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World Hepatitis Day

Kentucky has the highest incidence of Hepatitis C - a rate 7x the national average. If left untreated, it can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure or death. Making matters worse is most people with Hep C do not know they are infected because the virus often causes no symptoms until advanced liver disease develops. The only way to be free from Hep C is to first be tested.

World Hepatitis DayFREE Hepatitis C Screenings - July 28

In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, UofL Health, Kentucky Department of Public Health, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness and the University of Louisville are teaming up to provide FREE Hep C screenings throughout Louisville on July 28.

The purpose of World Hepatitis Day is to decrease the stigma about hepatitis in our community and to let people know Hep C is easy to test, and it can be treated.

Screening locations

(locations will be added leading up to July 28; return to the website for new locations)

The following locations will be providing free hepatitis C screenings on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CVS

1002 Spring Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

CVS

1950 State Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Mall St. Matthews

5000 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207

Saint Stephen Church

1018 S. 15th St
Louisville, KY 40210

South West YMCA

2800 Fordhaven Road
Louisville, KY 40214

Walgreens

3980 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216

Walgreens

200 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Walgreens

2188 Midland Trail
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Walgreens

152 N Buckman St
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Walgreens

4310 Outer Loop
Okolona, KY 40219

Wayside

432 E. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Walmart

7100 Raggard Road
Louisville, KY 40216

 

You should be tested for Hep C if you:
  • Are a current or former drug user who used needles to inject, even if you only did this one time or did it many years ago
  • Have a sex partner who has chronic Hep C or have had many sex partners
  • Had your blood filtered by a machine (hemodialysis) for a long period of time because your kidneys weren’t working
  • Received a blood transfusion or organ transplant from a donor before July 1992
  • Received a blood clotting factor to treat a bleeding disorder (like hemophilia) before 1987
  • Are a healthcare worker and were exposed to blood through a needle stick or had other contact with blood or bodily fluids
  • Have HIV
  • Have evidence of liver disease, such as abnormal liver tests
  • Were born between 1945 and 1965. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a one-time screening for all baby boomers.

Learn more about Hepatitis C and the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Hepatitis C Clinic, or call 502.587.4994.