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12.2.0 HCV Information Resources and Support Groups

12.2.0 HCV information resources and support groups

To add a group or correct information, please contact info@hepcbc.ca

12.2.1 USA

  • The American Liver Foundation have very nice, down-to-earth pamphlets on Hepatitis and Interferon and stuff, which they will send to you by calling their number: 1-800-223-0179 The American Liver Foundation also provides physician referrals. American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
  • The American Liver Foundation Liver Transplant Fund Program provides liver transplant patients with fundraising guidance; trusteeship and administration of patients’ funds at no charge; educational information about liver diseases and transplantation; information brochures as well as brochures on policies, procedures and fundraising.

For more information, including application form, resources list, and patient agreement form, please contact the ALF Liver Transplant Fund Program: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837) Fax (201)256-3214 Email txfund@liverfoundation.org

  • The Hepatitis Foundation International, 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009, USA. HIF’s toll free line for callers in North America is 1-(800) 891-0707 www.hepfi.org
  • National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: (301) 654-3810.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases at (301) 496-3583, but they simply refer you to the Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse number listed above.
  • The CDC Hepatitis Branch Hotline numbers are (888) 4HEPCDC, (888) 443-7232 or (404) 332-4555. The voice mail allows you to request Faxed information to be sent to you or you can listen to a recording.
  • Gammagard: Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi is a national (USA) law firm with offices in eight U.S. cities including Minneapolis and St. Paul. CONTACT: Philip A. Pfaffly, 612-349-0820, or Gary L. Wilson, 612349-8413, both of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, or Gail D. Shore, 612-925-6102 of Shore to Shore Communications.
  • American Chronic Pain Association, Inc., P.O. Box 850, Rocklin, PA 95677, (916)632-0922. 500 Chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia. Provides a support system for those suffering chronic pain.
  • U.S. Medic Alert: Medic Alert, P.O. Box 381009, Turlock, CA 95381-9009,1-800-432-5378
  • Canadian Medic Alert: Medic Alert, P.O. Box 0988 Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3C2T9 1-800-668-1507 Tax deductible. Chains, bracelets in a variety of styles. $35.00 Includes important info for medics. 1-800 # is engraved, and when called, any info you supplied to Medic Alert is given to medic/nurse/dr. Wallet size card with dr. name, # and emergency contact, etc. included
  • Thyroid Foundation of America, Inc., ACC 630, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114 (617)726-8500 Provides health education and support for thyroid patients and health care professionals.
  • The Well Spouse Foundation, P.O. Box 28876, San Diego, CA 92198 (619)673-9043 (914)357-8513 Support groups; gives emotional support to spouses of the chronically ill; raises consciousness of professionals to the plight of the well spouse; advocates for legislative changes in insurance coverage for respite care and long-term care; produces a bi-monthly newsletter, WSF Newsletter.
  • Agency for Health Care Administration, HMO/Managed Care Hotline, Toll Free: 1-800-226-1062 The HMO/Managed Care Hotline is a toll free telephone line maintained by the Agency for Health Care Administration to quickly respond to emergency or urgent quality of health care complaints and concerns by members of HMO’s and managed care organizations.
  • The Hotline is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is answered by experienced, registered nurses who work with members to resolve problems.
  • A good source of patient contacts is narcotics anonymous groups or drug-abuse recovery groups. Many
    people in these groups have Hep C and they meet regularly and pass information around a lot.

Support Groups

 (A big thank you to HCV Advocate for permission to use their database for the US Support Groups. Please send any updates to jking.hepcbc@gmail.com )


Metro Birmingham 4th Tues monthly 6 PM, Homewood Library, Room 116,1721 Oxmoor Rd Carol: 205-8221126, cburger@bellsouth.net

Mobile Gulf Coast Liver Support Group Every other month, 3rd Thurs. 7PM IWAK, 5600 Girby Rd., 251-6605555 www.gulfcoastliversupport.com


Fairbanks Kathy Palmer 907-452-6965


Bisbee Hep C Support Group, Cochise County Health Dept. Leslie: 520-432-3418 llambert@co.cochise.az.us4
Flagstaff 3rd Thurs. monthly 5PM, Flagstaff Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room, 1329 N Beaver St, Ken Van Doom (928) 286-9859

Mesa Beverly Faust (480) 421-9769

Payson 3rd Wed. monthly 6 PM, Payson Regional Medical Center Conference Room, 807 S Ponderosa

Phoenix 1st Tues. monthly 6:30 PM, Banner Good Samaritan Med Center, 1111 E McDowell. 1st Wed. monthly; 6:30 PM, Banner Good Samaritan Transplant Services, 1410 N 3rd St. Contact: Charlie Thomas, Julie LaMantia, Toni Ruiz or Robin Opp (602) 251-2700 charlie.thomas@bannerhealth.com

Phoenix 4th Tues. monthly 1-2 PM, Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center, GI Dept., 650 E Indian School Rd, Rm K112. Contact: Erin Tharalson or Libby Evanich (602) 277-5551 ext. 7091

Phoenix 3rd Tues. monthly 6:30PM Digestive Health Center of AZ, 349 E Coronado Rd Contact: Tracy Kelly (602) 266-5678

PBC Support Group
3rd Mon. every other month 5:30-6:30 PM, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Room 1-220. Contact:
Sharon Montgomery (480) 342-1233

3rd Tues. monthly, 6 PM, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 4 East Conference Room, 5777 E Mayo Blvd. Contact: Jane
Hart (480) 342-1319

2nd Tues. monthly 6 PM, Phoenix Body Positive, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, 1144 E McDowell Rd, Ronnie Berger: (602) 307-5353x2248

Prescott 3rd Mon. monthly; 6:30 PM, VA Medical Center, Conference Room 1B, 500 Highway 89, (928) 7724912, margaret.richarz@med.va.gov

Sierra Vista American Liver Foundation/Hepatitis C Support, 1st Tues. monthly 5:30PM, My Place Restaurant, 1081 E. Fry Blvd, Marilyn McDaniel: (520) 458-4889

Tucson Transplant Support Group, 3rd Sun. monthly 1:30-3:30PM, Valencia Branch Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd. Betty Titus or Ramona Campuzano (520) 908-1425, Betty92251@aol.com

Tucson 1st Tues. monthly; 12-1:30PM Information and Referral Services Bldg, 3130 N Dodge Blvd, Conference Room, John Steven: (520) 881-8382

Tucson 4th Tues. monthly; 5:30-7PM Unitarian Universalist Church, Classroom Bldg, 4831 E 22nd St, John Steven: (520) 881-8382


Sherwood 2nd Tues. monthly 7 PM, St. Vincent Sherwood, 2215 Wildwood-Regions, Sharon Capps or Melissa Mahoney (501) 945-3343 northriversupport@hotmail.com


Anderson Nor-Cal Hepatitis C Task Force First Thurs. monthly Frontier Senior Center2081 Frontier
Trail Sherri @ 713-0090

Angels Camp Sierra HOPE: Serving Amador, Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties, 2nd & 4th Thurs. monthly 6:30-7:30, 1168 Booster Way, Sami Rhodes (209) 736-6792

Atascadero (805) 462-8660

Bakersfield Hope for HCV, Thurs. 12-1 PM, 1315 Boughton Dr, Randy (661) 633-5324 rgwarkentin@juno.com

Burbank Kim (818) 767-4162

Chatsworth #118 9101 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ron Taubman 818-701-2977

Chico John (530) 893-1337

Chula Vista Jane (619) 291-5483

Cutten 1st Sat. monthly, 12-2 PM, Sutter Coast Hospita, Marilyn 707-441-1230, or Ken (707) 464-6850

El Cajon Jane (619) 291-5483

El Centro Phyllis (760) 356-4926

Fortuna Patty (707) 725-1281

Fresno/Clovis Bob Brantley (559) 299-4834 or (559) 822-2418

Garberville Beth Wells (707) 923-2783 ext. 331

Hayward Brett (510) 481-9185

La Jolla Lou Ann (619) 554-9215

Lake Forest Gary Sladek / Elaine 949-609-8392

Loma Linda Hepatitis C Education Classes, Register: 909-558-4252 x 81712, leave message with name, phone number & number of attendees. Loma Linda University Hospital Brijie Elhazin RN

Loma Linda 1st Mon. monthly 5-6:30PM, Veterans Administration Hospital Gastroenterology Dept (3100) 4th Floor. 909-422-3100

