Via Care iShine Specialty Clinic offers hepatitis C testing, diagnosis, treatment and specialty pharmacy services. We offer education on hepatitis prevention, risk factors, and strategies for living with this chronic disease.
More than 3 million Americans have a long-term infection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a disease of the liver. There are three types of hepatitis: A, B and C. All three diseases are inflammations of the liver causing it to not work properly. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable communicable disease which typically does not become chronic. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can become long-term chronic infections and may cause serious liver damage. Acute hepatitis C infection doesn't always become chronic. There is a vaccination for both hepatitis A and B, but there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The good news is that hepatitis C is curable.
Who is at Risk for Hepatitis C?
- Anyone born between 1945-1965 whether or not they have ever used drugs
- Anyone who is sexually active who may have had a sexual partner with the HCV virus
- Anyone who lives with HIV
- Anyone with prior or current history of intravenous drug use or non-injection drug use
- Anyone who has received a blood transfusion or organ transplant
- Anyone exposed to HCV-positive blood
- Anyone with abnormal levels of liver enzyme ALT (alanine aminotransferase), or on long-term hemodialysis
Increased Risk for Baby Boomers
Baby boomers are at an increased risk because as children, common medical procedures such as vaccinations were conducted with sterilized needles instead of disposable needles, which are used today.
Hepatitis C Services
Via Care offers free and low-cost screenings for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The best way to find out if you’re infected is to do a simple blood test to screen for the virus. Chronic hepatitis C can easily be missed if you have no symptoms and your liver is functioning well.
Via Care provides a 12-week treatment regimen under the care of one of Via Care’s medical providers. With treatment plans of 1 to 3 pills a day we have seen positive recovery results, and many patients are cured completely.
Linkage to Care
Patients have full access to Via Care medical, dental and behavioral health services plus linkages to housing services, needle exchange programs, and HIV prevention.
Specialty Pharmacy Services
Specialty pharmacy services include medications and medication management for hepatitis C and HIV prevention.
Personalized case management program and free transportation! Schedule your ride by calling 323-268-9191.
Via Care accepts all patients regardless of insurance or financial status. Via Care offers a sliding fee discount schedule to all patients for all of our services. We also accept various forms of insurance.
Get Tested at Via Care
Come see us at:
4755 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., LA, CA 90022
Call 323-313-8214 For Appointment
Email us if you have any questions: Hepcinfo@viacarela.org