The GHC Hep Care Program includes a Physician, two Registered Nurses, a Social Worker and an Outreach Worker. The team’s main focus is to provide health teaching and support to individuals affected by Hepatitis C so that treatment can be initiated in a timely manner. We offer testing for Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and HIV.
The goal of our program is to offer treatment for Hepatitis C, ongoing health teaching, and support throughout treatment. A priority for this program is prevention through ongoing harm reduction teaching. We work closely with our local and surrounding communities where the prevalence of Hepatitis C is high. The goal of this program offered through GHC is to reach out to those affected and to help improve the health and wellness of individuals by irradiating Hepatitis C in Ontario by 2030.
Our program offers testing through phlebotomy and Point of Care testing (POC). Additional services include immunization for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
GHC’s Hep Care Program is open to the general public. All individuals in the community and outlying areas are welcome to access Hep Care’s services. Referrals are taken from healthcare providers, and self-referrals are also welcome.
Once a referral has been received, one of the RN’s in the program will reach out to the patient to do an intake appointment.
- Following the intake appointment, the patient’s readiness for treatment is assessed, health teaching is done, harm reduction teaching is provided, and the patient is advised of what pre-testing has to be done.
- Based on various parameters, tests are ordered, and the patient is scheduled to follow up with our program physician.
All medication should accompany you to your initial appointment.