Long Beach St Mary's Medical Centre (310) 670-4624

Long Beach VA Medical Centre (562) 826-5933

Long BeachLet's Talk Hepatitis C Support Group, Bonnie Kolor, PharmD 562-826-8000 ext. 2832

Los Angeles .Shanti Hepatitis C Support Group Thurs. 7-9 PM Not a drop-in. Please call first1616 N. La Brea
Ave, Hanna Howard (323) 962-8197 x333 hhoward@lashanti.org

Los Angeles USC University Hospital (310) 670-4624

Los Angeles (310) 914-8252 Holly (310) 477-4615

Los Angeles HARE! The Self Help and Recovery Exchange, (310) 305-8878 robert@shareselfhelp.org

Manteca Gene M (209) 823-2172

Marysville Nor-Cal Hepatitis C Task Force, Every Thurs. 3:30-5 PM, F.O.R. Families, 6000 Lindhurst Ave., Suite 700-B. Sherri @ 671-7441

Modesto (209) 599-5818

Moreno Valley Russell (909) 778-1807

Newark Brett (510) 792-4357

Northridge Northridge Hospital (310) 670-4624

Novato Bill Remak (415) 485-8332

Oakland Coinfection (HIV/HCV) support group, every other Tues. 12-1:30 PM Lunch provided. Highland Hospital, C-2 Wing of Old Hospital Bldg, 1411 East 31st St, Michael Harank, RN, 510-535-7433

Oakland Eileen Abrams (510) 434-9553, Mandana House (510) 595-9660 O.A.S.I.S. (510) 496-0189 Orange County

Liver Disease Support Group, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA Jill Flodin, RN 714-456-3471 Orange County Carol Craig (949) 654-4250 James (714) 834-7926 Gary (949) 830-6873

Oroville Jeannie 530-538-7276

Palm Desert 2nd Mon. monthly 11 AM Portola Community Center, Portola Ave (760) 200-2766

Palm Springs 2nd Mon. monthly 6 PM (No meetings holidays) Desert Regional Med Center, Martin Anthony Sinatra Education Center, 1150 North Indian Canyon, Mezzanine Room(use Parking lot at Tacheva X Miraleste Streets)(760) 200-2766

Paradise Alisa - 530-876-3199

Placerville Mission of Awareness 4th Wed. montly, 5:30PM - 7:30 PM Grandpa’s Compounding Pharmacy, 7563

Greenvalley Rd, Donna, 530-621-4640 - Elaine, 530-644-2733

Pleasanton (925) 734-3315

Pomona Hep-C Support Group Every Tues. 7 PM-Sign in at front lobby American Recovery Center 2180
W. Valley Blvd 909-865-2336

Porterville Hep-C Support Group, 3rd Sat. monthly, Porterville Family Health Network, 1107 W Poplar at Hwy 190, Robert 559-562-3139 liny.12@verizon.net

Redding Liver for Life Support Group, Joe (530) 515-0778 -- message only. Evelyn (530) 247-1126 4

Redwood City Hepatitis C Caregivers Support Group 3rd Thurs. monthly 7-8:30 PM, 749 Brewster Ave, (650) 367-5998

Redwood City Hepatitis C Information and Support Group 3rd Thurs. monthly 7 - 8:30 PM 749 Brewster
Ave (650) 367-5998

Ridgecrest Glenn (760) 375-8485

Riverside Every Wed. 12:30-1:30 PM,So. California Transplant Institute & Liver Center 4000 14th St, Suite 512, 951-275-8989

Roseville Ann (916) 791-1697

Sacramento Hepatitis C Support Group & Information Resource Every Fri. 3-4 PM Primary Care Center, 4600

Broadway (corner of Stockton), 2nd Floor, Rm 2020, Leslie Benson 916-760-7426lbenson@eforhc.org

San Diego American Liver Foundation, 2512 Camino del Rio South, Suite 122 Kristina Furrow

San Francisco Open Group 1st & 3rd Tues. monthly, 6:45 PM, Cal Pacific Med Center, 2100 Webster St, Room 106. Contact - Community Health Resource Ctr - (415) 923-3155

San Francisco Hepatitis C Support Group 1st & 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6:30-7:45 PM, Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, 455 Valencia (between 15th & 16th St), Alice Osiecki (415)861-4964 quanyinthree@aol.com

San Francisco Shanti L.I.F.E. HIV/HCV Co-infection Drop-In Group, 4:15-6 PM every Thurs. The LGBT Center, 1800 Market St, Room 302, Garret Sanford 415-674-4714, gsanford@shanti.org www.shanti.org/life

San Francisco Hep C 101Contact - Community Health Resource Ctr - (415) 923-3155

San Francisco VA Carla (415) 239-1668 Marian (415) 750-2105 Dorrie (415) 476-1491"

San Francisco Transplant Marjorie (415) 923-3323 (415) 864-9653"

San Jose / Sunnyvale Hepatitis C Support Group 2nd & 4th Sun. monthly, 3-5 PM, St Francis Episcopal Church, Susi Nelson (408) 734-3516 susinni@yahoo.com

San Jose / Willow Glen Susi Nelson (408) 734-3516

San Leandro (510) 481-8645

San Luis Obispo (805) 239-9772

San Luis Obispo SlO-HepC (805) 541-8585

San Mateo Debra Magnum (650) 581-3339

San Rafael Leslie Gallen (415) 457-2487 ext 107

Santa Ana (714) 834-7926 Toll Free: 1-866-33-REACH

Santa Cruz Help & Education for Liver Patients (HELP!) Two groups available; contact HELP! or see link below for details (831) 462-2979 leave msg for a call back help4hcv@yahoo.com www.santacruzpl.org/cid/public/full.php?id=341

Santa Maria Hepatitis C 101, 1st Wed. monthly, 6:30-7:30 PM, Marian Health Education Center, 1410 E Main, Brenda Judson: 346-7245

Santa Maria Support Group 1st Wed. monthly, 7:30-8:30 PM, Marian Health Education Center, 1410 E Main, Brenda Judson: 346-7245

Santa Rosa Hepatitis C Support Group Each Tues. 4-5:30 PM Drug Abuse Alternative Center 2403 Professional Drive, Suite 103 (last door on the right) Contact: Karen Sullivan, CAS 707-526-2999 x3314

Santa RosaHepatitis C Support Group 2nd Sun. monthly, 4-6PM Northern California Center for Well Being, 365 Tesconi Circle, Kate: (707) 575-6043 katehana@sbcglobal.net

Santa Rosa Spanish Speaking (707) 568-6995

Simi Valley Holly (310) 477-4615 Simi Valley Hospital (310) 670-4624

Sonora Hep-C Support Group 3rd Tues. 6–7 PM, Adult Day Care Bldg, 101 Hospital Rd , Tina Dutra (209) 694-2603 tdutra@co.tuolumne.ca.us

Sonora (209) 533-7229 Donna (209) 586-3036

South Lake Tahoe People Helping People 2nd Thurs. monthly 6-8 PM, Barton Memorial Hospital Board Room, 2170 South Ave, John (530) 577-1412, Rick 530-541-6074, Ken 530-577-3111 hcvtaskforce@cs.com

South Lake Tahoe El Dorado County HCV Task Force, HCV Orientation Class 3rd Fri. monthly 4- 5:30 PM, Barton Memorial Hospital Board Room, 2170 South Ave, Ken 530-577-3111 hcvtaskforce@cs.com www.hepCresourceedc.org

South Orange County Elaine (949) 609-8392

St Helena Michele (707) 963-6580

Stanislaus County, 1st & 3rd Wed. monthly, 12:30-1for New Patients, 1-1:30PM, entire group meets Stanislaus

 County Health Services, Hepatitis C clinic (Room varies). Megan Grimm 209-558-4539 mgrimm@schsa.org

Sunnyvale Craig Miller (408) 734-3516

Thousand Oaks Transplant - George (805) 659-2231

Tuolumne County / Sonora Area 3rd Tues. monthly 6-7:30 PM, Tel: 209 694-2603 Fax: 209 532-7520 Attn: Tina

Ukiah HCV support group, 1st & 3rd Tues. 5:30 PM MCAVN, 148 Clara (707) 462 1932 Ext 205.

