HCV Can Be Cured illustration of the Hep C virus inside a right-facing arrowConnect your patients to cure by making a prompt, quality referral to a treatment provider or by treating chronic Hep C in your practice.

Cure, or sustained virologic response (SVR12), is defined as undetectable levels of HCV in the blood at 12 weeks after completion of therapy.1,2

How to refer Hep C patients.

You play a vital role in bringing Hep C patients closer to cure. Refer patients who have tested positive for HCV RNA to a treating provider for an evaluation—regardless of their viral load.1,3

Treatment has been shown to be more effective at early-stage disease.1,4

Inform and educate your patients that Hep C often progresses without symptoms and that initiating treatment at the earlier stage of disease may augment the benefits of cure.

Ensure the best possible care for your Hep C patients by making quality referrals and following up.

24-57% OF HEP C PATIENTS MISS THEIR FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A TREATMENT PROVIDER.5

Checklist for making a quality referral:

  • Provide effective counseling and education about Hep C to help motivate a patient to see a Hep C treatment provider
  • Select a provider with experience in treating Hep C who is conveniently located for your patient
  • Assist your patient in scheduling the appointment
  • Chart the referral and follow up with your patient on their next visit