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Hepatitis C Clinic

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis C virus. When first infected, a person may develop signs of acute infection, but most have mild illness or no symptoms at all. An estimated 3 to 10 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C, and most are unaware of their infection due to mild symptoms or no sign of the virus at all.

Fill out the form below or call 502.587.4994 for more information. If you are a provider, download our physician referral formFor the Inpatient Transfer Center, call 502.587.4496.

Facts About Hepatitis C

Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than the rest of the population.

  • More than 75% of adults infected with hepatitis C are baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965
  • Most people with hepatitis C do not know they are infected
  • The longer people live with hepatitis C, the more likely they are to develop a life-threatening liver disease

Acute Hepatitis C

Acute hepatitis C is a short-term illness that may occur within the first six months of exposure to hepatitis C. Symptoms are typically absent or very mild. Some people are lucky and will clear the virus without any treatment at all. However since most cases do not include symptoms, roughly three out of four cases will progress into chronic hepatitis C.

Chronic Hepatitis C

Chronic hepatitis C is a long-term illness that occurs when the hepatitis C virus remains in a person's body for an extended time. As it worsens, it can lead to serious medical conditions, such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver failure or liver cancer.

Hepatitis C Signs and Symptoms

Many people with hepatitis C do not experience symptoms and are unaware they are infected with the virus. In some cases, symptoms can take 30 years to develop. When symptoms do appear, they can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Gray-colored stool
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice

Diagnosing and Treating Hepatitis C

To determine if you have hepatitis C, talk to your primary care physician about being screened. Most insurance carriers will cover the cost of your first screening. If your result comes back positive and you need treatment, contact the Hepatitis C Clinic at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital.

About the Hepatitis C Clinic at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital:

  • Oral prescription treatments are approaching cure rates of 100%
  • Treatments last between eight to 24 weeks
  • Through collaboration with the University of Louisville, patients have access to the latest treatment options, including clinical trials

Contact the Hepatitis C Clinic at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital

If you are in need of hepatitis C care, call 502.587.4994 or toll-free at 844.212.9783 or fill out the form below.

Patients are seen in the UofL Health Trager Transplant Center located at Frazier Rehab Institute

Fill out the form below and a representative from our Hepatitis C Clinic will contact you as soon as possible.