Hep B Clinical Care

There are over 100,000 people living with hepatitis B in NYC, half are unaware of their status, and many are out of care.  Hepatitis can be treated to prevent liver disease progression, cancer, and premature death.

Action Items for Primary Care Providers

  1. Screen all people at risk for hepatitis B infection.
  2. Vaccinate all people who are at risk for hepatitis B infection based on screening results.
  3. Link to care. People who are found to be infected with hepatitis B should be linked to care immediately. For help finding referrals for your patients, see Find Testing & Care, or contact hep@health.nyc.gov.
  4. Develop hepatitis B clinical care capacity. Review the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) guidelines for chronic hepatitis B care and treatment.
  5. Evaluate and treat hepatitis B in all eligible patients. Develop a care plan for all chronically infected people, including regular ongoing liver cancer surveillance according to AASLD guidelines.
  6. Engage all pregnant women diagnosed with hepatitis B infection in care prior to and after childbirth. This can help protect the mother and baby from liver disease.

Hep C Clinical Care

There are over 145,000 people living with hepatitis C in NYC, 40% are unaware of their status and only 16% have been cured. Hepatitis C can be treated and cured in almost all patients in 12 weeks, which can prevent liver disease progression, cancer and premature death. Hepatitis C can be prevented through harm reduction and substance use services and proper infection control in health care.

Action Items for Primary Care Providers

  1. Screen all people at risk for hepatitis C infection, including baby boomers and anyone with history of blood exposure (e.g., medical exposures) or intranasal or injection drug use.
  2. Conduct RNA confirmatory testing on all people who screen hepatitis C antibody positive.
  3. Implement reflex RNA testing. Automatic confirmatory reflex testing is available from all major laboratories. Call your lab for specific ordering and specimen requirements.
  4. Link to care. People who are found to be infected with hepatitis C should be linked to care immediately. For help finding referrals for your patients, visit NYC HealthMap, the online site locator, at nyc.gov/health/sitelocator, or contact hep@health.nyc.gov.
  5. Develop hepatitis C clinical care capacity. Review the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) guidelines.
  6. Evaluate and treat hepatitis C in all infected patients, including people who use drugs.
  7. Screen cirrhotic patients for liver cancer according to AASLD guidelines, even after they have been cured of hepatitis C.
  8. Provide reinfection prevention education and support. See patient educational materials and visit nyc.gov/nycwell to connect people to reinfection prevention services such as harm reduction and syringe exchange programs.

Clinical Provider Training

Empire Liver Foundation

The Empire Liver Foundation Offers Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C Training for Clinical Providers

  • Hepatitis B and C Grand Rounds
  • Hepatitis B Clinical Provider Training Series. 3 CME, 3 week webinar series.
  • Hepatitis C Clinical Provider Training Series. 10 CME, 10 week webinar series.
  • Hepatitis C Medication Coverage and Prior Authorization Training. 2 CME, webinar and live sessions.

Clinical Education Initiative

Clinical Care Options

Provides regular clinical training

Clinical Support Tools

Reflex Testing Guide

Reflex Testing Guide

Hep C Screening Toolkit

Hep C Screening Toolkit

NYC Data

2016 Hepatitis B & C Annual Report

Surveillance and Programs

Clinical Network

Hepatitis C Clinical Exchange Network (HepCX)

Network of NYC hospitals

Empire Liver Foundation

Quality Mgmt

Hep C Dashboards

Find Testing & Care

 Online Hepatitis Site Locator (NYC Health Dept)

Use this online resource to find hepatitis B and C testing, medical care and treatment programs in NYC.

 

Text LIVER to 877 877

Use this text message service to find hepatitis B and C testing and medical care locations in NYC

 

NYC Liver Health Mobile App

Download for free on Android or iPhone

Get hepatitis B and C information in your smartphone (i.e. risk assessments, testing and treatment site locator, videos, and more).

Care for the Under-insured & Uninsured

See a list of programs that provide free and low-cost care for Hep B and C in NYC.

 

Hep C Comprehensive Care Programs (NYS DOH)

The NYS Department of Health funds programs across the state to provide medical care to people infected with Hep C and co-infected with HIV.

 

Check Hep C: Patient Navigation Program (NYC Health Dept)

This NYC Health Department initiative provides patient navigation to people with Hep C, helping them understand Hep C, connect to care, begin and complete treatment.

 

Check Hep B: Patient Navigation Program (NYC Health Dept)

This NYC Health Department initiative provides patient navigation to people with Hep B, helping them understand Hep B and connect and stay in care.

 

Project INSPIRE: Hep C Care Coordination Program (NYC Health Dept)

This NYC Health Department initiative provides comprehensive Hep C care coordination for Medicaid/Medicare patients.

 

Hep C Peer Navigation Program (NYC Health Dept)

This NYC Health Department initiative provides Hep C health education and accompaniment to testing and care, at all Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) syringe exchange and harm reduction programs.

National Provider Online Locator or Hepatitis C Helpline 800-GO-LIVER (American Liver Foundation)

Search for hepatitis C specialists and health centers across New York State.

HITE: Health Information Tool for Empowerment

Search for free or low-cost health and social services. This FREE online resource directory is used by social workers, caseworkers, discharge planners, and other information and referral professionals.

1-800-LIFENET

This online portal and 24-hour crisis hotline provides resources and referrals for mental health and substance abuse treatment in NYC.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA)

Search for treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Locator (SAMHSA)

Find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state.

Expanded Syringe Access Program Pharmacies (ESAP)

See a list of pharmacies that sell sterile syringes without a prescription.

Greater New York Region of Narcotics Anonymous

Find meeting times and other information

Alcoholics Anonymous of New York

Find meeting times and other information

Patient Education Materials

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