Comprehensive Care Visits

Gulf States Hemophilia Center iconWhat happens the day I come in for the Comprehensive Care Visit?
During our comprehensive care visits, patients can expect to be evaluated and treated by a team that includes time and physical evaluations with the following:

  • Hematologist or Nurse Practitioner Provider
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratory Work
  • Dentists

Patients will also be made aware of any research opportunities that may be ongoing at our center. These are optional but may assist in future care of current and future patients living with bleeding or clotting disorders. In addition, we will refer patients to other specialists should the need arise.

How long does a comprehensive care visit take?
Patients can plan on comprehensive care visits taking approximately 2 hours.

What if I just have one area I need help with, like physical therapy, social work or an emergency bleed?
A comprehensive visit is our initial evaluation and annual exam, addressing and assessing immediate needs and to prepare patients to address any problems before they come up. We always treat specific medical needs with individual visits as necessary. Please speak to any of our front desk staff who can answer any questions about details on comprehensive care or individual visit needs.
Our clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:00 pm at 713-500-8360. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 and follow up with us for care.

What should I bring to my appointment?
All Patients should plan on bringing:

  • A photo ID (not required for pediatric patients)
  • Current insurance information, including your health insurance card(s)
  • Immunization records (pediatric patients only)
  • Infusion/bleeding log history information (for bleeding disorders)
  • Name, address and phone numbers of your primary care physician and dentist
  • A pair of shorts for the physical therapy evaluation. We do have paper gowns but find most patients are more comfortable if they bring or wear their own shorts for this evaluation.

Do I need to fill out forms once I get there?
Yes, but if you would like to spend less times on forms in our office, you can print out our forms (Link to front desk forms) and bring them in. Established patients will only have minimal updates to previous forms.

How do I figure out insurance and how much does this costs me?
As a non-profit, many (but not all) of our services are included under funding from the federal government, or covered by Medicaid, Medicare and Insurance plans. Insurance specialists are made available to assist all patients in managing the logistical end of patient care. Please ask our front desk staff for assistance.

Where are you located?
Our office is located in the Texas Medical Center at 7000 Fannin, Ste. 750, Houston, TX 77030 in the University Center Tower (UCT). Parking is located in the garage of UCT.