Referring Physicians

Services for Hepatitis C Referrals

Trillium Health is committed to the health of our community; therefore, we are seeking your support in screening and testing patients for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and helping those, who are either baby boomers or high-risk individuals. To learn about our hep C program, click here. 

Chronic HCV infection is a silent disease affecting an estimated 3.5 million people in the United States. More than half of these patients do not know that they are infected.

With appropriate care, hep C can be curable (Cure is defined as undetectable HCV RNA 12 or 12 weeks after the end of treatment). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the CDC recommend that everyone who engages in high-risk behavior and those born from 1945 through 1965 (baby boomers) be tested for HCV.

BABY BOOMERS

Baby boomers are the largest group of adults infected with HCV, accounting for approximately 75 percent of chronic HCV infections. All patients born from 1945 through 1965 should have one-time HCV testing, regardless of perceived absence of exposure risk.

Persons with continued risk for HCV infection (such as injection drug users) should be tested periodically.

You should be tested if you have...

KNOWN OR POTENTIAL EXPOSURES

  • Received a blood transfusion or solid organ transplant before July 1992
  • Received clotting factor made before 1987
  • Were notified that they received blood from a donor who later tested positive for HCV infection
  • Long-term hemodialysis—now or in the past
  • Children born to mothers who have HCV
  • Health care, emergency medical, and public safety workers after needle sticks, sharps or mucosal exposure to HCV-infected blood
  • Received tattoo(s) in an unregulated setting
  • Incarcerated—now or in the past


PRIOR BEHAVIORS

  • Injection drug or Intranasal illicit drug use, even once

CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Unexplained chronic liver disease and chronic hepatitis, including alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels
  • HIV infection

 

WE can help

Trillium Health has a team of people to help support your patients on the journey to being cured. Our unique, fully integrated treatment program is provided by providers, all experts in their roles. Our team includes highly experienced and trained staff, specializing in infectious disease – including three Infectious Disease specialists, clinical pharmacists, a dedicated hepatitis C coordinator, linkage to care specialists, two peer-certified navigators and experienced insurance navigators. We also have an on-site Pharmacy with in-stock specialty medications, an on-site lab for blood testing, peer education, support groups and much more. To learn more about referring to our hep C specialists, call 

To learn more about referring your patient to our hep C specialists, call 585-210-4176.