Federally Funded Treatment Center

The Hemophilia Treatment Center at Albany Medical Center is one of 140 federally funded treatment centers providing complete care for children and adults with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease and other related bleeding disorders.

Our team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, a child life therapist, and mental health counselors. Patients are referred to orthopedics and physical therapy as needed. We work closely with primary care physicians to coordinate care for all routine and urgent needs. We also work with private dentists to coordinate care and manage bleeding risks.

Katharine Halligan, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, is the Center's director.

Why Choose a Designated Treatment Center

Designated centers offer comprehensive care to children and adults with all types of bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease. By combining a multidisciplinary coordinated approach with education and support, the centers ensure the best outcome possible for patients.

To make an appointment with Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-5513.

Referrals can be faxed to 518-262-5889.

  • Care coordination for surgical and dental procedures
  • Diagnostic testing and evaluation
  • Home infusion training and education
  • Information on local, regional and national programs
  • Information on summer camps and college scholarships
  • Insurance information
  • Participation in National Research Initiatives through the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network, CDC, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Personalized medical management
  • Psychosocial assessments, support, and referrals for family issues
  • Routine and emergency care
  • Staff education for schools and day care centers

Double H Ranch is a camp for children with a variety of medical conditions with eight week-long sessions per summer. The camp provides support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Camp High Hopes is a camp for boys ages 7-17, located one hour north of Utica. The program offers one week-long session per summer and provides recreational experiences for children and teens with disabilities, special needs, and chronic illnesses.