What We Do

Services

We provide Support Services for people who are affected by hepatitis by providing advice and support on living well with hepatitis, treatment options, managing treatments and referral. Support staff can be accessed by telephone, e-mail or face to face meetings by appointment. Peer support can be arranged. Contact 92279806 for more information.

The Hepatitis Helpline is available to every member of the community by contacting (08) 9328 8538 (Metro) or 1800 800 070 (Country).

Our Services Include:

Information and Support: provides confidential information and support services for people at risk of, affected by or living with viral hepatitis. Appointments can be made with our Support Officer on (08) 9227 9806 or by email at: support@hepatitiswa.com.au.

Hepatitis Helpline: provides confidential telephone information and support service which is available to the general community during working hours Monday to Friday. Contact Metro: (08) 9328 8538; Country: 1800 800 070.

Health Promotion: provides a range of information and education initiatives through seminars and workshops to the general community. We provide Health Promotion in the form of:

    • education workshops and events for all members of the community including multicultural populations, youth through schools and youth at risk.
    • workforce development for all workplaces, pharmacies, health professionals and service providers in metropolitan and rural WA. Contact 92279806 for more information.

Multicultural Services: provides a range of health information and education services regarding hepatitis B to targeted culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) groups in the community.

Workforce Development: provides a range of workshops aimed at any workforce or workplace. Workshops are tailored to client needs and may include: transmission and prevention, needle and syringe program enhancement or occupational health and safety issues.

Needle & Syringe Program: operates during office hours from our premises at 134 Aberdeen St, Northbridge and provides limited quantities of sterile injecting equipment free of charge to people who choose to inject drugs. The aim of needle and syringe programs is to ensure sterile injecting equipment is available in the community so that people who inject drugs are not obliged to share equipment, thereby minimizing the risk of coming in contact with blood borne viruses.

Deen Clinic: provides hepatitis C treatments and testing for clients who do not have a GP or their GP is not treating hepatitis C, or they do not feel comfortable accessing their GP for this purpose.  For more information click here.

Prisoner Education: provides sexual health and blood borne virus prevention education to assist in people in prison or detention staying safe whilst in prison or detention. HepatitisWA is contracted by the Department of Corrections to provide prevention education in relation to blood-borne viruses to prisoners in metropolitan prisons.

Resources & Website: We have a comprehensive range of printed resources available from on order via our website. Our website contains a range of comprehensive information in relation to viral hepatitis as well as links to other reputable sites.

Enquiries: For information about how we can provide an information or education workshop for your community group, school or workplace, or for further information on our services contact us on (08) 9227 9802.

Support

Our Support Services include:

  • A confidential Hepatitis Helpline which operates Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
    Call us on (08) 9328 8538 Metro or 1800 800 070 Country,
  • One-to-one support sessions by appointment,
  • Referral to appropriate services as required,
  • Peer support contact which can be arranged on request,
  • Information workshops in the metropolitan area as required,
  • Provision of printed resources,
  • Advocacy in the interests of people living with hepatitis, and
  • Consultation in relation to program and policy development and implementation.