The Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and the London InterCommunity Health Centre are partnering to provide hepatitis C care. This program is for individuals who are at risk for living with Hepatitis C at all stages of the disease.
We are specifically funded to provide Hepatitis C testing, treatment and supports to people that qualify under the Hepatitis C Secretariat priority population guidelines. The priority population guidelines include:
- People who use drugs
- People involved with the correctional system
- People who are homeless or under-housed
- Indigenous Peoples
- Street-involved Youth
The Hepatitis C Care Team works in partnership with other health and social service providers to ensure clients are supported in all aspects of life – physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Our core team consists of:
- Infection Disease Specialists
- Social Workers
- Support Workers
Screening/Diagnosis: We start with a blood test to check for exposure to the Hepatitis C virus. If this is positive, it means you have been exposed to the virus and need a second blood test. The second blood test (RNA test) is to determine if the virus is still present in your blood. These tests can determine how your liver is functioning.
Care and Treatment: We make an appointment with a Nurse, Infectious Disease Specialist and Social Worker for treatment work up, medication and assistance with managing symptoms related to Hepatitis C infection. Treatment normally lasts anywhere from 8-24 weeks.
Support: We provide you assistance with:
- Psychosocial support
- Service coordination to address the social determinants of health
- Education and information
- Referrals to other health and social services
How to Get Help
Referrals can be made in person, by telephone 519-660-0874 or fax 519-642-1532, by filling out our general referral or self-referral form (2017 HCCT Client Referral Form). For more information about Hep C connect with Roger – Program Manager – Options, MyCare, Hep C and Mental Health at 519-660-0875 ext 264 or e-mail.
In addition, anyone is welcome to attend our Hep C clinic at the Health Centre (659 Dundas Street) for Hep C screening on Monday afternoon’s from 1:30-3:30pm.