie St, Horsham,  VIC,  3400

Tel: 03 5381 9333     Fax: 03 5382 0829

Service Description / Overview

The Anticoagulation Service at the Wimmera Health Care Group is available to people taking Warfarin, an oral anticoagulant medication. Although this medication is a life saving therapy it is known to interact with many other medications including over the counter drugs and herbal preparations as well as a number of common foods. Additionally, the level of anticoagulation needs to be monitored by regular blood testing and Warfarin dose adjustments by the patient's doctor are often required.

The service at the Wimmera Health Care Group is staffed by a nurse specially trained in anticoagulation, a pharmacist and a dietitian all of whom will provide education and support to people taking Warfarin.

Additional Information

The Anticoagulation Service operates in the consulting rooms of the Arapiles Building. An appointment is required and can be made by phoning 5381 9333.

Fees

This is a free service.

Area Serviced

Horsham and West Wimmera region. Patients from other areas can access the service if able to travel to Horsham.

Eligibility

Any person currently taking Warfarin. People can self-refer or be referred by their doctor, nursing staff or a family member.