Important: While the Foundation no longer operates a Hepatitis C Follow-up Programme, we still operate a Hepatitis B Follow-up Programme.
The Hepatitis Foundation runs a Ministry of Health funded national programme for people living with chronic hepatitis B in New Zealand.
The free programme aims to improve health outcomes for people living with hepatitis B by providing life-long follow-up.
Once enrolled in the programme, in partnership with health providers, the Hepatitis Foundation will become responsible for managing patients with hepatitis B. The Foundation ensures patients receive regular monitoring and blood tests. A community hepatitis nurse will also work in partnership with other service providers to support patients. General practitioners are kept informed of all test results and the patient’s management programme.
The programme includes:
In December 2004 the Ministry of Health advised general practitioners in Auckland and Northland that the Hepatitis Foundation has taken over the contract to manage the Northern region hepatitis B follow-up programme (known as Hep B Free). The programme continues to operate as before except for some changes to improve communication, patient compliance and payment arrangements for participating general practitioners. For more information on the programme click here.
Only acute hepatitis B is a notifiable disease while chronic hepatitis B is not.
You can refer patients to the Hepatitis Foundation by clicking on the online Hepatitis B Programme referral form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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