Snohomish Health District – The Viral Hepatitis Outreach program
Address: 3020 Rucker Ave Everett, WA 98201
Insurance: Free Service
The Viral Hepatitis Prevention & Outreach Program offers education and testing for Hepatitis C, harm reduction education, targeted counseling, overdose prevention information and resources, and Hepatitis C medical treatment referrals. Hepatitis C (Hep C) is a contagious liver disease spread through contact with the blood of a person who has the virus. It can result in serious liver damage, including liver failure. The disease progresses slowly, often showing no symptoms. That is why many people with Hep C don’t know that they have it. And many don’t know that is can be cured. Anyone who has a history of injection drug use, even if it is was only once years ago, may be at risk for Hepatitis. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, but a blood test can determine whether or not you are infected. Knowing your hepatitis C status can help you to learn how to prevent spreading hepatitis to others, how to protect your liver from further harm, and how to access treatment for hepatitis. Visit Website
Operations under COVID-19 – Under normal circumstances, testing is available at the AIDS Outreach Project/Snohomish County Syringe Exchange, Snohomish County Jail, Denney Juvenile Detention Center, and the Everett offices of Snohomish Health District. To reduce person-to-person contact, most in-person services will be suspended until further notice. The Viral Hepatitis Outreach program has temporarily suspended all off-site outreach, including jail and community-based testing. Please call Jordan Bower at 425-339-8620 for more information.