Community Outreach Clinics

Posted 26 March, 2024

Hepatitis Queensland is committed to delivering person-centred, accessible viral hepatitis and liver health care to the people who need it most. Our team brings care and expertise to where people are. We regularly provide a range of viral hepatitis and liver clinics in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas.

People living with or at risk of viral hepatitis and liver disease are often managing multiple priorities that can make accessing care challenging. Transport, stigma, cost, and misinformation can all create barriers.

Hepatitis Queensland provides several onsite clinic options to make accessing viral hepatitis and liver care easier.

The hepatitis C clinic team works closely with several rehabilitation services in the Brisbane area to provide hepatitis C and liver health screening and education services onsite. Through our participation in the National Point-of-Care Testing Program, we can diagnose hepatitis C in less than an hour. FibroScan (liver scan) services are also provided. Currently, we work with Lives Lived Well and Brisbane Recovery Services Centre – Moonyah. The Hepatitis Queensland Treatment Fund can be accessed to cover the cost of hepatitis C treatment if required.

Our community outreach nurse works with GP surgeries to deliver onsite viral hepatitis and liver health care. Our nurse educates GPs, medical surgery staff and patients about viral hepatitis and liver health testing and treatment. The Hepatitis Queensland FibroScan machine measures liver stiffness and fattiness and is integral to our GP surgery outreach clinics.

Our Community Outreach Clinics are making a difference for the Queensland community.

Our community outreach nurse has educated over 250 healthcare workers in viral hepatitis and liver health. A workforce educated in viral hepatitis and liver health means that more Queenslanders are getting access to the care they need.

The hepatitis C clinic team has seen over 100 people at rehabilitation services. This service has provided peace of mind for many and access to treatment for others.

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