San Francisco AIDS Foundation locations, including Strut, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Harm Reduction Center will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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

Pierre-Cédric B. Crouch, PhD, ANP-BC, ACRN

Director of Nursing

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Pierre-Cédric B. Crouch, PhD, ANP-BC, ACRN

Director of Nursing

Pierre-Cédric Crouch leads the delivery of sexual health services including PrEP, PrEP 211, Rapid HIV treatment initiation and re-engagement programs, and hepatitis C testing and treatment at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He developed our PrEP Health Program at Magnet, which is the largest nurse-led PrEP program in the world and has garnered world-wide recognition.

Pierre is from New Orleans where he obtained his B.S.N. from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. He had an early passion for HIV care and technology, which lead him to move to San Francisco where he received his M.S.N. (nurse practitioner) and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He geeks out over technologies that connect clients to their health and the development of nurse-delivered community based care. He leads in Health Care 3.0, which supports nurses practicing to the fullest extent of their license and taking a client-centered approach to remove traditional barriers to accessing health care.

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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Mobile Syringe & Health Services

Find safer injection and disposal supplies and services that help you manage your health and prevent the spread of disease at sites across San Francisco.

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