The Hepatitis B Follow-up Programme

The Hepatitis Foundation offers a national programme for people living with chronic hepatitis B in New Zealand. The Foundation cares for 25,000 New Zealanders living with hepatitis B.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Health to provide care and information to people with hepatitis B. The programme includes:

  • Access to community hepatitis nurses
  • Access to specialist care if needed
  • Regular blood tests
  • Liver assessment, including a FibroScan (ultrasound)
  • Resources and information about hepatitis B, testing and treatment
  • Advice
  • A hepatitis helpline.


Regular monitoring is very important in the management of hepatitis B. Everyone living with the virus requires long- term follow-up and six-monthly blood tests. As part of the programme, The Hepatitis Foundation will organise your six-monthly blood tests. The Foundation will make sure you receive the right care and support to reduce the impact of the virus.

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You can enrol in the Hepatitis B Follow-up Programme by:

  • Calling the Hepatitis Helpline on 0800 33 20 10
  • Completing an online self-enrolment form¬†
  • Printing, completing, and sending a self-enrolment form
  • Meeting with a health provider, who will talk to you about referring to the Foundation, and who will then arrange this referral. Health professionals can also complete online referrals.

© The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand 2016