Click to download SFDPH Response to Hepatitis C.  Strategic Directions for 2015 and Beyond.

  • Hepatitis is  inflammation of the liver and the disease includes a group of viral infections..
  • The most common types are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
  • The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects and can severely damage the liver. It is the most common chronic blood borne disease in the United States; approximately 4-6 million persons are infected.
  • San Francisco has the highest liver cancer rate in the nation, most of which is attributed to high rates of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections.
  • In 2009, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed a diverse group of individuals to form the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force and to develop recommendations about how to address hepatitis C in the city. Since 2010 the Task Force has been meeting monthly.

San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force

Addressing a silent epidemic.

San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force

2015 Task Force Membership
Robin Roth

Shirley Barger

Jim Banta

Daniel Berrner

Kat Calloway
Misha Cohen
Peter Dale

Jay Fournier
Ray Goldstein
Pauli Gray
Madeline Griffis 
Theresa Hughes

Monday, August 10, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm


San Francisco Department of Public Health

25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 610

(Near Market Street)

San Francisco


AbbVie 1-844-2proCeed

Gilead  1-855-769-7284

Kadmon Pharmaceuticals (Keys Program) 1-888-668-3393 

Moderiba Ribavirin 1.844.MODERIBA (1.844.663.3742)  1-800-503-6897  

Partnership for Prescription Assistance  1-888-477-2669  

Patient Access Network Foundation  1-866-316-PANF (7263)  

Patient Advocate Foundation  Co-Pay Relief     1-866-512-3861

Celebrate World Hepatitis Day with the Task Force at Mission Wellness Pharmacy, 2424 Mission Street at 21st Street.  Join us from 5:30 to 7 PM for a healthy, happy hour.  Please r.s.v.p.  Contact

Click to download current information about Hepatitis C support groups in San Francisco. Updated March 18, 2015.

Patient Assistance Programs

Click to download a comprehensive list of financial assistance programs that subsidize treatment medications.

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