Get free Hep-C Testing and Treatment in our five locations: Pittsburgh, Washington, Aliquippa, & Erie, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
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.
|Type of Clinic||Total Tested||Total(+)||%Pos||Total(-)||% Neg|
|Outpatient Drug & Alcohol||388||129||33.2%||259||66.8%|
|Inpatient Drug & Alcohol||281||119||42.3%||162||57.7%|
Would you be interested in FREE, RAPID Hep C & HIV testing at your facility? Would you be interested in staff education on HEP C, HIV, STD’s in 2019?
Call or email one of our team members listed below.
Kathi Scholz, CRNP, Outreach Director
Alex Tatangelo, CRNP
Lenny Butler, MA, Outreach Coordinator
Megan Wertz, MA, Outreach Coordinator
Lex Fontana, MA