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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) is a virus that is spread from one person to another through contact with the blood of an infected person. The majority of people living with Hep C are not aware of it because they don't have any symptoms. Even without symptoms, Hep C can cause permanent damage to the liver and could lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.

Hep C can be cured! Treatment for Hep C is usually one pill a day for a few months, with few side effects. Learn your risks for Hep C.

Find Hep C Testing, Care and Treatment

Whether you have health insurance or are uninsured, you can find free or low cost Hep C care and treatment, as well as extra support throughout the process.

Select your borough to find a Hep C testing, care and treatment center near you. Call or e-mail to make an appointment.

Montefiore Medical Center*
1-844-CURE-HCV (1-844-287-3428)
Multiple locations in the Bronx

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Family Wellness Center
(347) 326-2075
1281 Franklin Ave, Bronx, NY 10456

Brightpoint Health*
(855) 681-8700 ext. 3474 or 3476
hepc@brightpointhealth.org
Multiple locations in the Bronx

Acacia Network*
(718) 960-7532
Multiple locations in the Bronx

SUNY Downstate Medical Center*
(718) 270-1715
450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center
(718) 636-4500
1456 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Brightpoint Health – Sterling Health Center*
(855) 681-8700 ext. 3474 or 3476
hepc@brightpointhealth.org
803 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
(929) 432-3472
374 Stockholm Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Mount Sinai Medical Center*
(212) 824-7729
Multiple locations in Manhattan

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital*
(917)-923-9558
180 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Harlem United
(646) 762-4950
290 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Addabbo Family Health Center
(718) 945-7150
Multiple locations in Queens

Damien Family Care Centers
(718) 298-5100
Multiple locations in Queens

Brightpoint Health – Sutphin Health Center*
(855) 681-8700 ext. 3474 or 3476
hepc@brightpointhealth.org
105-04 Sutphin Boulevard, Queens, 11435

Brightpoint Health - Bay Street Health Center
(855) 681-8700 ext. 3474 or 3476
hepc@brightpointhealth.org
57 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301

*These sites offer Hep C evaluation and medical care for uninsured patients at no cost.

 

Hep C Prevention

There is no vaccine to prevent Hep C. You are never immune to Hep C. Even if you are cured, you can get reinfected.

  • Syringe exchange and harm reduction can protect you from Hep C. Never share drug use equipment including: needles, syringes, cotton, rinse water, cookers, spoons, straws or pipes or any other drug use supplies. If you use drugs, learn how to protect yourself from Hep C.
  • Have protected sex if you don’t know your partner’s status. Find free NYC condoms.
  • Do not share personal care items that could have blood on them, such as razors, clippers, or toothbrushes.
  • Clean blood spills immediately with one part bleach and nine parts water.

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