Families First is pleased to be able to offer in-house treatment of Hepatitis C to our established patients.

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus primarily affecting the liver. The liver is responsible for breaking down nutrients, filtering blood, and fighting infection. More than 95% of people suffering from chronic Hepatitis C can be cured with modern treatment.

Who is at risk for Hepatitis C?

  • Baby Boomers (1945-65)
  • Recipients (prior to 1992) of donated blood, blood products, or whole organs
  • Those who have ever injected drugs, even one time or many years ago
  • Individuals with chronic conditions such as liver disease, HIV or AIDS, or who are on hemodialysis
  • Those born to a mother with Hepatitis C
  • Individuals exposed to blood of someone known to have Hepatitis C

What are the symptoms?

Most people do not show signs or symptoms of Hepatitis C infection, so if you fall into any of the “at-risk” categories above, you should be tested. Those who do show symptoms may experience fever, fatigue, upset stomach, dark urine, gray-colored stool, joint pain, and/or yellowing of the skin and eyes.

How can I get treatment?

 

Families First offers in-house testing and treatment of Hepatitis C for established patients. This treatment usually has few or no side effects. If you are interested in treatment through our program, talk with your health care provider.