Addressing the Hidden Epidemic: CMDHD’s Comprehensive Hepatitis C Treatment Program in Mid-Michigan

New Hepatitis C Treatment Program Launched by the Health Department – The Morning Sun

The Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) has recently introduced a hepatitis C treatment program to provide comprehensive care to individuals in the mid-Michigan area. The program offers medication, monitoring, and support services to help people effectively manage their condition. Connie Lance, the community health supervisor at CMDHD, emphasizes the importance of this program in addressing the increasing burden of hepatitis C in Michigan.

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, such as liver damage, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Lance stresses that hepatitis C is curable and early detection and treatment can prevent these complications. Healthcare providers can refer patients for treatment through the forms available on the CMDHD website, or individuals can self-refer for treatment.

For those without insurance, CMDHD has resources to assist with the cost of treatment. The program bills insurance for services and also offers testing for hepatitis C for those who are unsure of their status. To schedule a testing appointment, individuals can contact the CMDHD Community Health division at 989-314-7570. This new program aims to make it easier for individuals to access the necessary care to manage their hepatitis C effectively and improve their overall health and well-being.

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