Since 1982, GLHF has served as the Regional Core Center for federal grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration. GLHF is responsible for the administration and coordination of activities required to obtain and maintain funding for 14 Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, known as Region V-West.
Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs)
HTCs provide comprehensive care for persons with bleeding disorders. The concept of comprehensive care is to treat the whole person and the family, through continuous supervision of all the medical and psychosocial aspects of bleeding disorders. Comprehensive care is total care because every facet of the person is addressed, including their physical, emotional, psychological, educational, financial and vocational factors. The development of comprehensive care over the past 30 years, has greatly improved the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders, helping them to be more independent and productive. The treatment center care network has also lowered patients’ morbidity and provided cost-effective care in the long term.
Individuals who go to hemophilia treatment centers will not only find state-of-the art medical care, but also benefit from an experienced, caring staff that takes time to develop comprehensive treatment care plans for patients and families.
Members of the care team at HTCs include:
- Hematologists—specialists in blood disorders
- Pediatricians—specialists in caring for infants, young children, and teenagers
- Nurses—medical specialists in hemophilia care and probably the person you will see most frequently
- Social Workers—specialists who assist you with the issues of daily living, such as adjusting to hemophilia and locating resources (e.g., insurance, transportation, housing, etc.)
- Physical therapists—specialists in activity, exercise, and rehabilitation
- Orthopedists—specialists in disorders of the bones and joints
- Dentists—specialists in disorders of the teeth and gums. The dentists at HTCs are experts in treating children with oral bleeding problems.
- You are also an important member of the treatment team. The staff needs your input to develop a plan of care that will ensure you remain healthy, active, and able to live successfully with added challenge of hemophilia.
The HTCs in Region V-West include:
Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders
8733 Watertown Plank Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
1836 South Avenue
LaCrosse, WI 54601
Hemophilia Outreach Center
2060 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54311
UWHC Comprehensive Program for Bleeding Disorders
600 Highland Ave, MC # 9749
Madison, WI 53792
Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute
6811 Knoxville Ave., Suite A
Peoria, IL 61614
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
255 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Northwestern Center for Bleeding Disorders
645 N. Michigan Ave., #1020
Chicago, IL 60611
Rush University Medical Center
Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Suite 718 PBI
1725 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Hemophilia Treatment Centers
Administrative Blvd, 11th Floor
1900 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave., S, Suite CSC 175
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mayo Comprehensive Hemophilia Center
Mayo 10-36E - MCHC
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Sanford Health - Roger Maris Cancer Center
North Dakota Hemostasis & Thrombosis Treatment Center
820 Fourth Street North
Fargo, ND 58122
South Dakota Center for Bleeding Disorders
Sanford Clinic D/B/A Sanford Children's Specialty Clinic
1600 W. 22nd St
PO Box 5039
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
For HTCs in other states click here.