Are you or a loved one living with Hepatitis C?
Begin living Hep C free with HealthCore Clinic’s Hepatitis C Treatment Program.
Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, long-term illness. Hepatitis C can be “acute,” if a person has a new infection, or “chronic,” if it is a long-term infection. Hepatitis C can often be treated successfully.
At HealthCore Clinic, we treat hepatitis C using our integrated approach. We combine Medical and Behavioral Health with your treatment to remove barriers and ensure each patient is able to complete the treatment successfully. We treat the hepatitis C infection with antiviral medications and regular check-ins with your healthcare team for 3 months on average. The goal of the treatment is to eliminate the hepatitis C virus from your body.
Our Integrated Approach
Our integrated approach to hepatitis C treatment provides you access to improve your whole health and wellness all under one roof. Patients are more actively engaged in improving their health and living hepatitis C free through a team-based approach. You are the leader of your hepatitis C treatment team.
Our integrated approach to hepatitis C treatment includes:
- Free TransportationFree transportation to all medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, lab, and office visits related to the hepatitis C treatment at HealthCore Clinic are available.
- 24-hour AccessYou have 24-hour access to an on-call medical and behavioral health provider.
- On-site LabAny lab work required conducted on-site so you don’t have to visit multiple locations.
- On-site PharmacyYour antiviral medications will be provided by our staff so you don’t have to visit multiple locations.
- Medication RemindersOur staff can contact you daily with medication reminder calls to help ensure you take your antiviral medication on time.
Healthcare for All
Financial concerns should not be a barrier to receiving high-quality healthcare services.
We accept most insurance, offer sliding scale fees, discounts, and Care Coordinators to help.
How Hep C Affects Your Liver
The liver’s job is to process blood and filter toxins from your body. It produces proteins, important blood components, and bile, which helps you digest food. It also stores glucose and vitamins. Hepatitis C causes inflammation that reduces or stops the liver’s ability to perform these vital functions.
Early symptoms of hepatitis C may be mild or go unnoticed. Early treatment is critical to preventing serious damage which is why we recommend testing for Hep C. Everyone should get tested at least once after the age of 18 and all pregnant women should get tested during each pregnancy.
When a chronic hepatitis C infection occurs, it can cause cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, over time. As it progresses, symptoms like skin problems, blood disorders, and weight loss may appear. Dangerous outcomes like severe liver damage, liver cancer, and liver failure can also occur.
A Hep C blood test can measure antibodies in your bloodstream. If you have antibodies it means you’ve been exposed to the virus. In most cases, you’ll need to take a second blood test to confirm a hepatitis infection.
To learn more about how we treat hepatitis C, call us at 316-691-0249 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and start living Hep C free!
Plan Your Visit
Mon–Thur: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
2707 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67214
After-Hours Immediate Care: (316) 261-8825
Clinical Fax: (866) 514-0974
Dental Fax: (888) 662-7106
Can Hep C Be Treated?
Yes, Hep C can be treated through antiviral medication. It is important to treat the conditions that may be caused by hepatitis C as well. At HealthCore Clinic, we have an integrated approach that combines medical and behavioral health with your antiviral treatment.
How Is Hep C Transmitted?
Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by exposure to blood containing the hepatitis C virus. If you’re in a long-term, monogamous relationship with a partner who has hepatitis C, your risk of contracting hepatitis C is quite low — unless you also have HIV.
Are Hep C and HIV Related?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25% of people with HIV in the United States also have HCV (hepatitis C). Infection with both HIV and HCV is called HIV/HCV coinfection. People with both HIV and HCV may be treated for both infections.
What Are Genotypes?
A genotype is a way to put the hepatitis C virus (HCV) into categories based on similar genes. HCV has six genotypes, labeled 1 through 6. There are also subtypes labeled with letters, for example, genotypes 1a and 1b. Most people are infected by a single, dominant genotype, but it is possible to have more than one at the same time (called a mixed infection).
Which Hep C Genotype Is The Hardest To Treat?
Patients with genotype C are at risk for more rapid progression of liver disease, developing a resistance to insulin, and a higher risk for cancer.
Can You Die From Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a virus that typically infects the liver. If left untreated, Hep C can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years.