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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Hepatitis C resources

Who is at risk?
Where to get tested for Hepatitis C
Washington State regional hepatitis support groups
Additional resources
Books and literature on Hepatitis C

Who is at risk?

You are at high risk for Hepatitis C, and should consider getting tested if:

  • You have ever injected illegal drugs - even once.
  • You received blood products from a person who tested positive for Hepatitis C.
  • You received a blood transfusion of any kind before July 1992.
  • You received an organ transplant before July 1992.
  • You were ever on long-term hemodialysis.
  • You are a healthcare worker with a known through-the-skin blood exposure, or related accident.
  • Your mother had Hepatitis C during the time she was pregnant with you.

Learn more about Hepatitis A, B, and C.

Where to get tested for Hepatitis C

Getting tested for Hepatitis C can be a challenge. There are options, but they are limited at this time. You can get tested at the following places:

  • Your regular physician: If you have a regular doctor, they can test you in their office.

  • Public Health Centers and HealthPoint Community Health Centers

  • Planned Parenthood Clinics: There are several locations. Their fee is approximately $24 and there is no sliding scale. This is in addition to the office visit fee which does provide a sliding scale. They do not provide follow up care, but will provide a referral.
Washington State regional hepatitis support groups

Eastside:

  • Group Health Eastside Hospital, Room D-112
    Second Wednesday of each month, 7 PM
    2700 - 152nd NE, Redmond, WA
    Phone: Amy Pilon at 425-562-0980

North:

  • South campus of St. Joseph Hospital
    First Monday of each month, 10:00 AM
    809 E. Chestnut, conference room #1
    Bellingham, WA

  • Health Support Center
    Third Monday of each month, 6:30 PM
    1212 Indian Street
    Bellingham, WA
    Phone: 360-733-6714

South:

  • Private dining room, Capital Medical Center
    Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM
    3900 Capital Drive
    Olympia, WA
    Phone: Niota Price at 360-491-3983

  • Raymond
    Phone: Cynthia Hoff at 360-942-2883

  • Group Health Specialty Center, 1st floor, Room 2
    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM
    209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
    Tacoma, WA
    Phone: Toni Bunch at 253-305-0558

Southeast:

  • Goldbar
    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM
    107 Croft (on Hwy 2)
    Goldbar, WA
    Phone: Ani Palmo at 360-793-0156

  • East County Senior Center
    First Friday of each month
    804 Village Way
    Monroe, WA
    Phone: Connie Sawyer at 360-794-7728

Peninsula/Islands:

  • Dr. Rotchfords' office
    First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM
    1334 Lawrence St
    Port Townsend, WA
    Phone: Bob Moody at 360-385-6361

  • San Juan Islands
    Friday Harbor
    Phone: Barbara Begley at 360-378-7982

  • Bremerton-Kitsap County Health District
    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    109 Austin Dr
    Bremerton, WA
    Phone: Nancy Stone at 360-876-3837

Eastern Washington:

  • Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
    Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM
    Located off of Yelm and SR 395
    Kennewick, WA
    Phone: Joyce Williams at 509-586-1552

  • Bethel AME Church
    Meetings are held on the 5th and 26th of each month
    645 Richard Allen Ct.
    Spokane, WA
    Phone: Deborah Brown at 509-534-3007

  • Walla Walla
    Phone: Jeffrey Hawkins at 509- 529-0869

  • Wellness House
    4th Monday of each month, 7 - 9 PM
    210 S 11th Ave. Suite 40
    Yakima, WA
    Phone: Ellie Honse at 509-452-5456
Additional resources
Books and literature on Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C: A Personal Guide to Good Health
    by Beth Ann Petro Roybal, Emmet B. Keeffe

  • Living With Hepatitis C: A Survivor's Guide
    by Gregory T. Everson, MD, Director of Hepatology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Hedy Weinberg

  • The Hepatitis C Handbook
    by Matthew Dolan

  • Herbs & Other Natural Remedies For a Healthy Liver
    by Christopher Hobbs