Treating Hemophilia & Other Bleeding Disorders
The Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders at University of Utah Health cares for adults with hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting disorders. This program is a partner of the Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders at Primary Children’s Hospital, formerly known as Intermountain Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.
Historically, many people with hemophilia died early from complications or infections. Now, with medical advances and new drug therapies, many patients are living longer. This partnership allows patients to transition their care from pediatric providers to adult providers.
Our Mission & Vision
Our team of highly trained specialists provide an integrated, comprehensive medical home to people with hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting disorders across the state of Utah. We provide our patients with state-of-the-art treatment, family-centered education, and groundbreaking research. Our providers are committed to providing our adult patients with high-quality care and education.
Types of Blood Disorders We Treat
Our hematologists diagnose and treat patients of all ages for an array of benign (non-cancerous) hematology disorders, including the following:
- Hemophilia — A disorder that results in excess bleeding because blood does not clot normally.
- von Willebrand disease — This disease is caused by the abnormal production or function of the von Willebrand protein needed for blood clotting.
- Thrombosis — This occurs when a blood clot forms inside a blood vessel.
- Platelet dysfunction — A bleeding disorder caused by abnormal platelet function.
Meet Our Team of Specialists
Our Clinical Staff & Administration
Jeffrey Gilreath, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist
Shawn Newton, CPhT, Medication Access
Julio Jarvis, LCSW, Patient & Family Support
Ambreen Khan, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor
Jennie Vagher, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor
Elias Rios, Study Coordinator
Where Are We Located?
Sugar House Health Center (Fourth Floor)
1280 E. Stringham Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Our clinic is on the fourth floor on the southwest corner of the building. When you arrive at the health center, our staff will guide you where to go.
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
As a team, we want your first appointment at Utah Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders at University of Utah Health to run smoothly and provide you with quality education to help guide the treatment of your hemophilia diagnosis.
We treat hemophilia using a multidisciplinary approach. Our team consists of a:
- nurse practitioner,
- physical therapist,
- social worker,
- genetic counselor,
- and research coordinator.
You will typically see each of these providers during your initial visit to our center. Clinic visits are often 1.5 to two hours in length. Please come with any questions, concerns, or issues written down to discuss with your provider.
We often conduct blood work in conjunction with your first visit. Your blood will be drawn either in the exam room or in the lab following your visit. Some insurance carriers do not pay for labs to be done at U of U Health. If that is the case with your insurance, we will help you arrange labs at a location covered under your insurance provider.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment
Before you arrive to your appointment, please make sure your visit is covered under your insurance. If you have any questions about your coverage, call our office. Since we are the only hemophilia center for adults in Utah, most insurance companies work with our center to ensure patients are treated appropriately. Please send our office your past medical records to help the team understand your previous care and guide their decisions for future care.
What to Bring
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- insurance card,
- medication history, including factor prescription,
- bleeding and dosing logs,
- pair of shorts for your physical assessment, and
- other items that might help us guide your treatment.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out pre-clinic paperwork.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with one of our hematology specialists, you will need a referral from your physician. We also accept self-referrals; please fill out our online appointment request form.
Please check with your insurance carrier to make sure this appointment will be covered. In some cases, special permission has been given to our providers to see patients with out-of-network insurance.
Please call us at 801-213-8371 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.