Hepatitis C

More than 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, and new infections continue to rise across the country. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that is spread through blood containing hepatitis C. Many people have no symptoms and are unaware of their infection. Leaving the infection untreated may lead to cirrhosis (advanced liver scarring and damage), liver cancer, liver failure, and death. The good news is that hepatitis C is curable. Cure prevents the complications of the infection, keeps people healthy, and stops the spread of hepatitis C. New medications (pills) have now been used across the U.S. and around the world for over 10 years, and have been found to safely cure 99% of people who take them as prescribed. The best news is that we are here to help. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends all adults ages 18 to 79 be screened for hepatitis C. People under the age of 18 with risk factors should also be tested. Get Tested! It can save your life!

Who will treat my Hepatitis C if I am infected? 

We have a hepatitis C specialist physician onsite who can collaborate with your primary care provider.

What are my treatment options?

You will have an initial visit with our hepatitis C specialist physician. You will need to have your blood drawn so she can learn about your liver. Based on your unique health status — including whether you have cirrhosis, whether you have had prior treatment for hepatitis C, what medical conditions you have and what medications you take — you will be treated with daily pills for 8 or 12 weeks, rarely longer. Our goal is to get you cured and to make the experience as easy as possible.

What if I am using drugs and/or alcohol?

In keeping with national and global standards of care, we are here to get you cured. Our specialist has had a lot of training and experience in helping people who use drugs and/or alcohol. Whether or not you are using drugs and/or alcohol, we are here to care for your hepatitis C.

If you would like to get screened, evaluated and/or treated, please call our office or speak with your primary care provider for a consultation.