Resources for Your Patients With Hepatitis C

August 1, 2005

HANDY LIST TO KEEP

703-820-7400

Web site: www.acg.gi.org/patients/

The ACG site provides patient education materials on hepatitis A, B, and C.

75 Maiden Lane

Suite 603

New York, NY 10038

800-GO-LIVER (465-4837) or

888-4HEP-USA (443-7222) or

212-668-1000

Fax: 212-483-8179

E-mail: info@liverfoundation.org

Web site: www.liverfoundation.org

The ALF offers patient education materials on hepatitis C; the foundation will send an information packet in response to a phone request. The Web site has links to many related sites.

1600 Clifton Road NE

Mail Stop G37

Atlanta, GA 30333

404-371-5900 or

888-4HEP-CDC (888-443-7232)

Fax: 404-371-5488

Web site: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/ diseases/hepatitis

The CDC Web site contains a fact sheet on viral hepatitis and injection drug users, frequently asked questions, and many links to other sites. The toll-free phone number gives access to recorded informa- tion about hepatitis C.

Web site: www.scn.org/health/ hepatitis/index.htm

The HEP site offers links to many related sites for both providers and patients.

504 Blick Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901

800-891-0707 or

301-622-4200

E-mail: hepfi@hepfi.org

Web site: www.hepfi.org

The HFI offers a fact sheet, discussion of cirrhosis, excerpts from the NIH consensus statement on hepatitis C, and the "ABCs" of viral hepatitis. Patient education materials are provided in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. The HFI will send out an information packet and will answer general questions over the phone.

190 E Ninth Ave

Suite 320

Denver, CO 80203

303-860-0800 or

800-522-HEPC

Web site: www.hepc-connection.org

Hep C Connection offers a newsletter, patient education materials, a national database of support groups, a help line, and links to numerous Internet resources. A patient information kit is also available.

Web site: www.mayoclinic.com

The site contains a fact sheet on hepatitis C and provides basic information on risk, transmission, and treatment.

Web site: www.nlm.nih.gov/ medlineplus/hepatitisc.html

This site provides a list of links to hepatitis C Web sites from national associations and centers. The information provided ranges from a general overview of hepatitis C to treatment options, prevention, screening, clinical trials, and research. Some information is available in Spanish.

2 Information Way

Bethesda, MD 20892-3570

800-891-5389

Fax: 703-738-4929

E-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov

Web site: www.digestive.niddk. nih.gov

The NDDIC offers patient education materials on hepatitis C, including a fact sheet and a primer on chronic infection.

800-994-WOMAN (800-994-9662)

Web site: www.4woman.gov

This Web site contains a search engine that will pull up a range of hepatitis fact sheets and articles, including some in Spanish. The site materials focus on women's health. A hotline provides information in English and Spanish, as well as referrals to other agencies and hotlines. The center will send printed mate-rials upon phone request.

Web site: www.who.int/ health_topics/hepatitis/en/

This Web site provides fact sheets on hepatitis A, B, and C and articles on global surveillance and prevalence of hepatitis C.