Vallejo 2nd Sat. monthly 11-12:30 PM, Kaiser Vallejo Hospital, 975 Sereno Dr, RM 2149 (Perinatal Conference Room, 2nd Fl) Contact: Christine Nunley, 707-252-7786 Christinenunley@comcast.net

Valley CenterHIV/Hep Support, 10-11:30am, 3rd Thurs. monthly, 50100 Golsh Rd, 760-749-1410x5322 bhardman@indianhealth.com

Ventura Hepatitis C Support Group 1st Tues. monthly, Community Memorial Hospita, 147 North Brent St, Janeen Lyche, RN, FNP, (805) 641-6536 jalyche@hotmail.com

Ventura 1st Sat. monthly, 9 AM, Fiesta Restaurant Breakfast Meeting, 2350 S. Victoria Ave. (805) 6592231 www.trioventurala.org

Victorville Laura (619) 951-1737

Visalia Hep-C Support Group 1st Sat. monthly, 2611 N Dinuba Blvd, Robert 559-562-3139liny.12@verizon.net

Walnut Creek Liver Support Group 3rd Thurs. monthly 7-9 PM, John Muir Medical Center, downstairs in Sequoia 1, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Katie McAdams (925) 820-4644 LiversupportWC@aol.com

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center (310) 670-4624

Yuba City –Sutter Nor-Cal Hepatitis C Task Force, Weekly Group: Every Tues. 1-2 PM Sutter County Health Department, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Sherri Ziegler (530) 671-7441

Yuba City Sutter Nor-Cal Hepatitis C Task Force, Educational Class: 1st Tues. monthly 4-5 PM, Sutter County Health Dept, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Sherri Ziegler (530) 671-7441

East Bay Support Group Contact (510) 208-1777


Hep C Connection Contact (800) 522-4372 for listing of all Colorado Support Groups

Aurora Hep C Connection 1st Tues. monthly, 6:30-8 PM, Spalding Rehab, Staff cafeteria, 1st Fl, 900 Potomac St, Consuelo 303-367-2813

Boulder Hep C Connection 2nd Tues. monthly, 6-7:30 PM. People's Clinic, 2nd Fl , 3303 N Broadway, North Bldg, Bill 303-441-1288

Colorado Springs Hep C Connection 3rd Thurs. monthly 7- 8:30 PM, St. Francis Health Center, Pikes Peak Ave., 5th Fl dining room. Dave 719-236-1416

Denver Hep C Connection 1st Mon. monthly, 11:30 AM-1PM 190 E 9th Ave, STE 320Kathy:720-917-3960

Denver Hep C Connection Co-infection Group 3rd Tues. monthly, 5-6:30 PM Hep C Connection, 190 E 9th Ave, Ste 320, Daniel 720-917-3970

Denver Hep C Connection 2nd Wed. monthly, 6-7:30PM, University Hospital, 4200 E Ninth Ave, 7 North, Jena 303-239-0336

Denver Hep C connection Veterans Group 1st Wed. monthly, 12-1 PM, VA Medical Center, RM 3E-104, 1055 Clermont St. Diana: 303-399-8020 X 3380

Englewood Hep C Connection 3rd Tues. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, Swedish Medical Center, 501 E Hampden, 2nd Fl, Jena 303-239-0336

Fort Collins Hep C Connection 4th Wed. monthly, 6:30-8 PM, Poudre Valley Health Systems, Harmony Campus, 3rd Fl, Jerry:970-214-2912

Grand Junction Hep C Connection 1st Wed. monthly, 5:15-6:45 PM, Community Services Bldg, 510 29 1/2 RD, RM 1060, Ken: 970-948-0351

Lakewood Hep C Connection 2nd Tues. monthly, 6:30-8PM, Shepherd of the Hills Church,11500 W 20th at Simms, Betsy: 303-237-1150

Larimer County Bob (970) 663-3671

Paonia Jeanine (970) 527-7453

Pueblo Hep C Connection Last Mon. monthly, 6:30-8 PM Pueblo Public Library, Main Branch, Thurston Room, (Abriendo Blvd), Rosie 719-545-0637


Farmington Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community, UConn Health Center (Research Building, Room EG013), 2nd Wed. 7-9 PM, P.O. Box 1213, Farmington, CT, 263 Farmington Ave, Marty Thayer (860-6289750) chcgroup@sbcglobal.net www.geocities.com/chcgroup@sbcglobal.net

Manchester Barbara (860) 643-2265

Connecticut Sharon Ducky (860) 364-0699

West Haven 4th Thurs. of monthly, 7- 8:30 PM VETS & Families ONLY, VA Medical Center, Bldg 2, 4th floor conference room, Martha Shea, BSN RN 203 932 5711 ext 5338

Woodbridge Norma or Bonnie (203) 397-5433


Bethany Beach Steve (302) 841-0497

Dover Hepatitis C Support Group, Education Center Conference Room, 208 West Water St, Terry Towne MSN, RN (302) 744-6724

Wilmington 1st Thurs. monthly (except July & December) 6-8 PM, Limestone Medical Center1941 Limestone Rd, Rear door, Lower Level (Stanton, DE), Noel (302) 992-9385


Bartow Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group & ALF, 3rd Thurs. monthly 6-7:30 PM, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd, Classroom 1, Jan Dalessandro 863-640-4711 or Karyn D'Amico 863-519-8240 ext 1212 Loveyourliver@hotmail.com

Boca Raton Hepatitis Support 1st Tues. monthly 7-9 PM but NOT January & July, Boca Raton Community Hospital, 800 Meadows Rd, Education Center, Jeanine Grubb 561-395-7100 ext 7634

Bradenton Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., 1st Tues. monthly, 7-9 PM, Manatee Memorial Hospital, 220 90th Ave North East, Debbie Barnes 941-776-8135 dvrbarnes@msn.com

Delray Hep C Delray Last Wed. monthly, 7-9 PM, Delray Comm. Center, Mahogany Room, 50 NW First St, Dale 561-434-5407

Fort Lauderdale Hep C Alert, 1st Mon. monthly, 6-8 PM, Main Auditorium, Broward Co. Board of Health, 780
SW 24th St, Contact: Phil Younger 305-893-7992x107 or 1-877-435-7443x107 info@hep-c-alert.org

Florida Holiday Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., 3rd Wed. monthly, 7-9:30 PM Community United Methodist Church, 3214 US Hwy 19, Pat Walker 813-392-8510

Jacksonville First Coast Liver Support Group 3rd Wed. monthly 6:30-9 PM, St. Luke's Hospital, Joe Adams Bldg., 4201 Bedford Rd, Suite 2040 Lee Weaver (904) 398-7205

Largo Bay Area Hep C Support Group 1st Wed. monthly; 7 PM Integrity Counselling 1501 S. Belcher Rd Suite B-4, Debbie Barr 727-323-6729

Lecanto Citrus County Group 4th Mon. monthly, 6:30-7:30PM, Citrus Co Health Dept 3700 W. Sovereign Path, Lynece Hand 352-795-6233 x 240 lynece_hand@doh.state.fl.us

Naples 2nd Fri. monthly 7:30 PM, Unity Church of Naples, 2000 Unity Way (off Davis Blvd) Mary 239-4557149

New Port Richey Florida Liver Association, 1st Thurs. monthly, 7 PM, North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St, 813-689-7136 or Peggy Tatka 813-651-4255

North Miami Beach (Miami-Dade) Hep C Alert, 2nd Wed. monthly, 7-9 PM, Hep-C Alert Main office, 660 NE 125th St, 305-893-7992 or tollfree 877-435-7443 info@hep-c-alert.org

Orlando ALF 4th Mon. monthly, 7 PM, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Katie Gregory 407-351-5582 or Jennifer Bourgeois 813-248-3337 Jbourgeois@liverfoundation.org

Palm Beach . Jesse 561-432-1403 ann.modica@help.org

Panama City Disciples for Hepatitis C, 4th Tues. monthly, 6 PM, Gulf Coast Med Center, Education Classroom, 7001 Messer Rd 850-785-9647 or 850-769-2727

Pensacola 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6 PM Morris L. Eaddy Activity Center, 1110 W. Lakeview Ave, Lydia McCovey 850-595-6636 lydia_mccovey@doh.state.fl.us

Port Charlotte 1st Tues. monthly, 7 PM Cultural Center of Charlotte Co., 2280 Aaron St, Community Room, James (941) 235-7212

Rockledge Spacecoast Hepatitis C Support Group, 2nd Tues. monthly 6:30 PM, Wuesthoff Hospital, 110 Longwood Ave, 321-453-1864

