Support

Types of Support

If you or someone you know has hepatitis C it is really important to get the right information and advice. Support is available throughout the country.

Your GP
Often the first port of call for support is your GP. Although we recognise that there is often a cost associated with attending the GP and often real fears about judgment and stigma around this issue. An alternative option may be to consult with the medical staff at your nearest testing clinic, who are able to offer advice and a listening ear to help clarify any questions you may have.

 

Community or Voluntary Organisations
There are also many community and voluntary organisations with dedicated staff that are trained with up-to-date information about hepatitis C and the latest developments in relation to treatments and supports. They would be able to answer most questions that relate to transmission, testing and living with Hep C. These organisations usually offer one-to-one and group support as well as education in relation to hepatitis C for interested parties and organisations. A brief list of some of these organisations are listed below:


Community Response
Coolmine
SAOL
Irish Haemophilia Society

 

HSE Helpline
The HSE also have a confidential helpline with trained staff who can give advice about transmission, testing and local supports -1800 459 459.

 

Call the freephone helpline on 1800 459 459 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm 

Email any time on helpline@hse.ie

Many of the hepatitis C supports available in Ireland can be found on our map.