Liver Clinic services
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are two of the viruses that can cause inflammation of the liver.
Both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are spread through contact with infected blood. Activities such as sharing injecting equipment, unsterile tattooing and body piercing or unsterile medical procedures will put you at risk of contracting Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is also present in sexual fluids and can be transmitted via sexual contact.
Vaccination against Hepatitis B is available. There is no vaccination to prevent Hepatitis C, however there are ways to prevent exposure as well as to prevent the spread of hepatitis to others.
If you’re living with Hepatitis B or C it’s important to know that there are effective treatments available for most types of these viruses. In addition to this, there are a range of lifestyle choices that will help your body cope better with hepatitis.
We provide a range of fixed and outreach viral hepatitis services to the community.
Liver Clinic services include:
- information and education about Hepatitis A, B and C prevention, management and treatment
- testing and treatment for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis B and A vaccination for defined target groups.
Medicare card may be required for specialist services.
Hepatitis testing is also available from sexual health services, Aboriginal Medical Service or GPs.
Free Hep C testing is available through the post – please see the Dried Blood Spot website.
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
119 River St
West Kempsey NSW 2440
Reception staff will take a message and the clinic staff will call you back.
Visiting: please tell the community health reception staff you’re here for either the Liver Clinic or the Sexual Health Clinic so they can help you find your way.
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Port Macquarie Community Health
Clinic staff are often with patients so reception will take a message and we will return your call.
Visiting: the Community Health building has a receptionist who will direct you to the right place.