Hepatitis C Treatment at Blackburn Center
Our providers have special training in treating and curing hepatitis C. Treatments have a cure rate of over 95%.
About Hepatitis C
What is it?
Hep C is a blood borne virus. It damages the liver by making it inflamed (swollen).
How common is it?
Around 3.3 million (or 1 in 100) Americans are living with hep C. It’s the most common blood borne virus in the United States.
How do you get hep c?
About half of people who have hep C don’t know they have it. The best way to know is to get tested.
Is there a cure?
Yes! Hep C can be cured, although some providers will not yet cover treatment for people who have healthy livers.
What does treatment look like?
After testing positive for Hep C, a Blackburn Center provider will write you a prescription for a pill regimen. The Blackburn Pharmacy will fill your medication and monitor how you’re doing. You’ll need to get blood tests to see if the treatment is working. Then your provider will let you know if you have been cured.
How much does treatment cost?
Cost for treatment depends on income and insurance. For example, it can be free for patients with Medicaid and uninsured patients with low incomes.