Overview

Overview

The Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH) offers comprehensive pharmacogenomics services to individuals who are not responding to medication regimens or who are experiencing adverse side effects.

CPGH offers pharmacogenomics counseling, which can be incorporated into your medical care.

Scheduling an Appointment

Prior to requesting an appointment, you will need to obtain a referral from your physician. If you are a patient outside the Cleveland Clinic health system, please have your physician complete a referral form and fax to 216.445.6935. To learn more about how to prepare for your appointment, review the "Before Your Visit" tab.

Our Team

Our Team

The Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH) is committed to providing comprehensive clinical genetic services, education and support to patients and family members. Our team of genetic experts will work with other Cleveland Clinic primary care providers and specialists to personalize your care by incorporating your genetic information into your overall health care plan.

Clinical Geneticist

Pharmacogenomics Clinical Specialist

Who Should Be Seen

Who Should Be Seen

You should consider having a pharmacogenomic evaluation if you have a personal history or have concerns about the following:

  • Serious side effects of certain medications
  • Identifying medications or doses of medications that are most likely to work for you before starting

Contact your primary care provider or the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH) to discuss whether a pharmacogenomics consultation is appropriate for you.

What To Expect

What To Expect

Physician Referral

Prior to requesting an appointment, you will need to obtain a physician referral. If you are a patient outside the Cleveland Clinic health system, please have your physician complete a referral form and fax to 216.445.6935.

Collect Your Medical Records

If you are a patient outside the Cleveland Clinic health system, you should send an authorization for the release of medical records form to each external facility. You may arrange to have medical records faxed (30 pages or less) to our department at 216.445.6935 or sent postal mail.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Attn: Pharmacogenomics Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave. NE50
Cleveland, OH 44195

Collect Your Medication History

To make the most out of your visit, you should gather medication and health history information prior to your appointment. It may be helpful for you to prepare a list of current and past medications. Specifically, you will want to consider the following:

  • Are you experiencing any side effects from current medications?
  • Which medications did not alleviate symptoms?
  • Which medications were discontinued due to serious side effects or were thought to be ineffective?
  • Have you had a transplant or been diagnosed with chronic liver disease?
At Your Visit

At Your Visit

We will provide personalized expert counseling and education to you and your family. During your visit, you will see a genetics expert (clinical geneticist) and a pharmacogenomics clinical specialist for a genetics evaluation. You may also be scheduled with other Cleveland Clinic providers during your visit depending on your medical needs and physician availability.

Our comprehensive method for pharmacogenomics involves:

  • Review of medication history, if applicable
  • Evaluation of reasons for pharmacogenomic testing, and if appropriate, obtain a sample for pharmacogenomic testing
  • Review of any abnormal test results (e.g., previous pharmacogenomic test results, blood testing), if applicable
  • Education about your specific pharmacogenomic test results and any associated health risks if known
  • Health planning for the future that details suggestions for appropriate medical management

Following Your Visit

After your visit, it may take anywhere from a few days up to two weeks for your clinical appointment notes to reach the healthcare providers that you requested to receive a copy. We are also glad to communicate with your healthcare providers about your case as needed. You are always welcome to follow up with us with questions regarding your visit.

Cost and Insurance

Cost and Insurance

Genetics consult and testing are billed as two separate services.

Genetic Testing

If genetic testing is indicated, your genetics provider will discuss costs and insurance coverage during your appointment.

Some patients are concerned that their genetic information may be used against them. To learn about your patient rights and protections in place to prevent genetic discrimination, read this article on GINA.

To learn more about billing options and financial assistance, review our billing and insurance information.

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Prior to requesting an appointment, you will need to obtain a referral from your physician. If you are a patient outside the Cleveland Clinic health system, please have your physician complete a referral form and fax to 216.445.6935. To learn more about how to prepare for your appointment, review the "Before Your Visit" tab.

To schedule an appointment, please call 216.636.1768 or 800.998.4785.

Locations

T Building - Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
9204 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland , OH 44195