Hepatitis C for health professionals

The Hepatitis Foundation no longer operates a Hepatitis C Follow-up Programme as patient services are now managed by regional DHBs (District Health Boards). Patients can still contact the Foundation on 0800 33 20 10 if they need someone to talk to.

Important: While the Foundation no longer operates a Hepatitis C Follow-up Programme, we still operate a Hepatitis B Follow-up Programme.

How to refer patients with chronic viral hepatitis

All Fibroscan referrals should be made through your health pathway.

  • For referrals in Auckland & Northland please refer to local DHB using Auckland Region Health Pathways (Northern Regional Alliance is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For referrals in Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North and Whanganui please use the Map of Medicine referral pathway (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For referrals in the Midlands region please use BPAC e-referral – ‘Hepatitis C service – Community Service’ for Fibroscan and patient education service and view the pathway of care via the Map of Medicine (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • Referrals in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa please use the 3 D Health Pathways (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).
  • For the South Island please refer to the local DHB using South Island Health Pathways (South Island Alliance is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).

Patient monitoring and follow-up in the Midlands region (BoP, Waikato, Taranaki, Lakes, Tairawhiti) is now managed by Waikato DHB.  If patients have any questions about their Fibroscan appointment they can call Kathryn on 07 839 8899 ext: 96289.

In the Central region (Capital & Coast, Hutt, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay) the monitoring and follow-up is now managed by Compass Health.  If patients have any questions about their Fibroscan appointment they can call Sheryl on 027 549 6614 or 04 978 4303.

For other regions refer to a Hepatitis C Programme near you.

Notifiable disease

Only acute hepatitis C is a notifiable disease while chronic hepatitis C is not.

Prescribing DAAs (direct-acting antivirals)

Below are helpful links to information about prescribing new hepatitis C treatment.



Education and training

Below are links to useful education tools.

Immigration and FibroScans

Information about ordering Fibroscans for immigration purposes.

 






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