Viral Hepatitis Program

Reducing the impact of hepatitis infections through prevention, education, coordination, and monitoring.

About

The most common types of viral hepatitis infections are hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis A is usually a short-term infection, but B and C can become chronic, lifelong infections. All three are preventable and treatable.

About five percent of Philadelphia residents have a past or current hepatitis A, B, or C infection. Many people are unaware of their infection.

The Viral Hepatitis Program works to prevent and address hepatitis B and C by:

  • Measuring their incidence and prevalence in Philadelphia.
  • Working with the medical community to improve reporting, clinical, and prevention activities.
  • Promoting best practices for people who have hepatitis A, B, or C to get tested, linked to care, kept in care, treated, and cured.
  • Coordinating case management to reduce and address transmission from mothers to babies.

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Address
1101 Market St.
12th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Health care providers and laboratories can report a case of hepatitis B or C by calling (215) 685-4513 or faxing (215) 238-6947.


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