Safety Harbor Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., 4th Thurs. monthly, 7-9 PM Mease Countryside Hospital, Rms 1, 2 & 3, 3231 McMullen Booth Rd, Cindy Runyon 727-535-1498 Runyonc2001@yahoo.com

Sanford Hepatitis Resource Group, 2nd Mon. monthly 5:30-7 PM, Seminole Co. Health Dept., 400 West Airport Blvd., Auditorium. Enid 407-665-3019, enid_santiago-cruz@doh.state.fl.us

Sarasota Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., 3rd Tues. monthly, 7-9 PM, Waldemere Plaza, 1921 Waldemere St. 2nd Floor, Jody Feinroth 941-921-2376hepcgrpsupport@aol.com

St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., 2nd Tues. monthly, 7-9 PM Edward White Hospital Auditorium, 2299 9th Ave, Suite 1-G, Debbie Barnes 727-384-1030 chancecenter@chancecenter.org

Tallahassee HCV Support Group 1st Mon. monthly, 7 –9 PM, TMH Diabetes Center-Education Room, 1981 Capital Circle NE, Pam Langford 850-443-8029, usan.cason@tmh.org; figment@nettally.com www.HEALSoftheSouth.org

Tampa Tampa Bay Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support Group, Inc. 3rd Tues. monthly, 7-9 PM, University Community Hospital Carrollwood, 7171 N Dale Mabry, Gus Garcia 813-854-4268 chancecenter@chancecenter.org www.chancecenter.org

Vero Beach Kevin (772) 559-9255 skip1214@bellsouth.net

West Palm Beach Hepatitis & Liver Disease, 2nd Tues. monthly, 7 PM, Edward Henley Rehab Center, 1200 45th St, Jim Neff 561-863-7170


Albany Awareness Matters Support Group for Hepatitis C and liver patients. 1st Tues. monthly 7-9 PM Palmyra

Hospital Education Department (Parking at rear of hospital), 3000 Palmyra Rd. TJ Ruley 229-434

2000 or Option Care of Camilla, GA Katie or Cara 1-800-282-9345 TJruley@netzero.com

Athens DM & ADR Times: Variable, 1710 Commerce Rd, Joel 706-548-0058 athensclinic@hotmail.com

Atlanta Pediatric Support Group (childcare & activities provided for patients) 2nd Wed. monthly, 11:30-1PM, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus, Contact Tom Patterson 404-785-1132 tom.patterson@choa.org

Augusta/Richmond County 4th Mon. monthly, 12 Noon-1PM VA Hospital, 950 15th St. 4D Conference Room, Angela Hardy, RN, MSN 706-733-0188 ext 3844

Austell 1st Thurs. monthly, 6:30-8PM Wellstar Cobb Medical Center, 3950 Austell Rd, Auditorium 1, Elizabeth Coombs 770-819-0022

ColumbusHepatitis C Support Group Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 1st Floor, CB&T Room. Yolanda hepatitiscsupcolumbusga@yahoo.com

DeKalb County Hepatitis Focus Support Group 1st & 3rd Wed. monthly, 6-7:30 PM, Absolute Care, 2484 Briarcliff Rd, Sarah Salin sista_lah@yahoo.com

East Point South Fulton Medical Center Tenita 404-993-6505

Fort Stewart Hepatitis C Support Group, Every Tues. from 11 AM-12 PM, Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 87, AnnA K. Migoski 1-912-369-5338 kalogeros@email.msn.com

Grady/Fulton County 1st Wed. monthly, 5:30-6:30 PM, Emory Univ. Faculty Office Bldg., School of Medicine, 49 Butler Street, NE Room 108, Priscilla Oliver, PhD 404-703-4884

Hinesville Anna K. Migoski 1-912-369-5338 kalogeros@email.msn.com

Savannah/Chatham County, St. Joseph's/Canler/Emory Liver Transplant Program, 2nd Wed. monthly, 4:305:30 PM, Candler Campus, Heart & Lung Building, 2nd Fl., Room 2, 5353 Reynolds St, Karen Traver, RN 912-819-8350

Snellville/Gwinett County 1st Tues. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, Emory East Side Medical Center, 1700 Medical Way SW, Classroom 1. Nanci Lyons 770-554-9259 Georgia Stockbridge / Henry County, Jane 770-472-5621 jradams3@bellsouth.net

Tucker/DeKalb/Gwinnett 1st Thurs. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, First United Methodist Church of Tucker, 5095 LaVista Rd, Room 203 (Tucker), ALF office 404-633-9169 anwithers@worldnet.att.net

Woodstock North Georgia Hep C Support, 3rd Tues. monthly 7- 9 PM Woodstock Community Church, 8534 Main St, Frankie Lynn 770-720-8258 bluemountaindreams@yahoo.com


Hilo Hepatitis C Support Group, 2nd Wed. 5:30 PM, Bay Clinic,311 Kalanianaole Ave, Charlotte 808-93432174

Honolulu HepCats Hepatitis C & B Support Group, 6 PM, 3rd Thurs. monthly, Life Foundation, Suite # 229 , 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Tim Fedorka (808) 375-8160, Ken (808) 221-6204 KenAkinaka@aol.com  http://hometown.aol.com/kenakinaka/myhomepage/family.html


Boise 2nd Mon. monthly 7 PM, St. Luke's Women's Life Center , 103 W. State St, Chickee (208) 382-6400 darby@spro.net


Alton 1st Tues. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, St. Patrick Center next to St. Mary's Church, Henry St 4
Arlington Heights 1st Mon. monthly 7-9 PM, Northwest Community Healthcare, Rm 1-6 (across from auditorium), 800 W Central Rd, Brandon Combs 312-377-9030 ext 13

Chicago HIV/HCV Co-Infection Wed. 6 PM, Northstar Healthcare, 2835 N. Sheffield, Suite 500, Joseph Franklin 773-296-2400, www.nstarmedical.com/

Decatur 4th Tues. monthly 6:30-8 PM Macon County Health Dept., 1221 E Condit Debra Durbin 217423-6988 ext 1328

Maywood 1st Mon. monthly 6-7:30PM Loyola Medical Center, Outpatient Center, 3rd Floor, Urology Waiting Room 2160 S. 1st Ave., Susan Long 708-216-5454slong@lumc.edu

Quad Cities (Moline) 3rd Tues. monthly 6:30-8 PM, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 15th Ave. & 13th St.Rockford 3rd Thurs. monthly 6:45-9 PM, ODD MONTHS: Harlem United Methodist Church, 8401 North Alpine Rd. EVEN MONTHS: Brooke Rd United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Rd, Brenda Erwin 815-391-5100

Spring Valley Mary Sue Goldsmith 815-872-3503

Springfield Sangamon County Hepatitis Support Group 3rd Mon. monthly 6-8 PM, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 1415 East Jefferson, Main Floor Conference Room, Don Hunt (217) 789-2182 donh@co.sangamon.il.us

Urbana 2nd Wed. monthly 6-7:30 PM, Carl Forum, 602 W. University, Penny Shonkwiler 217-239-7827
Winfield 1st Thurs. monthly 7-8:30 PM Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Rd, Kelly Hoffman 630-9334372 kellyhof@ameritech.net


Auburn HIP ON HEP C Support Group 3rd Fri. monthly, 6 PM, DeKalb Medical Arts Center, Conference Room 303, 1314 East Seventh St, Christie Soaper, 260-927-8180 ladytruckr@sbcglobal.net

Evansville E.A.S.E. Hep C, 2nd Mon. monthly (EXCEPT AUGUST) Newcomers 6 PM, Regular Meeting 6:30-8 PM, Deaconess Resource Center, Deaconess Hospital, 600 Edgar St. Terry Olinger, RN, 812-423-5687

Gary Fri. 3 PM, 1110 West 5th Ave. Albert Barber 885-4264x4239

Hammond Healthy Start, 7854 Interstate Plaza Dr. 219-989-3939 mgomez@nwihs.com

Indianapolis A.R.K. (Always Reflecting Kindness) 3rd Sat. monthly 12 PM, Rock Christian Church, 2020 N Girls School Rd

Indianapolis S.T.A.R.S. Hepatitis C Support & Education for Veterans, 1st & 3rd Tues. monthly, 9-10:30AM (Must be a veteran to attend) VA Medical Center, 1481 W. 10th St, Rm C-1192

