Treatment for inflammation of the liver
There are many causes of hepatitis including contact with viruses or bacteria, liver damage from alcohol or drugs, or inherited through a disease like cystic fibrosis. Cambridge Health Alliance has a number of services for the treatment and prevention of hepatitis including:
This clinic evaluates and treats patients with Hepatitis B and C (patients co-infected with HIV are welcome). It is located at the CHA Somerville Hospital campus (6th floor, south building) and is run by Dr. Linda Shipton, who is board-certified in Infectious Disease. Appointments are available Monday mornings.
Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling
The CHA Community Affairs team offers testing for Hepatitis C and counseling about Hepatitis transmission and prevention. They also provide referrals for treatment. Counseling sessions are available on an individual or group basis. Staff members speak English and Spanish, and can make arrangements for interpreters in other languages if needed. Materials are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.