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End Hep C Services in SF

List of local (San Francisco-based) resources where patients can find the nearest needle exchange, treatment center, etc.

SF Hep C Testing Services List (PDF)

List of local (SF-based) hepatitis testing and vaccination services. Please click on each resource’s individual site or call their number to check for more information and availability.

Covered California

The only place to get federal premium assistance to help Californians buy brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

National Resources

National Hotline for Help and Support for Hep C: 877-HELP-4-HEP
The National Hotline offers patients referrals to experienced hepatitis C doctors for medical visits, labs, medications, and support groups.

Free Online Hepatitis Risk Assessment

A risk assessment provided by the CDC to see if you should seek hepatitis A, B, and/or C testing (viral hepatitis testing) and treatment.

Information on Health Insurance & Help for Co-payments

Medicaid & Medi-Cal

If you are UNDER THE AGE OF 65 and cannot afford health care or insurance, you can find information on Medicaid Medi-Cal

Medicare

If you ARE 65 OR OLDER and getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSID), you can find information on Medicare

Other Health Insurance/Medical Plan Options

To find more ways to get health insurance, visit healthcare.gov

The Fair Pricing Coalition has programs that offer help with insurance co-pays for HIV and hepatitis C drugs.

Support Groups

American Liver Foundation Support Groups and More

This webpage provides state-based support group contact and information, online support groups, support for caregivers, suggested readings and brochures, among many other subgroups of patients going through various stages of hepatitis C recovery.

CDC Hep C Information

Hep C General Factsheet

This factsheet provides basic hepatitis C information including, meaning, cause, spread, symptoms and signs, who should get tested, as well as treatment and prevention recommendations.

(Spanish Version: Click Here)

Hep C and Injection Drug Use Factsheet

This factsheet provides not only basic hepatitis C information but also information on how the infection is spread and prevention methods, especially among those who inject drugs.

(Spanish Version: Click Here)

Viral Hepatitis Information for Gay and Bisexual Men

This factsheet provides general information about hepatitis A, B, and C (viral hepatitis), the severity of viral hepatitis, treatment, vaccinations, and testing, mainly for gay and bisexual men.

More Hep C Information

Hep C Information Center

The American Liver Foundation provides information on hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment, and support groups as well as an email subscription option.

Slideshow Summary of Viral Hepatitis

WebMD provides a short, picture-filled slide presentation on the symptoms, risk factors, and ways each viral hepatitis infection is spread as well as a diagnosis section and who should be tested, and what happens if you test positive.

Learn More About HIV/AIDS

STDs and HIV Factsheet

The STD and HIV Factsheet uses a question and answer format to provide information about the risks and health concerns of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV.

HIV Basics

An overview of HIV/AIDs, including testing and prevention, how to start and stay in HIV care, and living well with HIV.

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