New Tools & Resources

Overview: CMS has finalized its decision to reimburse for HCV screening in primary care settings, for individuals who are Medicare eligible and either “high risk” or born between 1945-1965. “High risk” is defined as persons with a current or past history of illicit injection drug use; and persons who have a history of receiving a blood transfusion […]

The NYC pharmacies listed below provide Hep B & C Treatment Adherence Programs. These local specialty pharmacies can help with ordering medication, counseling patients about use, and providing treatment adherence support. Local Specialty Pharmacies Aureus Health Services Specialty Pharmacy Janet Escalante: (718)-775-5018 [email protected] Website:  http://aureushealthservices.com/specialty-pharmacy/ Services: Patient Benefit Investigations, Help Obtaining Financial Assistance, Prior Authorization Handling and […]

PREP-C

  Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for Hep C Treatment A New Free Interactive Online Tool for health care and social service providers to assess and improve a patient’s readiness to begin Hep C Treatment. www.PREPC.org The PREP-C was developed by Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Providers and Patient Navigators specializing in Hep C Treatment Adherence. […]

New App! NYC Liver Health: Hep C

August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

New NYC Liver Health: Hep C App! Download Free on Android and iPhone. Central mobile hub for Hep C info, risk assessment, hep services site locator, connection to support, news alerts & much more. Download & share!            

HepSBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Tailored for Hepatitis Patients American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) recommends that viral hepatitis patients do not drink alcohol and, when appropriate, seek intervention to facilitate cessation of alcohol consumption. There is NO known ‘safe amount of alcohol’ […]

Hep B & C Community Testing Programs

August 9, 2014 | Comments Off

The following organizations provide Hepatitis B or C Testing in NYC in the community or ‘in the field.’  Please contact these organizations to refer for testing or to collaborate on special events. Hep B Field or Mobile Testing Programs African Services Committee – Aaron Vanderhoff, Hepatitis Coordinator ([email protected])  (212) 222-3882 x122 American Cancer Society – Baekbong Kim, MSW, Manager, […]

The NYC Health Department presents a new Video PSA and Print Materials Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! New Print Materials! Postcard | Hepatitis C Risk Assessment (PDF). Other Languages: [Español] Poster | Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! Raises awareness about Baby Boomer testing recommendation. Booklet | Hepatitis C: The Facts (PDF). Helps people […]

Video | Family Promise: Get Tested for Hep B

July 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Family Promise: Get Tested for Hepatitis B Video by CDC & Hep B United

Clinical Trial Search Website

May 6, 2014 | Comments Off

TrialReach is a user-friendly search engine for clinical trials in your neighborhood. Results include an overview of the trial, including eligibility requirements and who to contact.   TrialReach is compliant with HONcode. Learn more about the company here.  

Medication Patient Assistance Programs Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Hepatitis C. HCV Advocate. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Programs. Brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private program that’s right for them. Medications Covered: […]

Health Insurance & Benefits Enrollment Resources

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Online Resources: ACCESS NY: ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs. You can use this service anonymously or you can create an account. NYS Health Insurance Marketplace: Compare health insurance plans available through the NYS Marketplace and enroll online […]

NYC Hep Patient Navigator Network

April 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Dept Questions

The NYC Hep  Patient Navigator Network is a sub-group of the NYC Hep B Coalition & Hep C Task Force. The network serves to identify and make contact with professionals who navigate patients with Hep B or C through the health care system, in order to connect with others in a similar role, strengthen referral relationships […]

Hep C Care Coordination Toolkit for NYC Harm Reduction Programs Providing Services in affiliation with the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) www.IDUHA.org Hep C Prevention Education Hepatitis C Counseling Best Practices Manual – Harm Reduction Coalition. for practitioners/workers that will be providing needle exchange participants Hepatitis C testing and discussing risk reduction strategies. These are […]

Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program New York State Department of Health Provided by The New York State Department of Health to programs that demonstrate the infrastructure to support HCV rapid testing, including: a valid CLIA permit and linkages with providers that at a minimum conduct HCV diagnostic testing (HCV RNA by PCR). See full program […]

Hep C & HIV Training Manual for Treatment Advocates (Treatment Action Group) TRAINING MANUAL FOR TREATMENT ADVOCATES: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV November 2013 – The information here is written by and for people who are not medical specialists. We are treatment activists who learned about hepatitis C because it was a problem […]

Hepatitis C RNA Reflex Tests Now Available from Commercial Labs RNA testing is needed to confirm current hepatitis C infection in patients who test positive for hepatitis C antibody. Too often, though, the RNA test is not ordered after a positive antibody test. Now, clinicians can now order a hepatitis C reflex test from several […]

The Vaccine Girls in Little Hep

Free/Low Cost Hepatitis Care & Treatment

September 18, 2013 | Comments Off

Hep-Cap Hep C evaluation, care and treatment at no cost to eligible patients. Funded by the NYS Department of Health. Two locations: Mount Sinai Primary Care HCV Program. Contact: [email protected] Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse. Contact: [email protected] Public Hospitals (HHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are required to provide care regardless of ability to […]

It Kills New Yorkers to Wait In Line

Every 15 hours another New Yorker dies waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sign up to be an organ donor today.http://www.HateTheWait.org

Touro College of Pharmacy: Internship Program 230 W 125th Street New York, New York 10027   Touro College of Pharmacy strives to prepare students to be competent, caring, and ethical professionals dedicated to providing individualized care to patients, involved in community health, and supporting the health care team. If you are interested in developing a […]

HEPATITIS C/HIV POINT-OF-CARE TESTING TECHNOLOGIES Half-Day Training through NYC Department of Health T-TAP Program Trainings Occur Quarterly and are Free! Who Should Attend? Clinical and non-clinical service providers involved in conducting HIV and HCV testing and in linking persons who test positive to medical care. T-TAP Training Prerequisites: Understanding Hepatitis A,B,C is a prerequisite for […]