Kokomo Barry (317) 233-9263

Merrillville Aliveness Project Available weekdays-call for info , 5490 Broadway, Charles Johnson 219-9856170 chjohnsonap@sbcglobal.net

St. John (Northwest) 4th Thurs. monthly 6:30-8 PM, Community Outpatient Center, 9660 Wicker Blvd., Linda Zych 219-836-3477


Witchita Sedgwick County Hepatitis C Support Group, 3rd Tues. monthly, 6:30 PM, 1530 S. Oliver, Suite 130 www.wichitahepc.com


Louisville Area Support and Hope for Hepatitis C 2nd Tues. monthly 6:30-8 PM , Thomas Jefferson Unitarian
Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd, Josie 502-409-4204 lash4hepc@aol.com


Bossier City Northwest Louisiana Hepatitis C Support Every 3rd Thurs. monthly 6:30-8:30 PM, Independence Lodge Office Community Room, 2319 Riverwood Dr, Jackie Sample 318-742-4790 tygerhartone@aim.com  http://nwlahcvsupport.bravehost.com/

Lake Charles Hepatitis C Support Group, Lake Charles Community Church, 833 Jefferson, Deborah Stone 512-914-9337 or 474-8509 www.lchepcsupport@yahoogroups.com

Metairie Bridget (504) 888-5565

West Monroe Hepatitis C Support Group of Northeast Louisiana , Amy 318-325-6614tomcat357@juno.com


Lewiston 6-7 PM (Call for meeting days) St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Campus Ave (Endoscopy Suite), Norm Burnell 207-755-3636

Portland Living with Hepatitis 3rd Tues. monthly, 6-7:30 PM, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Ruth 207-662-2565 gradyr@mmc.org www.mmc.org


Annapolis Digestive Disorders Associates of Annapolis, call for meeting info, Suite 201, 621 Ridgely Ave, Tracy Thompson 410-224-4887, ext 432

Baltimore Hepatitis C Support Group 2nd Tues. monthly, 6:30 PM, St Agnes Hospital, Room 5AB, Pediatrics Conference Room, 900 Caton Ave(corner of Wilkens), Debbie (410) 360-1540

Frederick Win the Battle Workshop 2nd Tues. monthly (not consistent-CALL for dates) 4-6PM, Frederick County Health Dept, 350 Montvue Lane, Entrance C, Constance Callahan 301-631-3343, fredhepclin@yahoo.com

Ocean City Donna Siegel 410-213-1741

Rockville Shady Grove Hepatitis Support Group 1st Tues. monthly 7-8:30 PM, Shady Grove Hospital, Weinshel Health Education Center Maple, Elm or Willow Room, 9901 Medical Center Dr, Linda 301-530-1796

Silver Spring Hepatitis Support Group 4th Sat. monthly 11 AM-1 PM, Capital Gastroenterology Consultants,
10801 Lockwood Dr, Suite 200, Becky Lorenz (301) 989-9097

Towson Help & Hope for Hepatitis, 1st Wed. monthly, St Joseph Med Center, Canticle Room, 7601 Osler Dr, Dawn (410) 574-1146


Amherst Hepatitis C Support Group, 1st Thurs. monthly, 6:30 PM, Amherst College, Cadigan Center, 38 Woodside Ave, John Helin at 413-533-3472

Boston Hepatitis C Support Group, 2nd Wed. monthly, 6:30-7:30 PM (Registration is required) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 110 Francis St., 8th Floor. Tiffany Geahigan, PA-C 617-632-1072 tgeahiga@caregroup.harvard.edu

Boston Hepatitis C Support Group, 1st Wed. monthly 6:30PM, Boston Medical Center. Beth Cline, NP 617638-6576

Boston Hepatitis C Support Group 1st Mon. monthly, 6-7:30 PM (For patients of Harvard Vanguard ONLY) Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates-Kenmore 133 Brookline Ave, Pam McCormick 617-421-2537

Boston Hepatitis C Support Group **En Espanol--2ndo lunes cada mes, 5:30 PM, Latino Health Institute, 95 Berkeley St, Beatriz Moralez 617-350-6900x210

Boston Hepatitis C Support Group, every Mon. 9:30-10:30AM Tufts-New England Medical Center 860 Washington St, South 4, Conference Room, Kristen Kelley, LCSW 617-636-9220

Burlington Hepatitis C Support Group 1st Wed. monthly 6-7:30PM (Call before attending) Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Rd, 4 West, Conference Room,Eric Richman, MSW 781-744-5335 or Alyson Bracken, MPH 781-7445382 eric.richman@lahey.org

Greenfield Hepatitis C Support Group 1st Mon. monthly 7 PM, Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St, Admin Conference Room, Peter Fisher 413-863-2152 or June 413-772-2608

Hepatitis C Support Group Every Sat., 7-8 PM Leydon Woods Community Center, 24 Leydon Woods Lane. Star 413-772-0818

Holyoke Hepatitis C Support Group 2nd Tues. monthly 6:30-8PM, Holyoke Hospital, 575 Beech St, Main Conference Room, John Helin at 413-533-3472

Hyannis HCV Support, Inc Tues. nights, once or twice a month, 7 PM. Cape Cod Hospital, Medical Center Bldg., Conference room (last room on left in bldg.) Dawn or Wayne 508-247-0911 admin@hcvsupport.org  www.hcvsupport.org

Newton Carring Connection: A Parent Support Group. Call for times. American Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester St. Robin Stone, LICSW 617-527-5600

Northampton Hepatitis C Support Group 3rd Tues. monthly, 6:30-8PM, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 51 Locust St, Conference Room J, Donna Zucker, RN,PhD 413-545-1343

Palmer Hepatitis C Support Group, 2nd Wed. monthly, 6:30 PM. UMass Memorial Wing, Memorial Hospital, Patient Lounge 2nd Fl. , 40 Wright St, John Helin at 413-533-3472

Springfield Hepatitis Support for Spanish Speaking Persons. 2nd Wed. monthly, 3:30-5 PM, Baystate Medical Center, 3300 Main St, Room 335, Pam Brigham/Gladys Vargus 413-794-2255

Springfield Hepatitis Evening Support Group 4th Wed. monthly, 7 PM, Baystate Medical Center, Chestnut Surgical Center, 759 Chestnut St, John Helin at 413794-2255

Springfield Hepatitis Afternoon Support Group 3rd Tues. monthly, 2-3:30 PM, Baystate Medical Center, Community Room, 3300 Main St, 1st Floor, Joanne Dinnie/Patricia Drumm 413-794-2255

Ware Hepatitis C Support Group 2nd Tues. monthly, 6:30 PM, Mary Lane Hospital, Community Health Info Ctr., Conference Room, John Helin at 413-533-3472

Westfield Hepatitis C Support Group, 1st Thurs. monthly, 6:30-8 PM, Noble Hospital, 115 West Silver St, Education Dept, ohn Helin at 413-533-3472

Worcester Hepatitis C Support Group 3rd Tues. monthly, 6-7:30 PM, UMass Memorial Health Care, 55 Lake Ave North, Room H1-776, Gail Bird 508-865-6248 or 508-856-8402


Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Hepatitis C Support Group. Contact Chris Posler 734-572-9355

Battle Creek VA Hepatitis C and Me 3rd Thurs. monthly, 1-2 PM Veterans Administration Medical Center, 4551

Dickman. 2nd Mon. monthly, 4:30-6PM First Presbyterian Church, 111 Capitol NE. Lyn Benjamin 517-2797341

Detroit Henry Ford Hospital Hepatitis C Support Group 3rd Thurs. monthly, 5:30-7PM, Henry Ford Hospital, Education & Research Building, Room 2038C. Terri Robertson PhD or Anne Eshelman PhD (313) 916-7415 trobert2@hfhs.org

Detroit Liver Transplant Support Group 2nd Thurs. monthly, 11AM-12 PM & 4th Tues. monthly 7-8 PM, Henry Ford Hospital. Sheri Silver 313-916-1352

Detroit DMC Hepatitis C Support Group 1st & 3rd Wed. monthly 6:30-8 PM Wayne State University/UIMS Karmanos Center, 4100 John R. St, Room 1237, Lynda Welch RN BSN and Marie LaRochelle NP MSN 313966-6281 lwelch@med.wayne.edu

Gladwin Liver Support Group 2nd Wed. monthly, 5 PM, Mid Michigan Medical Center-Gladwin, Mary Griffore RN 989-246-6291 mary.griffore@midmichigan.org

