Treatment for Hepatitis C

What's involved, where do you get it, what you need and the risks of not getting treatment.

WHATS INVOLVED?

Treatment now takes between 8 to 12 weeks and is a course of tablets that have hardly any side effects.

These new tablets are highly effective at clearing the infection in more than 95% of people.   

The old treatment regime that involved injections and tablets for a year are now gone. 

8-12 Weeks

WHAT YOU NEED

To get treatment you need one of the following:

  • PPS number

  • Medical Card

  • Long Term Illness Card

  • Health Amendment Act Card

If you do not have one of the following documents please contact us on info@hepcpartnership.ie or fill in our contact form below.

PPS Number

WHERE  TO GET IT

There are eight hospitals that currently provide treatment, these are:

  • Beaumont Hospital

  • Mater Hospital

  • St James’s Hospital

  • St Vincent’s Hospital

  • Galway University Hospital

  • Cork University Hospital

  • St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny

  • Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin

Following initial blood tests you will be given tablet by a pharmacist every 2 weeks or so throughout the duration. of the 8-12 weeks.

Hospital

IF UNTREATED

By not getting treatment you increase your chances of developing the following

  • Serious liver disease

  • Cirrhosis

  • Permanent liver damage such as liver cancer

  • liver failure (need for liver transplant)
     

Drinking Alcohol

If you have Hepatitis C and you drink large amounts of alcohol you can increase your risk of series liver damage.

HIV

If you have HIV you have a greater chance of developing liver damage and cirrhosis if you have hepatitis C. If you have both, you need to get treatment.

LIVER DISEASE

Over 95% of people are Cured

Treatment is a course of Tablets

It takes 8-12 Weeks

If Untreated it can cause severe

liver damage

Contact Us

If you have any questions about testing, treatment or the work that we do please contact us below.

ADDRESS

PHONE

EMAIL

C/O 14 Carman's Court 

Carman's Hall

Dublin 8

086 189 5792

01 4733857

Charity Number: RCN20100612

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