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Central Outreach Hep C Cure Squad is the #1 curer of Hepatitis C in the U.S.

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If you think you might have Hep C, it’s important to get tested as soon as you possibly can. At Central Outreach Hep C Cure Squad, we offer same-day solutions with no insurance requirements.

Don’t wait. Get tested, get treated, and join us in the journey toward a Hep C-free future.

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866-WE-CURE-HEP-C

Hepatitis C Treatment Near You | OH & PA

Hep C Testing and Cure at No Cost to You

Hepatitis C is a liver-infecting virus affecting around 3.5 million Americans, often undetected. While there is no vaccine yet, a cure for Hep C exists.

How can you get Hep C?

  • From blood-to-blood contact with Hepatitis C-infected blood
  • The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can live outside the body for over 3 weeks at room temperature
  • Sharing snorting devices (bills, straws, etc.)
  • Sharing needles
  • Getting tattoos or body piercings with unsterile tools
  • Being born to a mother who has Hep C
  • Having surgery before 1992 involving a blood transfusion
  • Getting a blood transfusion before 1992
  • Getting an organ transplant before 1992
  • Having dialysis before 1992
  • Being in the military around the Vietnam/Korean-era
  • Being a baby boomer (born between the years of 1945-1965)
  • Sex
  • Sharing toothbrushes, razors, nail files, or other personal care items with a Hep C-infected person

Untreated Hepatitis C can lead to severe liver conditions like cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver failure, sometimes even resulting in the need for a transplant. That’s why testing and early treatment are so important for people at risk.

Hepatitis C Outreach Program Overview & Statistics

The Hepatitis C and HIV Rapid Testing, and Linkage to Care program, with the starting focus on the addiction recovery community, began November 1st. 2017. Testing sites include methadone, suboxone, pain management clinics, and homeless shelters throughout Western Pennsylvania. The demographic of people on the national average has shown to present over a 50 percent positive rate for Hepatitis C. The goal set out for this program is to eradicate the spread of Hepatitis C in Western Pennsylvania.

Our programs utilize rapid Hepatitis C test kits. This test requires only a finger prick and one drop of blood. Our rapid tests only take 20 minutes to result. Once resulted, if the patient is no longer at the facility, the patient is called and informed. With a positive result, patients are invited into one of our clinics for confirmatory testing. If treatment is necessary, labs are reviewed, treatment plans are created, and the appropriate medication is ordered.

Our program’s long-term objective is to test and treat as many people in the addiction recovery community as possible. The eradication of Hepatitis C is within our reach but only with the continuing support of the medical community.

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Central Outreach Hep-C Treatment Team

Type of ClinicTotal TestedTotal(+)%Pos
Suboxone2,6951,31648.8%
Methadone2,3181,38859.9%
Shelter39817243.2%
Outpatient Drug & Alcohol38812933.2%
Inpatient Drug & Alcohol28111942.3%
Outreach Events1734123.7%
Inpatient Corrections1436948.3%
Addiction/Recovery House1224133.6%
Walk-In1106559.1%
Grand Total6,6283,34050.4%

Pennsylvania

PA Hep-C Tested Table

PA Positive Rate Table

PA Year-Over-Year Table

Ohio

OH Hep-C Tested Table

OH Positive Rate Table

OH Year-Over-Year Table

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most identifiable Hep C signs & symptoms?

Some of the most identifiable signs and symptoms of Hepatitis C include:

  • Fever
  • Very tired all the time (fatigued)
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in your belly area
  • Dark urine
  • Gray-colored bowel movements
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches

That said, some people may not experience any symptoms at all. That’s why Hep C testing is so important.


If I test positive for Hep C, what should I do next?

The good news is that Hep C is a treatable and curable condition. If you test positive, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Hep C treatment works by targeting and eliminating the virus from your body, preventing long-term liver damage. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific case.


Where can I go to find Hep C treatment near me?

HepCMyWay, powered by Central Outreach, offers prescription delivery and telemedicine support from the comfort of your own home. Learn more(opens in a new tab) about how the Hep C specialists at HepCMyWay can help you live Hep C-free.

If you’re more comfortable with a phone conversation, you can also give Central Outreach a call at 866-WE-CURE-HEP-C.

Attention Organizations in the Addiction Recovery Community!

Would you be interested in RAPID Hepatitis C & HIV testing at your facility? Would you be interested in staff education on HEP C, HIV, and STIs?

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Contact one of our team members listed below

OUR TEAM


Pennsylvania Team

Kathi Scholz, CRNP, Outreach Director
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Andrea Stewart, CRNP
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Kweilynn Greene, CRNP
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Carol Soltes, Admin
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Kyle Jackson STI,RN
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Megan Ackerman - Pitt East
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Lex Fontana - Pitt
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Jenna Panhorst - Pitt
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Emily Nolan - Pitt
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Haley Miller - Washington
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Amber Huber - Indiana
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Amanda Duffey - Johnstown & Altoona
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Jo Diaz - Harrisburg
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Pam Reese - Harrisburg
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Paige Scholz - Pitt
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Daria Wells - Erie
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Ohio Team

Christina Gast, CRNP
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Amber Grinnell, CRNP
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Tessa Jones, CRNP
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Betsy - Admin
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Stephanie McAlpine
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Melissa Keeton
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Stephanie Asher
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Ashley Footman
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Stacie Jackson
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