Grand Rapids Hepatitis C Foundation, 1s Thurs. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, Lacks Cancer Center (Grand Room), 250 Cherry St SE (corner of Lafayette). Mary Adams 616-447-0669 www.mihepc.org

Grand Rapids HIV/AIDS Needle Exchange Mon. & Thurs. 6-8 PM, 343 Atlas. Bill Allen
Huntington Woods Detroit & Suburbs HepC Support Group, 2nd Wed. monthly 7–8:30 PM, Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia. M. Calfin (248) 674-8152 marcuscal@yahoo.com

Lansing Hepatitis C Support Group 517-927-7544

Midland Tri-City Hepatitis Support Group, 3rd Thurs. monthly 7-8:30 PM, United Way Bldg, 220 W. Main St, Room 201. Karen Miller 517-832-8774

Traverse City Hepatitis C and Me of No. MI, 2nd & 4th Sun. monthly, 3 PM, Grace Episcopal Church. Contact Debbie Carlton 231-941-0477


Brooklyn Park/Shoreview Liverhope, 2nd Tues. monthly 7-9 PM, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 N Victoria St, Shoreview. Pat (763) 566-3839

Duluth Hepatitis C Support Group, 1st Tues. monthly, St Luke's Hospital, 4th Fl Conference Rm, Lakeview Bldg. Sherry Johnson 218-249-7990 sjohnson2@slhduluth.com

St. Cloud The Hep C Cats, 3rd Mon. monthly 6 PM, Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Dr, Roy Van Horne 320-266-3515 roypaints@hotmail.com http://Thehepcats.Blogspot.com


Columbia Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance-Transplant Support Group, 1st Wed. monthly 12-1:30 PM, VA Hospital Auditorium, Bruce: 866.434.1975

Columbia Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance-2nd Mon. monthly 7–8:30 PM, University Hospital, Main Street Conference Room, Bruce 866-434-1975

GrandviewHep C-MO Support, Johanna Koskinen 816-767-8472 www.hepcmo.org

Hannibal Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance 2nd Tues. monthly 5:30–7 PM, Marion County Health Dept, 3105 Route N. Bruce 866-434-1975

Jefferson CityMissouri Hepatitis C Alliance, 3rd Sun. monthly 4–5:30 PM, St. Mary’s Hospital Boardroom, 100 St Mary’s Medical Plaza, Bruce 866-434-1975

Kansas City Hep C-MO Support 3rd Mon. monthly and Wed. from 6-8 PM, St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet Dr. Johanna Koskinen 816-767-8472 www.hepcmo.org

North Kansas City Hep C-MO Support 1st Mon. monthly: 6-8 PM, North Kansas City Hospital, 2800 Clay Edwards Dr. Johanna Koskinen 816-767-8472 www.hepcmo.org

Osage BeachMissouri Hepatitis C Alliance 3rd Sun. monthly 1–2:30 PM, Lake Regional Hospital, Conf Room D54 Hospital Dr. Bruce 866-434-1975

Sedalia Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance 2nd Thurs. monthly 7–9 PM, Pettis County Health Dept, 911 E 16th St. Trinka 660-827-1139

SpringfieldMissouri Hepatitis C Alliance 2nd Tues. monthly 6–8 PM, Fire Station #5, 2715 W. Kearney. Gloria (417) 840-4677 globab38@aol.com; lkmac39@aol.com


Bozeman Casey (406) 556-1139

Helena Alan (406) 459-2417 hip2hep@hotmail.com


Carson City Sierra Nevada Hep C & Liver Support, 2nd Mon. monthly, 6-8 PM, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Aspen Auditorium. Sandy Curl 775-883-5415, Paul Saucedo 775-883-3626 carsoncitynvhepc@sbcglobal.net

Las Vegas People Helping People 6:30-7:30 1st Mon. monthly, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Physician's Lounge, 3186 South Maryland Parkway, Sandra Hart, RN (702) 796-9111

Las Vegas People Helping People 6:30 - 7:30 1st Mon. monthly, Option Care of Nevada Health, South Rehabilitation Hospital, Dining Room, 1250 South Valley View Rd (702) 947-0258, Livingston Casey 406556-1139

Reno People Helping People 4th Thurs. monthly 6:30-8:30 PM, Renown Regional Medical Center, Room 101, 1155 Mill St. Darla 775-825-7434; Ken Morgan 530-577-3111hcvtaskforce@cs.com

Sierra Nevada Liver Support For issues concerning transplants please contact Paul Saucedo 775-883-3626 Psauce@aol.com


Hanover/Lebanon/White River Junction Hepatitis Education/Support 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6:30-8 PM, VA Hospital in White River Junction, Yasinski Research Building, Room 129 . Mary Chaffee 802-296-5191 hepccmary@hotmail.com

Keene 3rd Wed. monthly, 7 PM. Family & friends welcome. Cheshire Medical Center. Marianne Parisi 603354-5467
Laconia (Meeting times vary.) Community Wellness Center. Mary Hartman 603-524-3211 ext 3835

Laconia Peer support for newly diagnosed with HCV, Lakes Regional General Healthcare, 80 Highland St. Susan Irving or Darlene Burrows 603-527-2825 or603-524-3211 ext 3041


Brick 1st Tues. monthly, 7-9 PM, Brick Hospital, Lower Level Conference Room. 732-974-5797

Cedar Grove ALF - Contact (800) 223-0179

Central Jersey / Mercer County Peggy Goodale (609) 448-0532 Mgoo500300@aol.com www.geocities.com/pegshepchelp/

Collingswood Joan Geraci 856-931-8312

Florham ParkHep C-Port Group of New Jersey 2nd Wed. monthly 6:30 PM, Affiliates in Gastroenterology,
Suite 110, 195 Columbia Turnpike. Christine 1-973-410-9241 X 26cdalcomine@aigmedical.com

Neptune, Monmouth Co . 3rd Thurs. monthly, 7-9 PM, Jersey Shore Wellness Center Fitness Club, 2020 Hwy 33, 2nd Floor. 732-974-5797

Newark Hepatitis C Anonymous Michele (973) 489-5589

Newark Hepatitis C Education Meeting Last Wed. monthly 12 Noon, St Michael's Medical College, 111 Central Ave, Nancy Scangarello NP 973-877-5645

Passaic PBI Regional Anna Marie 973-365-4752

Secaucus 1st Mon. monthly, 7-8 PM (CALL FIRST)Meadowlands Hospital. Georgine Gallow 201-392-3266

Trenton Co-infection Group Henry J. Austin FQHC 609-278-5918

Voorhees 2nd Tues. monthly 7-9 PM, Except Dec & Summer Meets next to Voorhees Hospital. Henry
Hager, Jr. 856-983-8247


Alamogordo Billy Mack nmagc@tularosa.net

Albuquerque Hepatitis C Support Group 4th Sat. monthly, 9:30 AM, Lovelace Health Center, 2121 Juan Tabo SE. Janet Brown 505-881-6080

Albuquerque Hepatitis C Support Group 3rd Tues. monthly 5- 6 PM, University of NM Hospital 2nd Floor, Manzano room (in Cafeteria) 2211 Lomas Blvd., NE. Louise Smith, RN or Lucinda Yates, RN 505-2723787 LSmith@salud.unm.eduLMYates@salud.unm.edu

Carlsbad 2nd Tues. monthly, Library Annex, Halagueno Park. Mickey Compton (505) 628-3590(hm) or 505-887-2121(wk)

Clovis 1st Thurs. monthly, 6:30 PM, Plains Regional Med Center, Caduceus Room, Michael Owen (505) 760-8351

Farmington 2nd Tues. monthly, 5:30 PM, Life Course Center, Charles Hoffman, MD (505) 326-5359

Farmington 2nd Wed. monthly, 5:30 PM, 2325 E 30th St, Kelly Thompson (505) 327-0773

Grants 1st Wed. monthly, 6 PM. Cibola Counseling Center, PSR Bldg, 906 1st St. Randell 505-287-4059

Hobbs Francisco Ruiz, MD (505) 392-8593

Las Cruces Cindy Lyell (505) 528-5107

Santa Fe Jessie Doyle (505) 983-5631


Albany Hepatitis C Support Group, Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, PC, 1375 Washington Ave S 101. Yvonne Fuller FNP-C, 518-438-4483 www.albanygi.com

Binghampton Dragon Slayers Every 2nd Tues. 6 PM, Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St. Steve Hanankovic 607-798-1706 shanakovic@stapinc.org

