Can I get treatment?

Why do I have to be assessed for treatment?

The medications used to treat hepatitis C may interfere with certain other medical conditions you may have. These include heart disease, immune problems and depression.

The assessment process is very important for a number of reasons:

  • To find out how Hepatitis C has affected your body so far.
  • To provide an opportunity for you to speak to a trained supportive professional about Hepatitis C, including your genotype and other factors which can have an effect on the length of your treatment.
  • To discuss any other support needs you may have and for you to be signposted onto relevant services.
  • To gain more information about what treatment may involve.
  • Not everyone is suitable for treatment. Assessment will help you and your healthcare professional decide if and when you can start treatment. The success of the treatment can depend on you keeping regular appointments, generally over a period of 8 to 16 weeks depending on the length of treatment.

See also

Hepatitis C Trust: Contraindications


Hepatitis C Scotland

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