Help-4-Hep is a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone who's had hepatitis C touch their own life. And they talk about the specifics of their particular situation. The phone call, support and information are all provided free of charge.
If you need information and resources about finding financial help to pay for low cost testing, or finding a free or low cost clinic, or financial help with payment for treatments, please call us. We know how to find doctors and support groups. We know how to help you find resources where you live. We have experienced hepatitis C ourselves or have supported patients living with hep C. We are peer counselors.
Our peer counselors can tell you how to prevent HCV, how to eliminate the risk of transmission, and how to evaluate if you have risk factors and should be tested. We want to be your first stop for learning everything about viral hepatitis.
If you find yourself searching for hepatitis C help, then you’re facing a very serious time in your life.
What you read and hear about hepatitis C can be frightening. Some may tell you that you’ve been served a death sentence, while others assure you that it’s no big deal.
Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Hepatitis Elimination Project
Baby Boomers Should Be Tested For Hepatitis C, according to both the CDC and the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Visit the CDC Viral Hepatitis Website, which includes:
· The Viral Hepatitis Action Plan and information about the federal agencies involved in its implementation and progress in achieving its goals
· Links to federal policies and guidelines that help advance our work to achieve national viral hepatitis goals
· The latest blog posts from HHS and community leaders on key viral hepatitis topics.
· Facts, data, tools, and training that individuals and community partners can use to help win the battle against viral hepatitis
· Online federal tools for assessing hepatitis risk and locating viral hepatitis testing and vaccine providers