We provide free hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, treatment, cure and support for people in our communities including people who have or currently inject. We strongly believe that everyone living with HCV deserves to know they are HCV-positive and be cured.
We eliminate barriers preventing people from getting tested and cured, offer treatment at our Harm Reduction Center, provide medication storage to people without housing, support with case management and wrap-around services, and assist participants to achieve secondary goals. All medical and support visits occur at our Harm Reduction Center.
All of our services are free. You do not have to be sober to access hepatitis C treatment.
The Hepatitis C Wellness Program includes:
- Free hepatitis C testing at a number of different locations
- Free hepatitis C treatment
- Medication storage
- Medication adherence, counseling and support
- Re-infection prevention
- Support and treatment groups
- Linkage to full healthcare services
- Hep A and hep B vaccines, flu shots and wound care
First off, I would like to say that I owe my life to the program. All of the staff work really hard to make sure everyone is helped as much as possible. This group has really been beneficial in training me how to not become reinfected, thus enabling me to pass that information on to others that really need it!Hep C Wellness Program Participant
End Hep C SF
End Hep C SF envisions a San Francisco where hepatitis C is no longer a public health threat, and hepatitis C related health inequities have been eliminated.
Harm Reduction Center
The Harm Reduction Center is a place of welcome and a pathway to improved health and healing. Located in the Tenderloin/SoMa neighborhood, the Harm Reduction Center provides health services and supplies that help people who inject drugs manage their health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.
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