Hepatitis C Program
What is Hepatitis C?
A viral disease that leads to inflammation of the liver. It is often referred to as a 'silent' disease because, often no symptons appear until the liver is badly scarred. In fact, approximately 21% of infected persons do not know they are infected.
- Use or have used injection drugs;
- Snort or have snorted drugs;
- Have received blood or blood products or an organ transplat before July 1990 in Canada;
- Received a tattoo and/or body piercing with tools that are not sterile (e.g. in prison).
- Assessment / Referral / Treatment
- Case Management / Continuing Care ongoing support and education
- Peer Support Group
- Outreach education and support for people at risk
- Every last Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Different topics will be discussed each month
- Lunch is provided
- To establish care and treatment services that will help curb the spread of hepatitis C by ensuring that people are diagnosed and treated for hepatitis C.
- To improve treatment outcomes by offering access to a multidisciplinary team
- To deliver services from harm reduction perspective, allowing a non-judgemental and non-coercive approach to services for people who are putting themselves at risk.
Contact Info:Timmins Family Health Team Hepatitis C Program 300-123 Third Ave Timmins, ON P4N 1C6 ph: 705-360-4077 Fax: 705-360-5113 Open: Mon-Frid 9am-5pm We accept Walk-ins every Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.