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.
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.
Haight Ashbury Free Clinic (HealthRIGHT 360)
HealthRIGHT 360 not only provides hepatitis C & HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, but also many other health services including dental, psychiatric, and routine checkups.
*No medical insurance needed.
Mission St. Branch:
1563 Mission St
San Francisco 94103
Hours: M: 8:45a – 7:30p and T-F: 8:45a – 5p
Clayton St. Branch
558 Clayton St
San Francisco 94117
Hours: M-F: 8:45a – 12p and 1p – 5p
San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) Liver Clinic
Confidential hepatitis C testing and treatment are offered at the ZSFGH Liver Clinic.
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Building 5, 3F Suite 3D
Liver Clinic Hours: M-F: 8a – 5p
Please call for list of accepted insurance plans.
Other Services: Hepatitis C Class: Wed: 3-4p
San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SFHOT) Street Medicine
Provides navigation services to help the vulnerable and homeless find shelter and housing as well as provide health-related outreach and care management services.
Dispatch and Outreach Call: 415-355-7401
Request Street Outreach
Dispatch – 5:30am to 10:00pm
Outreach – 6:30am to 10:00pm
Therapeutic Transport – 10:00 pm to 7:00 am
Tom Waddell Urban Health Transgender (TG) Clinic
Provides integrated healthcare in a trusting and respectful environment to those who identify as transgender. The TG Clinic not only treats medical issues related to gender, but also provides primary care, mental health care, and social services
Hours: Tue: 1:30p – 5p
*Please call the TG voicemail line at 415-355-7588 to make an appt.
Berkeley Free Clinic
Provides free counseling and testing if you can provide proof of income or lack of income. Check and see if your gross monthly income corresponding to your household size qualifies by checking on their website.
Clinic days and hours may vary, so be sure to check back on the official website for the most up to date schedules.
Other Bay Area (Local) Resources
List of local (San Francisco-based) resources where patients can find the nearest needle exchange, treatment center, etc.
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.
The only place to get federal premium assistance to help Californians buy brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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.
vCDC Hep C Information
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)
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)
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
The American Liver Foundation provides information on hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment, and support groups as well as an email subscription option.
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
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.
An overview of HIV/AIDs, including testing and prevention, how to start and stay in HIV care, and living well with HIV.