(212) 502-7941 Marleny (718) 842-0500 x 224

Nancy (716) 271-2859

(718) 321-1777

Geneva Finger Lakes Hepatitis Support Group 4th Fri. monthly 7 PM,160 N. Main St. Preston Dinkel, (315) 789-4307 dinkel@localnet.com

Lower East Side HCV Support Group Fri. 2:30- 4 PM, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, 25
Allen St. Andrea: (212) 226-6333 x123 andrea@leshrc.org  www.leshrc.org

Manhasset - Long Island, Judy or Gina (718) 595-2805

Melville Mary Beth (516) 393-5076

New York City Beth Israel 2nd Wed. monthly 6 -8 PM, 10 Union Square East, 2nd floor, Conf Center Room #3. Ivanka Zic

New York City Last Wed. monthly, 6 PM, NYU Hospital, 560 1st Ave. (Use the "G"elevators to the 15th floor. Walk thru doors) Ronni Marks and Leena Hong

New York City 3rd Tues. monthly 6 PM, St Vincent's Hospital, Coleman Bldg (Elevator to 12 for Conference Room 1249) 170 West 12th Street near 7th Andy Bartlett

New York City
(212) 502-7941

Port Jefferson
(516) 474-6110

John (716) 377-9330

Wiiliamsville Hepatitis C Support Group 2nd Tues. monthly 6:30-8 PM Erie Community College, North Campus, School of Dental Hygiene-Community Room, Main & Youngs Rd.Judith Shand RN (716) 631-2517 jshand@buffalomedicalgroup.com


Asheboro Hepatitis Support, Randolph Hospital - Patient Welcome Center, 364 White Oak St., Fred DeFriess, 336-626-2203 (H) 336 633-8707 (cell)

Asheville Hep C Hope, Inc, 4th Mon. 6PM, Mahec, 501 Biltmore Ave, David (828) 254-0590; Bob (828) 6690274; Liese (828) 497-1359 http://hepchope.org/

Charlotte Central Carolina Liver Association, 2nd Tues., 7:30 PM, Carolinas Medical Center. Mary Szpara 704888-6944 mmszpara@bellsouth.net

Durham 2nd Tues., 7-9 PM, Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Duke University campus. Pat Bixby, 919-6816819 bixby001@mc.duke.edu

Durham HIV/HCV Co-Infection 3rd Wed. monthly 12 noon, Lincoln Community Health Center, 1301 Fayetteville St., Conference Room B. Donna Tennyson 919-845-2125

Durham Hep C support group for veterans, Every Thurs. 1-2:30 PM, VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St. Emily Baldwin 919 286-0411, ext. 6165

Elizabeth City Peg Kennedy 252-330-4047 pegkennedy@hotmail.com

Hubert Look Upon The Horizon, 2nd Sat. monthly 9-11 AM, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Western Blvd/Memorial Dr, Education Dept., 317 Western Blvd. Susan Chapter 910-326-5529; cell 910-330-3086 hepc2heal@yahoo.com

Jacksonville Hep C 4th Tues. 6-7 PM, Onslow Memorial Hospital, 317 Western Blvd. Susan Chapter 910326-5529 hepc2heal@yahoo.com

Raleigh Liver Disease Support group, 3rd Tues., 7 PM, Raleigh Community Hospital, Karen Salina LPN (919) 845-2125 ksalina0420@yahoo.com

Wilmington 525 Creekwood Rd, Ron Smith 910-686-7233


Bismarck Hepatitis Support Group 3rd Mon. monthly, 7 PM MedCenter One- Outpatient Services Building, 414 N 7th St, Lymm Beiswanger 701-222-4136 or Kevin 701-255-0607 hepcsurvivor@bis.midco.net

Fargo Hepatitis Support Group 1st Tues. monthly, 7 PM, MeritCare Clinic, 737 Broadway, Room B2. Contact Russ Johnson 701-281-0362 or Joann Relling 218-236-7468 maxwfgo@msn.com OR jrelling@wtc-mail.net


Akron Health Dept. Hepatitis Support Group 3rd Wed., 7-8 PM, Professional Center South, 55 South Arch St, Dr. Erme 330-375-2960

Akron (216) 444-8409

Cincinnati 3rd Wed., 7 PM, Drake Center, 151 W. Galbraith. 513-948-2544 www.drakecenter.com

Cleveland 3rd Mon., 7-8 PM, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 216-444-8344

Columbus 3rd Wed. 6 -8 PM OSU Wellness Center, Pavilion Bldg., Room 1066, 2050 Kenny Rd., 888-4757131 www.liverfoundation.org

Columbus Emma (614) 337-1450

Dayton 1st Wed. monthly, 6:30 PM. Dayton VA Hospital, 9th floor Room 9C-100, 4100 W. 3rd St. Peggy 937268-6511

Elyria "New Life Hepatitis C Support Group, Faith Based Hepatitis C Support Group, 3rd Mon. monthly, 7-8 PM

Church of the Open Door, Corner of W. Ridge Rd & Route 113. (440) 323-4644, Cheryl NewLife@HepCSupport.org www.HepCSupport.org

Independence Contact (216) 444-8409

Toledo 3rd Tues., 7-8 PM, Toledo Hospital, Jobst McIntosh Tower- Room F, 1920 Cove Blvd.Mary Mouch 419726-8258 Mary2744@yahoo.com

Toledo Richard (419) 243-5777

Youngstown 1st Mon., 7-8 PM, HM Home Care, 5211 Mahoning Ave. (866) OHIO-ALF


Tulsa Melissa (918) 437-1748

Tulsa Mitzi (918) 282-2323 shrinktogo@sbcglobal.net  www.OklahomaHepCHelp.com 


Coos Bay Sue (541) 688-7329

Eugene 1st Thurs. monthly 6:30-8 PM, Sacred Heart Hospital, Conference Room A, 1255 Hilyard, Phyllis Beck - 541-607-5725 PKBeckinOR@aol.com

Medford Hank (503) 353-8808

Portland/ Gresham (503) 413-7348

Roseburg 2nd Tues. monthly 6-7:30 PM, 832 NW Highland St, Mike 541-440-2761: M-F 9-3 mike@hivroseburg.org


Aston Donna (610) 459-1046

Lansford Joe (717) 645-8685

Allentown/Lehigh Valley Hepatitis C Support Group of the Lehigh Valley ( HEPCLV ) 2nd Thurs. monthly 7:30 PM, Room 3 A/B of Sacred Heart Hospital, 4th and Chew Streets. Jim Weaver 610-852-4563 www.hepclv.org

Delco Hep C Connect Hotline - 1-866-739-1126

Harrisburg (717) 236-7387

Hershey Hepatitis C Support Group 1st Thurs. monthly 7 PM, Room 1010 University Physicians Center of the Milton S, Hershey Medical Center. Dennis E. Haines, facilitator (717) 838-1956, home number. Hershey HC upport@aol.com

Indiana June (724) 459-6049

Lancaster Jean (717) 394-7110

North Wales Lee (215) 362-4955

Panther Valley Joe (717) 645-8685

Philadelphia Center City Support Group 2nd Thurs. monthly 7 PM, Fairmont Health Center, Fairmont and Broad Streets. Amy B. Jessop, PhD, MPH (866) 437-8732 info@heptrec.org

Philadelphia Contact (215) 672-2606 or 800-324-7305

Pittsburgh Chuck (724) 752-1555

Plymouth Deborah (610) 260-1497

Reading/Berks County Gerry (610) 375-4541

Stroudsburg (570) 223-2833

Warminster HepCats Support Group 2nd Mon. monthly: 7-8:30 PM Warminster Hospital - Main Meeting Room, 225 Newtown Rd. Debbie Oswald 215-441-6794 Debra.Oswald@tenethealth.com

Williamsport Hepatitis Outreach Inc Bill Sykes Jr at (570) 323-1491

Woodlyn Chris (610) 461-1946

York/Hanover/Gettysburg Area Paul (717) 259-0192


Providence 4th Mon. monthly, 6-7 PM, Rhode Island Hospital, Donna McNulty 401-444-5280

Providence People Helping People, 2nd & 4th Wed. 7-8:30 PM, Roger Williams Medical Center, 825 Chalkstone Ave, Ambulatory Surgery Waiting Area, Jim (401) 456-2284 jwillsey@rwmc.org


