Hepatitis C for health professionals

The Hepatitis Foundation no longer operates a Hepatitis C Follow-up Programme. 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.

How to refer patients with chronic viral hepatitis C

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 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. Waikato DHB is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator. Click here for a patient referral form for the Midlands region.   If patients have any questions about their Fibroscan appointment they can call Kathryn on 07 839 8899 ext: 96289.
  • 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). Click here for a patient referral form for the Central region. If patients have any questions about their Fibroscan appointment they can call Megan on 04 260 6689.
  • Referrals in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa please use the 3 D Health Pathways (Compass Health is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator). Click here for a patient referral form for the Central region. If patients have any questions about their Fibroscan appointment they can call Megan on 04 260 6689.
  • For the South Island please refer to the local DHB using South Island Health Pathways (South Island Alliance is the Hepatitis C Programme Coordinator).

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

Education and training

Below are links to useful education tools.

Graph showing the most high-risk countries

30 countries account for 80% of the hepatitis C cases worldwide.

 


Immigration and FibroScans

Information about ordering Fibroscans for immigration purposes.

 






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