Urgent Treatment Referrals

Patients experiencing symptoms of thrombosis should go to the Emergency Department for immediate investigation or assessment.

The VGH Thrombosis clinic can ONLY accept urgent treatment referrals for patients diagnosed with an acute blood clot from the Emergency Departments at VGH, UBC and Richmond Hospital or from the BC Cancer Agency. The clinic can only accept patients who are stable and do not require admission to hospital.

These patients requiring Acute VTE Treatment are seen the next day at the Thrombosis Clinic if the pre-printed order referral form is completed and faxed to the Thrombosis Clinic at 604-875-5071.

All other VTE Treatment referrals that need assessment within one week must be triaged. Please call the Thrombosis Clinic nurses at 604-675-2481 for assistance.

Please note:
Thrombosis Clinic nurses are available from Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 5:00 pm only. If you experience an urgent matter in the evening or on the weekend, please call the VGH Hospital Switchboard at 604-875-5000 and ask for the hematologist on call.

For referrals for managing long-term anticoagulant therapy or assessment of thrombophilia, see the Thrombosis Assessment page.

For referrals for managing anticoagulation around the time of surgery or other invasive procedures, see the Perioperative Referral page.

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