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Midland Region Community Hepatitis C Service

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Description

About 50,000 people in New Zealand have chronic hepatitis C. Only half of these people are aware they have the virus. If left untreated, hepatitis C can result in scarring in the liver, which stops it working properly. Liver damage can lead to liver cancer or liver failure.

The Te Manawa Taki Community Hepatitis C Service is a FREE mobile service covering the five Midland District Health Boards. The service actively works to ensure geographical coverage and reduce disparity. The Te Manawa Taki Community Hepatitis C Nurses have extensive experience working with people with hepatitis C, with two specialists providing oversight of the service.

The service uses a ‘one stop shop’ approach as much as possible to reduce patient visits within the health sector. Clinics are held in the community, so those with hepatitis C feel comfortable attending. Locations may include needle exchanges and community centres.

Te Manawa Taki Community Hepatitis C Service provides education to communities and providers, instant FREE test to see if you have been exposed to hepatitis C, a Fibroscan, which measures liver stiffness and is recommended for all patients with chronic hepatitis C. You can even be treated for free via the service.

NEW FREE medication is available which cures most people in 8 weeks with very few side effects.

Please contact us for a confidential chat on 0800 195 115

Ages

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Make an appointment

With your GP to discuss

With your Mental Health and Addiction provider

Walk in

FREE instant tests, called Point of Care tests are offered at: 

Needles Exchanges 

  • 16 Vialou Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton. Phone 07 834 4309
  • 1478 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 349…

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Referral

GPs within Te Manawa Taki region can use BPAC eReferral and refer to the Midland Community Hepatitis C service for any advice, hepatitis C management or Fibroscan request.

Charges

The Te Manawa Taki Community Hepatitis C Service is a FREE mobile service covering the five Midland District Health Boards.

Services Provided

Screening and prevention

Te Manawa Taki (Midland region) Community Hepatitis C Service provides FREE instant, confidential hepatitis C tests, a Fibroscan,  if required, which measures liver stiffness and education.

NEW FREE medication is…

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Travel Directions

We may be able to come to you or there may be a place close to you where you can access information. Phone 0800 195 115 for further information.

Region

Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato

Contact Details

Phone 0800 195 115 for booking or clinical information

This page was last updated at 1:13PM on November 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Midland Region Community Hepatitis C Service.