Hepatitis C Care
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and over time can lead to liver failure. It spreads when blood from someone infected with Hepatitis C enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can occur when sharing needles, syringes or other equipment to inject drugs. It's also possible to contract Hepatitis C by sharing personal care items (razors, toothbrushes) that have touched an infected person's blood or by having sexual contact with an infected person.
Through the THRIVE Program, people with chronic Hepatitis C have access to the following care:
- Hepatitis specialty care
- Noninvasive liver disease testing
- FibroScan ultrasound for liver stiffness
- On-site lab
- Antiviral medication prescriptions, management
- Assistance with insurance authorizations for medication
The program also provides care for Hepatitis C patients living with HIV, incorporating their HIV specialist into all treatment plans.