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Hepatitis C

At a Glance

Report Hepatitis C cases to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health by calling 215-685-6748 during business hours or completing this disease reporting form and faxing the form to 215-238-6947.

Current Recommendations

To request a printed copy of the health education materials above, email hep-ddc@phila.gov

Health Alerts

Topic Priority Date of Alert

Surveillance

PDPH Hepatitis B and C Surveillance Updates
CDC Statistics and Surveillance for Hepatitis A,B, and C in the United States

Vaccine Information

There is currently no vaccine available for Hepatitis C. Vaccines are available only for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. If they have not already been vaccinated, individuals who are diagnosed with Hepatitis C should be immunized for Hepatitis A and B.

Hepatitis A Vaccination Information
Hepatitis B Vaccination Information
List of Philadelphia Pharmacies where Hepatitis A/B Vaccine is Available

Diagnosis & Management

The CDC and US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. CDC and USPSTF also recommend offering 1-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.

USPSTF: Hepatitis C Screening Recommendation Summary
CDC: Testing Recommendations for Hepatitis C
CDC: Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

Hepatitis C treatment options are changing rapidly. The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) post the latest hepatitis C treatment updates and guidance here:

Resources

For Healthcare Providers:

There are no healthcare provider resources available for Hepatitis C.

For Patients and Community Members:

There are no patient or community resources for Hepatitis C.

Posters:

Perinatal Hepatitis C "Baby" Poster

Perinatal Hepatitis C "Parent" Poster