The Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission offers FREE and Confidential Hepatitis C screenings for Clearfield and Jefferson County residents having at least one risk factor.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a contagious viral liver disease. It ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness that becomes chronic liver disease
Risk Factors for Hepatitis C
- Those who have snorted or injected drugs, even if it was just one time, many years ago.
- Those born between 1945-1965.
- Those exposed to blood, needle sticks, or sharp objects through their employment.
- Those who have received or donated blood before 1992.
- Those who have been diagnosed with HIV, AIDS, or other chronic liver condition.
- Those with abnormal liver tests or liver disease.
- Those born to a mother diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
- Those who have ever shared a razor or a toothbrush.
- Those currently on or have a history of being on hemodialysis.
- Those with a history of multiple sexual partners.
- Those who have been incarcerated or in an institution such as a hospital or rehab facility.
- Those with a history of tattoos or piercings.
How does a Hep C screening work?
HCV is diagnosed with a simple blood screening which checks for antibodies in the patient’s blood. If the screening is positive, a more detailed blood test is done to check for the virus in your blood.—Several medications are available to treat Hep C. Most of these medications have over a 97% cure rate.— To schedule a Hep C Screening please contact CJDAC at 814-371-9002