Oncologist Dr. Belinda Yeoh and a patient

Departments

Rapid access Hepatitis C treatment service

If you have Hepatitis C and are seeking treatment, you are able to contact us directly for an appointment.

The new Hepatitis C treatments are easy to take, have mimimal side effects and offer a greater than 95 per cent cure rate.

If you are covered by Medicare, all Hepatitis C medication and treatment through Austin Health is free of charge.

Austin Health Hepatitis C clinic appointments are available at Austin Hospital, at Banyule Community Health in West Heidelberg and at Nexus Primary Health in Wallan.

Existing patients of our community mental health services at the Hawdon Street Community Clinic, Heidelberg (the North East Community Mental Health Service) can also access the Blood Borne Virus Screening Clinic based there. You can book for this clinic through your case manager, or through our liver nurses.

Contact our liver nurses:

Phone or text: 0481 909 741

Fax: (03) 9496 2732

Email: livernurses@austin.org.au

 

Rapid access means:

  • Same day response if you contact us in business hours
  • If you need treatment we will commence it within 30 days
  • We will keep your face to face appointments to a minimum, but support services are available if you want them.
  • We will monitor your progress by phone.
  • You can self-refer (you don't need to go to a GP for a referral to us)
  • We will post medications to you.

If you are a healthcare professional

Any health professional can refer to the rapid access Hepatitis C treatment service - you do not have to be a GP. See our referral guidelines.