Hepatitis C Treatment
SpringVale Health Centers is now offering treatment options for individuals with confirmed or suspected hepatitis C.
Those seeking treatment will work directly with SpringVale providers. All evaluations and laboratory testing will be offered at our offices located at 204 S. Bellevue Ave., Dover, Ohio. Medications will be provided by our pharmacy at the same location.
Most patients can complete hepatitis C treatment within 8-12 weeks.
Individuals ARE NOT required to establish for primary care services or any other SpringVale Health Centers service in order to access this treatment. Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance are accepted. A sliding-fee scale (self-pay) is also available. A Patient Assistance Program is available for qualifying individuals.
If you’d like more information, please call our pharmacy at 330.365.1085.
Monday: 7:30am – 7pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – Noon
For additional contact information and directions to our pharmacy, please visit our Contact page HERE.
More information about our hepatitis C treatment program:
Does the individual need to be on site to receive the treatment?
The patient will need to be onsite to undergo an assessment and testing. Our in-house pharmacy will help the patient obtain medication, either onsite or as an individual’s insurance dictates. The treatment is self-administered at home.
Is the treatment in the form of a pill?
Yes. The antiviral medication is in tablet or capsule form. Vaccines are recommended for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and pneumonia, as needed.
Does the individual need to be established with a primary care provider, counselor, or psych provider?
No. The individual does not need to be established with any other services at SpringVale Health Center.
How do you determine if an individual has contracted Hep C? What are the symptoms?
Hepatitis C can cause abdominal pain, fatigue, easy bruising, yellowing of skin or eyes, diarrhea, fever, swelling of the abdomen. However, a patient may have no symptoms of disease for many years.
Do you perform an HCV antibody test before treatment is provided?
Laboratory testing (a blood test) is completed to confirm the individual has hepatitis C. These blood tests also offer more information to the providers about the patient’s overall health and disease state. This allows our providers to determine what therapy is appropriate for the individual.
Do I have to be supervised while taking the medication?
A treatment cycle typically lasts 8-12 weeks. During that time, the individual will take a daily medication. This process is not supervised, and the medication can be taken at home.
Does this treatment cure the individual of Hepatitis C?
After completion of the prescribed treatment regimen, the goal is to have undetectable levels of the hepatitis C virus in your body. Follow-up labs are prescribed to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment regimen after its completion.