Hepatitis C Program


Hudson Headwaters’ Hepatitis C Program offers free and confidential rapid Hepatitis C (HCV) testing, connection to specialty care and focused care management services. The program supports people newly diagnosed or living with HCV.

To schedule a rapid HCV test or to access additional resources and support, contact our Hepatitis C Program at 518-760-2498.

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a contagious infection that impacts the liver. It spreads primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. The infection is curable with a daily antiviral medication taken for 8-12 weeks, but if left untreated, Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage. Since many people with Hepatitis C are asymptomatic, the only way to know your status is to get tested.

Who is at Risk?

  • People who are active or past drug users
  • Individuals currently or formerly incarcerated
  • Baby Boomers (born between 1945 and 1965)
  • Homeless Persons or those at risk of becoming homeless
  • HIV+ individuals (approximately 21% of people with HIV in the United States also have HCV)

Screening Services

Hepatitis C screening is recommended for everyone 18 years of age and older, or more often if the patient is at high risk. Individuals who are pregnant should also be tested for HCV during each pregnancy. We offer free testing in our office space at West Mountain Specialty Care, at other Hudson Headwaters health centers and at community agencies, college campuses, health departments, county jails, outpatient rehab centers and community events.

Treatment Services

Treatment and participation in your care are the best ways to manage any disease. We help with:

  • Lab testing
  • Connection to specialty providers
  • Assistance with insurance and medication
  • Incentives for engagement and milestones in care
  • Care management to reduce barriers to treatment
  • Connection to substance use rehabilitation if requested
  • Education and information

Contact Us

Hudson Headwaters’ Hepatitis C Program can be reached by calling 518-760-2498.

Services Provided

  • Rapid Hepatitis C Testing

  • Hepatitis C Prevention Education

  • Care Management

  • Connection to Specialty Care

Health Center Locations

To schedule an appointment, call your health center or click “Appointments” in your health center’s listing below to access our online scheduling system. Please note, online scheduling may not be available for some locations, providers or appointment types.