Canadian Hemophilia Society
Help Stop the Bleeding
British Columbia Chapter
St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
West Burrard Building, Room 491
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-806-8855
Toll-Free: 1-877-806-8855
Fax: 604-806-8784

Who we are

Clinic Directors:
Dr. Shannon Jackson
Dr. Paul R. Yenson

Nurse Practitioners: Karen Sims
& Michelle Bech

: Stacey Cave

Social Worker:
Mireille LeClaire

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The Hemophilia Assessment Clinic operates year-round with clinics generally held weekly on Wednesday mornings at St. Paul's Hospital, and semi-annually in outreach locations (Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George and Victoria). Patients who have questions about their referral or would like to make an appointment are encouraged to contact the Hemophilia Clinic at the numbers noted above.

Who we are

The Provincial Pediatric Hemophilia Program at BC Children's Hospital - provides comprehensive care and support to children and their families with inherited bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia A, B, von Willebrand's Disease, Rare Coagulation Factor Deficiencies and Inherited Platelet Disorders.

We are a core group of health care professionals consisting of Haematologists, Nurse Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Program Secretary working together to deliver state-of-the-art care to children with bleeding disorders. We enlist the help of other health care professionals such as dentists, orthopaedic surgeons, medical geneticists, pediatric surgeons and laboratory physicians to complement our care. We are key members of the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC), Canadian Association of Nurses in Hemophilia Care (CANHC), and Canadian Association of Physiotherapists in Hemophilia Care (CAPHC) to promote the latest innovations of clinical care, as well as the ability to offer our patients the opportunity to enrol in clinical studies.

We serve the province of BC and Yukon, although some communities in the eastern portion of the province utilize Calgary or Edmonton due to proximity and ease of access.

Where we are
BC Children's Hospital
4480 Oak Street, Room 1A13
Vancouver BC, V6H 3V4

Clinic hours are 8:00am-4:00pm Mon - Fri
(closed on statutory holidays)

Medical Director
Dr. John Wu
(604) 875-2406

Nurse Practitioners
Erica Crilly
(604) 875-2345 X 5334

Celina Woo
(604) 875-2345 X 6895

Lawren DeMarchi
(604) 875-2345 X 7154

Social Worker
Dorcas Lee
(604) 875-2345 X 7124

Program Secretary
Susan Harkins
(604) 875-2345 X 5335

** Out of area patients can additionally call 1-888-300-3088 to access switchboard and then dial extension 5335 or 5334

For emergency concerns after hours or on the weekend please contact the Haematologist on call at (604) 875-2161

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What we provide
  • «  Annual/ biannual reviews on all patients with inherited bleeding disorders
  • «  Monitoring, training and support for all patients enrolled on the Home Therapy Program
  • «  Community and outreach education
  • «  Supervise and account for coagulation factor concentrate distribution in British Columbia for all patients on home treatment through the use of CHARMS database system
  • «  Specialized medical, nursing and physiotherapy support for children in BC with inherited bleeding disorders
  • «  Ongoing teaching and treatment to prevent complications of bleeding
What we expect from our patients
  • «  Families to be a partner in their child's health care
  • «  Patients and families to maintain regular contact and appointment with the hemophilia clinic
  • «  Patients and families to keep accurate treatment records and submit these to the clinic at agreed intervals
  • «  Patients and families to be educated and understand their bleeding disorders, potential complications, treatment and care
Other important info
  • «  Treatment records (infusion records) can be submitted by mail, fax or email to the hemophilia clinic. Monthly submissions are expected as per standard national practices.
  • «  Factor requests for homecare use may take up to three business days for processing. Patients should monitor their home inventory (and check before holidays) that they have adequate supplies.
  • «  Families on homecare are also responsible for ordering their own supplies (syringes, needles) through the product distribution centre. Please call the hemophilia clinic for their contact number if required.
  • «  For emergency concerns after hours or on the weekend please contact the Haematologist on call at (604) 875-2161