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Myth: Hepatitis C is rare.

Fact: Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne infection in the US. The majority of with people with hepatitis C are not aware of their infection.

The only way to know if you have hepatitis C is to get tested!

There are two steps to hepatitis C testing: Hepatitis C Antibody Test and Viral Load Test (HCV RNA test)

  1. Hepatitis C Antibody Test: If the Hepatitis C Antibody Test is reactive it means that you have been infected with hepatitis C, but it does not mean that you are currently infected with hepatitis C. For some people, the body’s natural defenses can get rid of the virus.

  2. Viral Load Test: If you have a reactive Hepatitis C Antibody Test you will need a Viral Load Test, also called a Hepatitis C RNA test. If you have both a reactive antibody test and a positive viral load test you will need to talk to a doctor about hepatitis C treatment.


*Sometimes these two tests are done at the same time.


Who should get tested for hepatitis C?

  • Universal hepatitis C screening (new recommendations)

    • Hepatitis C screening at least once in a lifetime for all adults aged 18 or older*

    • Hepatitis C screening for all pregnant women during each pregnancy*

  • One-time hepatitis C testing regardless of age or setting prevalence among persons with recognized conditions or exposures (existing recommendations):

    • Persons with HIV

    • Persons who ever injected drugs and shared needles, syringes or other drug preparation equipment, including those who injected once or a few times many years ago

    • Individuals with certain medical conditions, including persons who ever received maintenance hemodialysis and persons with persistently abnormal ALT levels 

    • Prior recipients of transfusions or organ transplants, including persons who ever received clotting factor concentrates produced before 1987, persons who received a transfusion of blood or blood components before July 1992, persons who received an organ transplant before 1992, and persons who were notified that they received blood from a donor who later tested positive for HCV infection

    • Health care, emergency medical, and public safety personnel after needle sticks, sharps, or mucosal exposures to HCV-positive blood

    • Children born to mothers with HCV infection

  • Routine periodic testing for persons with ongoing risk factors, while risk factors persist:

    • Persons who inject drugs and share needles, syringes, or other drug preparation equipment

    • Persons with selected medical conditions, including persons who ever received maintenance hemodialysis 

* Except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection (HCV RNA-positivity) is <0.1%

Myth: All hepatitis C drugs have terrible side effects.

Fact: New antiviral medications have fewer side effects and are more effective at achieving a cure.

Hepatitis C can be treated and cured!


Treatment for hepatitis C has improved greatly in recent years. There are several effective medications available to treat chronic hepatitis C with few side effects. These treatments usually involve 8-12 weeks of a one-pill-a-day regimen and cure over 90% of people.

For more information see the CDC guidelines here.

screening and follow-up care

This is not an exhaustive list of physicians who provide viral hepatitis services in Allegheny County. This list is not an endorsement of their services, and it does not guarantee that these physicians will see new patients.
Providers are listed alphabetically and by location.


Downtown Pittsburgh - Strip District - Hill District - Bedford Dwellings - North Shore


Lawrenceville - East Liberty - Homewood - Hazelwood - Bloomfield - Swissvale - Monroeville -Wilkinsburg - North Braddock - Penn Hills - Munhall

Allegheny County Health Department Immunization Clinic
Hartley-Rose Building
425 First Ave., 4th Fl.
Pittsburgh PA 15219


Allegheny County Health Department STD Clinic**
Blakey Center
Public Health Clinic
1908 Wylie Avenue

Allies for Health and Wellbeing
5913 Penn Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 345-7456
Free Confidential Services
(Includes testing for HIV, STIs & Hepatitis C)

Catholic Charities Free Clinic***

212 Ninth Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Central Outreac
h Wellness Center ***
North Shore Clinic
127 Anderson Street
Timber Court Building, Suite 101 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

HCV & HIV rapid testing/Drug & Alcohol referrals

Free Confidential Services,
Free Hep C Testing & Treatment,

Free HIV, STD, STI Testing & Treatment.
Case Management Services.
LGBTQIA Specialized Healthcare

Hill House Health Center

Primary Care Health Services, Inc
1835 Centre Avenue, Suite 190
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-0937

Prevention Point Pittsburg
5913 Penn Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Needle Exchange Services, Case Management,

Overdose Prevention, Crisis Intervention,
Free Hepatitis C and HIV testing and Counseling


Center for Liver Disease
3471 Fifth Ave, STE
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 647-1770

Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny General Hospital Internal Medicine – Northside
1307 Federal St Suite #B300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
(412) 359-3751

Outreach Wellness Centers***
North Shore Clinic 
Timber Court Building, Suite 101127 Anderson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Office (412) 515 - 0000
Fax (844) 389 - 1405

North Side Christian Health Center

816 Middle Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-4001

North Side Christian
Health Care Center at Northview Heights
525 Mount Pleasant Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 322-7500


Alma Illery Medical Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
7227 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 244-4700

East End Community Health Care Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
117 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 404-4000

East Liberty Family Health Care Center
Christian Ministry of Whole Person Healthcare
6023 Harvard Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-2802

East Liberty Family Health Care Center
Lincoln-Lemington Office
Christian Ministry of Whole Person
7171 Churchland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 361-8284

Hazelwood Family Health Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc
4918 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(412) 422-9520

Metro Community Health Center
1789 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 247-2310

Squirrel Hill Health Center
4516 Browns Hill Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-7442

West Penn Medical Associates-Liberty
4747 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 235-5810

McKeesport 9th Street Clinic
The Common Ground Building
410 Ninth Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 664-4304

McKeesport Family Health Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
627 Lyle Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 664-4112

UPMC Latterman Family Health Center
2347 5th Ave
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 664-2000

Hilltop Community Healthcare Center

151 Ruth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 431-3520

Steel Valley Health Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
1800 West Street, Suite 110
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 461-3863

Squirrel Hill Health Center - Brentwood
Brentwood Towne Square
103 Town Square Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
(412) 422-7442

West Penn Medical Associates

4727 Friendship Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 362-8677

West End Health Center
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
415 Neptune Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 921-7200



Northside - Perry South - Brighton Heights - Fineview – Marshall-Shadeland - Bellevue


Mckeesport - Glassport - Duquesne


Southside Flats/Slopes - Brookline - Beechview - Mt. Oliver - Carrick


Mckees Rocks - Sheraden

Postpartum HCV Treatment Providers

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Pregnancy Recovery Center of UPMC

300 Halket Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


AHN Perinatal Hope Program

Multiple Locations Across Allegheny County PA


** Free with HIV & Syphilis Testing
***Free services

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