Hepatitis C can be treated!

Hepatitis C Information and Treatment

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, long-term illness.  

Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Most people become infected with Hepatitis C by sharing needles used to inject drugs. 

The mortality rate from Hepatitis C in Oregon is twice the national rate, and deaths from Hepatitis C have tripled over the past 20 years.  

Nearly half of new Hepatitis C infections in Oregon are seen in patients who are under 30 years of age, and the majority of cases are in people under age 40. 

 

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Outside In’s Medical Clinic Staff provide comprehensive, compassionate health care for all patients. We are accepting new patients, and we can treat teens, adults, and senior citizens.

How do I know if I have Hepatitis C?

It is recommended that everyone over the age of 18 be regularly tested for Hepatitis C. Only 50% of people know their status! You can ask your medical provider to be tested for Hepatitis C at your next visit. 

What does treatment for Hepatitis C look like?

Hepatitis C can be treated! With a daily dose of medication, taken every day for 8-12 weeks, over 95% of patients will have the infection cured. 

Treatment for Hepatitis C is covered by most insurances, including the Oregon Health Plan. There are no sobriety requirements to access treatment. 

How do patients make an appointment?

Call 503-535-3860 to schedule a virtual or in-person visit with your medical provider today.  

Hepatitis C Resources

Viral Hepatitis in Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) 

Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

Outside In support patients with a full range of Primary Care medical services. Please visit our Health Services page for more information about the health care we provide.

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