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VIRAL HEPATITIS SCREENING IN WYOMING

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN WYOMING

 Local Healthcare Providers

NOT ALL PROVIDERS LISTED OFFER COMPREHENSIVE HEPATITIS RELATED SERVICES.  This list has been provided as a reference for current Hepatitis patients seeking affordable general healthcare.

For a listing of public health clinics who offer Hepatitis Testing and Vaccinations, see the "Adult Viral Hepatitis Vaccine Program" tab.  Call clinic in advance to confirm availability of services.

 

To reach an Information and Referral Specialist, Dial 2-1-1 or for cell phone/PBX users Dial 888-425-7138. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember number that connects people, free of charge, to a full range of non-emergency community, social, health, disaster and government services in Albany, Carbon, Converse, Goshen, Laramie, Niobrara and Platte Counties. This 2-1-1 number will be available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication Assistance Programs (HCV)

  • Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) offers patient assistance programs and co-pay programs for HIV and Viral Hepatitis prescriptions (http://fairpricingcoalition.org/projects/)
  • If client has been prescribed Pegasys/Copegus: Call 1-800-387-1258: Roche Patient Assistance Foundation.
  • If client has been prescribed Peg-Intron/Rebetol: Call 1-800-521-7157: Schering's Commitment to Care.
  • Client may also contact NeedyMeds: www.needymeds.com.
  • Visit the Recovery Health Network for reduced price or free medications: http://www.recoveryhealthnetwork.com/.

 Clinical Trials:

Visit the following websites to explore the possibility of enrollment in clinical trials specifically researching medications relevant to Chronic Hepatitis.

 

HEPATITIS INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control and Preventsion:  www.cdc.gov/hepatitis

Credible information from the Centers for Disease Control regarding Hepatitis facts, vaccinations, testing, statistics, publications and patient education.

 

HCV Advocate:  www.hcvadvocate.org

This website provides information on Hepatitis C treatment options, articles, newsletters and a host of resources for people living with Hepatitis C.

 

Hep C Connection:  www.hepc-connection.org/

Hep C Connection is one of the nation's premier hepatitis C-focused advocacy orbanizations and the only one of its kind in Colorado. They have a proven history of community education, patient support, and disease prevention strategies.  Based in Denver, they offer a variety of educational and support opportunities for people living with hepatitis C, their families and friends, and healthcare providers.  MISSION:  "The mission of Hep C Connection is to educate the general public about hepatitis C and to provide resources and support for those affected by the virus."

 

Mayo Clinic:  www.mayoclinic.com

This site offers an array of information to include disease specific health information along with diagnosis and treatment algorithms.

 

HCV Support:  www.HCVSupport.org

Central Mission:

  • To provide knowledge, support and encouragement to those affected by hepatitis C.

Central Goals:

  • To inform and educate those affected by hepatitis C, so they may become better advocates for themselves as well as others affected by the disease.
  • To increase public awareness about Hepatitis C.
  • To help eliminate the stigmas associated with Hepatitis C.

 

Tune into Hep C:  www.tuneintohepc.com

Tune Into Hep C is a national public health campaign created to educate people about chronic hepatitis C and the importance of taking action. The campaign was founded because - although chronic hepatitis C care is advancing - public understanding of the disease isn't moving at nearly the same pace.  Especially when you consider that many people infected with chronic hepatitis C do not know that they have the virus - approximately 70 to 80 percent of people newly infected with the virus do not have symptoms.

In an effort to turn up the volume around chronic hepatitis C, Merck has joined forces with the American Liver Foundation, Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, and nine-time Grammy-award winner Natalie Cole. Tune Into Hep C highlights the experiences of famous musicians with chronic hepatitis C to inspire others and encourage people with chronic hepatitic C to take the next step by talking to their doctor or healthcare provider about options available to them.

 

Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors:  www.hepcchallenge.org

The Caring Ambassadors Hepatitis C Program (CAP-Hepatitis C) is a national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of the hepatitis C community.

The Caring Ambassadors Program mission is to help improve the lives of those affected by long-term diseases through advocacy, information, and support.

IMMEDIATE GOALS:

  • To educate people afflicted with HCV about their management and treatment options.
  • To promote enhanced hepatitis C awareness amoung the general public, health care communities, and policy-makers.
  • To facilitate collaboration among all stakeholders in the hepatitis C arena.

STRATEGIC FOCUS:

  • Information and Education
  • Support
  • Advocacy
  • Innovation

Hep C Primer:  www.hepcprimer.com

Find answers to your Hep C and liver support questions.  Award-winning site developed by a patient to help you learn the facts.

 

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases:  www.pkids.org

"PKIDs' mission is to educate the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected; and to assist the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support."

National Hepatitis C Helpline:  www.help4hep.org

"One Call - Lots of Help" for people with hepatitis C.  A new national helpline for people affected by hepatitis C.  Specially trained peer counselors help callers navigate screening, diagnosis, medical evaluation and treatment.  Follow-up contacts keep callers engaged throughout their journey to help them follow through with hepatitis C related decisions. (email: info@help4hep.org or call 1-877-HELP-4-HEP) 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE 101 (STDs, HIV and VIRAL HEPATITIS): Education Presentation in PDF format.

HealthPro  www.healthpro.us  

HealthPro, a national non-profit organization announces a new project to increase hepatitis C testing options. "Helping Expand Access to Lab Testing for Hepatitis C" (Health-C). 

In addition to significantly reduced lab test prices ($42.50 for screening test, $180 for confirmatory test), Health-C ensures that clients are educated and counseled before their test and offers care linkage for those with confirmed hepatitis C infection. Direct-to-consumer lab testing is available in 45 states (not available in MD, MS, NJ, NY or RI), performed by one of the nation's largest lab testing providers with 1,600 conveniently located blood draw centers.

The client receives a special Health-C discount code and instructions during their initial counseling call at 1-877-HELP-4-HEP (1-877-435-7443).  Credit/debit card or paypal is accepted for payment of lab testing.   

 

HEPATITIS C & HIV

Mountain Plains AIDS Education and Training Center:  http://mpaetc.org/default.asp

The AIDS Education and Training Center with materials and resources on HIV and hepatitis C co-infections.

 

HIV and Hepatitis:  www.hivandhepatitis.org

This website provides information on HIV and viral hepatitis sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.  The focus is on clinical issues related to HIV, viral hepatitis and co-infection.

 

National AIDS Treatment and Advocacy Project:  www.natap.org

This website provides extensive information about HIV, HCV, and HIV/HCV co-infection.

 

HEPATITIS GLOBALLY

World Health Organization:  www.who.int/topics/hepatitis/en/

This website provides fact sheets, information about travel and epidemiological data about viral hepatitis around the world.

 

Hepatitis Foundation International:  www.HepatitisFoundation.org/

MISSION:  To promote liver wellness, healthy lifestyles, and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver including obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, hepatitis, HIV, and substance abuse.

The mission of the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is:

  • To educate the public, patients, and professionals about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis.
  • To prevent viral hepatitis and promote healthful lifestyles.
  • To serve as advocates for patients and the medical community worldwide.
  • To support research into prevention, treatment and cures for viral hepatitis.

To accomplish this, HFI provides education, training programs, and materials for the public, patients, health educators, and medical professionals.  They also support hepatitis research, provide a patient telephone support network, answer a toll-free hotline, maintain a database of hepatitis support groups, and host this website.