Delivering Integrated Care and Cost Management
The IHTC works collaboratively with payors to optimize care. We ensure that the patients and families we serve have access to care and therapies, thereby helping to contain costs and reduce both bleeding events and utilization of resources.
The IHTC Pharmacy’s ability to purchase clotting factor through the Public Health Service 340B discount program and our overall pricing structure benefit payors and patients by dispensing clotting factor at significantly reduced prices.
Sickle Cell Disease Clinics
The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. offers comprehensive care to patients with sickle cell diseases and other hemoglobinopathies. The IHTC has both pediatric and adult physicians with extensive experience in caring for patients with sickle cell disease. These physicians work as a team with nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the care of our patients. Patients are seen on a regular basis in our outpatient sickle cell clinic. For more acute medical problems, patients can be hospitalized at St. Vincent Hospital adjacent to the clinic.
Services offered include:
- Board certified hematologist available 24 hours a day
- Health maintenance care
- New patient evaluation
- Patient counseling and sickle cell education
- Inpatient consultations
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Infusion therapy
- Transfusion services
The IHTC has a well qualified healthcare team to quickly and efficiently evaluate sickle cell emergencies. This team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants skilled in sickle cell treatment. Onsite therapies include IV hydration and analgesia with close observation. Most IHTC sickle cell patients are managed at home with a variety of oral and transdermal pain medications. If patients require prolonged IV pain management or treatment for a complication related to sickle cell disease, they can be admitted directly from our office to the hospital.