Public health officials issued a "stay-at-home" order to be in effect until May 3 or further. We've closed our office at 1035 Market Street and only offering essential services at Strut and the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center. Learn more.

Hepatitis C Treatment & Navigation

Almost everyone living with hepatitis C (HCV) can now be cured with an 8 – 12 week, once-a-day medication. People who inject can access free onsite hepatitis C treatment at the Harm Reduction Center. In our program, you get support before, during, and after the treatment process, and you learn how to prevent reinfection. And, all services are provided at the Harm Reduction Center.

Our Hepatitis C Wellness Program

  • 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

How to Enroll

Visit the Harm Reduction Center and ask the staff about hepatitis C treatment. You do not need proof of insurance or other documentation to get started.

Meet Our Medical Team

Janessa Broussard RN, MSN, AGNP-C

Director of Clinical Services

Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-581-1600
jbroussard@sfaf.org
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Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-581-1600 jbroussard@sfaf.org

Janessa Broussard RN, MSN, AGNP-C

Director of Clinical Services

Janessa Broussard, RN, MSN, AGNP-C directs clinical services at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, overseeing the provision of HIV prevention/PrEP, sexual health, HIV and hepatitis C care; services for transgender and non-binary clients; and clinical research. She is passionate about creating models of care that address the needs of communities with unmet needs, including LGBTQ+ individuals, people experiencing homelessness and people who inject drugs. She is proud to oversee multi-site clinical services for these communities at SFAF with a nurse-led team that continues the legacy of nurses being at the forefront of HIV care. In the coming years, Janessa is excited to lead efforts to expand PrEP access to more locations and priority communities, building on the strong PrEP program established by SFAF’s clinical team.

Prior to joining SFAF, Janessa specialized in LGBTQ care and HIV primary care at the UCSF Clinician Consultation Center, as an HIV primary care nurse practitioner at CPMC Davies, and at East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC). She also worked for more than eight years as an RN in the Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant center at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Since June 2018, Janessa has served as the president of the Association in Nurses in AIDS Care, Golden Gate Chapter. She received her adult geriatric nurse practitioner primary care (AGNP-C) degree with an HIV focus from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is currently pursuing a nursing PhD in sexual and gender minority research at UCSF, with research that will contribute to the development of comprehensive sexual and gender minority care guidelines, with attention to social justice in healthcare.

Hepatitis C Treatment Support

Enrolled hepatitis C treatment lunch group

For people enrolled in the Hepatitis C Wellness Program, a treatment and support group meets every Monday, from 10:30 am – noon.

This community-based HCV group provides a time for people to take medication, and offers space for people to check in with each other, share their experiences and give and get support. The group also provides a healthy lunch for people receiving treatment.


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Medication lockers

People enrolled in the Hepatitis C Wellness Program may store their hepatitis C medications in a locker at the Harm Reduction Center. Lockers can be accessed any time the Harm Reduction Center is open.

Our philosophy of care

Our providers are nonjudgmental about drug use and are committed to providing quality care to people who inject. There is no requirement to be sober to be cured of hepatitis C. If you’d like to make adjustments to how drugs fit in your world, find out about our harm reduction counseling. All goals are respected and supported, whether that means safer use, managed use, reduced use, planned use, abstinence, or methadone and Suboxone treatment.

Haven’t tested for hepatitis C in a while? We offer free testing at a number of different locations.

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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