Hep C Treatment
Access for all
In 2016 Hepatitis C treatment became available free of charge to all people living with Hep C. This means that you can access free treatment if you have Hep C, regardless of the stage of your symptoms or whether or not you are engaged in drug- or alcohol-related risk behaviour.
If you are currently injecting drugs and / or are homeless and / or are experiencing difficulties accessing services, we are very keen to provide you with support to access and get through treatment.
At KRC our assessment process incorporates medical history, behavioural, psychosocial, and lifestyle factors. This holistic assessment allows us to provide comprehensive and targeted treatment.
This has involved clinical outreach to homelessness services as well as the NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) and the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre using a community partnership model to provide liver assessment and and hep C treatment.
The Hep C team
The Hepatitis C Project team includes hepatitis clinical nurse consultants, KRC’s medical team, a counsellor, and a visiting infectious diseases physician who conducts monthly clinics for the more complicated cases. This project has also contributed to national and international research projects measuring the outcomes of DAA treatment in priority populations.
You can access Hep C services at the following locations:
- Healthy Liver Clinic
- Deadly Liver Mob Services especially for First Nations people.
- NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)
- Medically Supervised Injecting Centre