Hepatitis C Clinic
Welcome to the Infectious Diseases (ID) Hepatitis C Clinic
The Infectious Diseases clinic offers comprehensive management of Hepatitis C (HCV), including HIV/HCV dual infections, from initial workup to treatment and monitoring. We are a full team comprised of Infectious disease specialists, an infectious disease pharmacist, and a nurse.
Patients who know they have HCV infection, may send their positive test result to the clinic or have a referral to be seen at the ID Hepatitis C Clinic. At the time of referral, patients may request that copies of their medical records be sent to our clinic. Once medical records or HCV positive test results have been received, patients may make an appointment to be seen by our specialists.
The Infectious Diseases clinic offers comprehensive management of HCV, including HIV/HCV dual infections, from initial workup to treatment and monitoring. We are a full team comprised of Infectious disease specialists, infectious disease pharmacist, and a nurse.
At the first appointment we will perform a complete workup of the patient. The best treatment regimen will be determined and subsequently we will continue to monitor the patient’s chronic hepatitis C infection.
There are now very effective and safely tolerated oral medications approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Today, chronic HCV is usually curable with oral medications taken every day for two to six months.
Benefits of treating HCV include:
- eradication of HCV in the liver,
- reduction in risk of developing liver cancer,
- regression of liver cirrhosis,
- elimination of risk of transmitting HCV to partners and children,
- and improved survival.
We are also in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry for patients needing drug rehabilitation and with the Department of Gastroenterology for patients with decompensated cirrhosis (deterioration in liver function).
About half of people with HCV don’t know they are infected, mainly because they have no symptoms, which can take decades to appear. For that reason, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a one-time screening blood test for everyone at increased risk of the infection. The largest group at risk includes everyone born between 1945 and 1965 — a population five times more likely to be infected than those born in other years. Speak with your primary physician about getting tested for HCV.
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Clinic appointments: 314-362-9098 or 1-800-858-3541
- Clinic nurses: 314-747-1206
- Clinic after hours: 314-362-1242 (ask for the Infectious Disease fellow on call)
620 South Taylor Ave., Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63110