Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Hepatitis C Program

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

The Hepatitis C program, a multidisciplinary partnership with South Riverdale CHC, Sherbourne Health Centre and Toronto East General Hospital, has been providing support, information, education and treatment to individuals with chronic Hepatitis C since December 2006. The program includes a weekly group to provide information, education, social support and preparation for the demanding treatment cycle. Treatment has a number of side effects that can be difficult to endure. Clients are assessed as ready for treatment when they have stable housing, financial support, emotional stability and minimal alcohol and substance use. This program also uses a peer model to empower individuals with Hepatitis C. As clients are preparing for treatment, they get a medical workup and are seen by a psychiatrist and infectious disease specialist.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Please call reception for hours. If you are interested in receiving treatment for Hepatitis C, or would like more information about the program, please feel free to contact us. We accept referrals from individuals living with Hepatitis C, health care providers and other community agencies.

Contact: 416-203-4505 | www.regentparkchc.org

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