Charleston (843) 792-6871

GreenvilleUpstate Hepatitis C Support Group, Marnie Schwartz 864-906-7660 upstatehepc@bellsouth.net www.myspace.com/upstatehepc

Hilton Head Donna (843) 341-3925 or (843) 785-5191

W. Columbia Becky (803) 796-4251


Chattanooga 2nd Mon. monthly 6:15 PM, Diagnostic Center,2205 McCallie Ave, Conference Rm A, Laureen Brock (423) 265-5241 or Donna Faulkner (423) 877-5649 laurbrck@aol.com OR Dfaulkr423@aol.com

Knoxville 1st Thurs. monthly 7-8:30 PM, Univ. of TN Med Center, Laboratory Annex Bldg., Med Tech Buiilding- Enter Lower Level, follow posted signs to Upper Level. Faye (865) 986-5982 or Ann (865)4947225 Faywreynolds@aol.com

Lenoir City Faye (865) 986-5982

Memphis Mid-South Transplant 3rd Thurs. monthly 6:30 PM, Main Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Conf. Room A, Zola Burgess (901)328-4438

Memphis 3rd Wed. monthly 6 PM, St Francis Hospital. Shirley Durst (901)853-4606 ndurst@midsouth.rr.com

Memphis 1st & 3rd Tues. monthly 1 PM , VA Hospital, 877 Jefferson Ave, CW 202-B. Ms. Garner (901)523-8990ext 5573

West Knoxville 1st Tues. monthly 6:30 PM. Contact Jacque Prince, NP 865-531


Austin 3rd Wed. monthly 6:30 PM, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 4001 SpeedwayJerry Martinez 512750-8547 jmartinez22002@yahoo.com http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Hepatitis_austin/

Austin Julie (512) 244-2273

Austin - South 2nd Wed., 6 –7:30 PM South Austin Hospital, Doctors’ Dining Room, 901 W. Ben White Blvd,
Facilitator: Kara Wright, PA karawright@hotmail.com

Austin –North 1st & 3rd Thurs. 6:30 PM, Central Texas Gastroenterology, Suite 235, 12201 Renfert Way. Facilitator: Kelley Covert-Seiler: 512-719-4370 kcseiler@austin.rr.com

Bay City Jeff La Viola (979) 323-8361

Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland Golden Triangle Support Group 3rd Thurs., 7 PM, Old Terminal, 5000 Jerry Ware Dr. 409-727-0490 Facilitator: Kathy Bailey bailey2@vis-fx.com

Bedford–Hurst - Euless 2nd Tues., 7 PM, Bedford Medical Center, Edwards Cancer Center Classroom E, 1612 Hospital Parkway, Louise Henson 817-267-8470

Bryan – College Station , 3rd Tues., 6:30 PM, Apt 4, 2401 Rountree Dr. Sharon Sheffield 979-823-5032"

Bryan – College Station 1st Wed., 6:30 PM, St. Joseph Hospital Education Annex,

Suite 100, 3030 East 29th St. Sharon Sheffield 979-823-5032 hepsharon@hotmail.com

Clear Lake 3rd Thurs., 7 PM, St. John Doctor's Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, 18100 St. John Dr, Carol Walker 281-334-7132 or 713-828-3299 carowalk@aol.com

Conroe/Woodlands 2ndWed., 7 PM, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Dining Room A, 504 Medical Center Blvd. Carol Schansema 936-441-5106 hcvcarol@yahoo.com

Corpus Christi 1st and 3rd Tues. 7 PM, First Christian Church, Room 603, 3401 Santa Fe. Billy Fuls 361993-9266 apogon2@grandecom.net

Dallas 4th Tues., 6:30 PM (it varies – call first ) Baylor University Medical Center, Truett Bldg., Basement, Green Room, 3500 Gaston Ave., Sharon Bruer, RN, CCRC 214-820-1737 sharonb@BaylorHealth.edu

Dallas 2nd Thurs., 6:30 PM, Presbyterian Medical Center, Fogelson Bldg., Classroom B, 8200 Walnut Hill Lane. Patricia Havens 214-345-7036 patpettyhavens@yahoo.com

Dallas HEPHOP (972) 278-2911 Colleen (972) 625-4274 Vicky (214) 345-6999

El Paso Last Thurs., 6:30 PM St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell. Trish Owen 915-751-5600

Fort Worth Liver Disease Support Group of Fort Worth, Patient Care Center of University of North Texas, Health Science Center,855 Montgomery St. Mike Wallace (817)907-6115 http://ldsgofw.com

Galveston 1st Thurs., 6:30 PM Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St. Sam Critz 409737-4407 samule@ev1.net

Granbury 4th Thurs. (except Nov. and Dec.) 7 PM, Lake Granbury Medical Center, 2nd Floor Conf. Rm, 1310 Paluxy Rd. Denise Bradley 817-219-4458 denisebradleyrmt@yahoo.com

Houston Priscilla (800) 725-4837, Shari (713) 626-4959

Houston - Central 1st Tues., 7 PM, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Payne Education Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 203, 717

Sage Rd. Tony Peale 713-406-4111, Dave Erickson, Ph.D. 832-355-8758 hep88@ev1.net; derickson@sleh.com

Houston - Memorial City 3rd Wed., 7 PM , Memorial City Hospital, 2nd Floor, Classroom A, 920 Frostwood.
John Bickers 713-783-9334 johnbickers@hotmail.com

Houston - Northwest 2nd Mon., 7 PM, Methodist Hospital, Willowbrook Room C, First Floor, 18220 Tomball Parkway. Jana Turco 713-560-9374 cjanaturco@yahoo.com

Houston - St. Luke's 4th Tues., 6-7:30 PM (except December – No Meeting) Adult Liver Transplant, Cooley Bldg., Level B1, Green Elevators, Conf. Rm A, C068, 6720 Bertner Ave. Paula Waller, LMSW-ACP 832-3552035, Karen Fielder, LMSW-ACP 832-355-2633 pwaller@sleh.com

Lake Jackson 2nd & 4th Mon., 7 PM, Brazosport Memorial Hospital, Education Classroom, 100 Medical Dr. Clifford and Shirley Toner 979-848-1075 tonercs@yahoo.com

Livingston 3rd Thurs., 7 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 910 N. Washington. Robert Will 936-563-4339 robert@escapees.com

Longview East Texas HCV Support Group 2nd Tues. monthly 6:30-8:30 PM, Good Shepherd Medical Center 5th Floor, Fourth and Hwy 80. Sharon Phillips 903-291-9700

Lufkin Texas Liver Coalition Vicki (936) 824-2167

Marble Falls 1st and last Tues., 7 PM First United Methodist Church, 1101 Blue Bonnet Randy Thompson 830-693-4111

North East Texas Support, Red River County & Lamar County. Charlotte Rozell
903-632-5617 Day: 903/427-3874 rozell@argontech.net

Pasadena 1st Thurs., 7 PM, 2016 Cherrybook, Michael Brown 832-372-9052 mbrown@shrinenet.org

San Angelo 3rd Tues. at 7 PM, St. John's Hospital Campus Auditorium, 2018 Pulliam St. Victor Warren 325
658-4402 shovelrider@highstream.net

San Antonio Hepatitis C Support Group of San Antonio "Dragon Slayers". 1st Tues. monthly 7-8:30 PM, San Antonio Christian Church, Education Bldg, 6131 DeZavala Rd. Bobby Japhet (210) 690-9011 or (210) 3867468 rfj@satx.rr.com or thunder@satx.rr.com http://myspace.com/hepc_dragon_slayers

San Antonio-North Central 2nd Tues., 7 PM, Northwest Park Baptist Church, 8550 Bowens Crossing, Kelly Hyland 210-681-1229 khyland8@hotmail.com

Sherman 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 PM, Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Boyd Room, 500 North Highland. Lyndell Rice 580296-2810 lyndell@cherokeetel.com

Sugarland Priscilla (800) 725-4837

Temple 2nd Wed., 6 PM, Scott & White Memorial Hospital Conference Center, Room 212-B, 2400 South 31st St. Richard McBride, RN 254-724-2388 rmcbride@swmail.sw.org

Texarkana 1st Tues., 6:30 PM, Christus St. Michael Health Center, 2600 St. Michael Blvd. Margaret Thomas 903-796-7289

Texas City 3rd Tues., 7 PM, #138 9300 E. F. Lowry Expressway. Rosie Morales, RN, MSN, FNP
Phone: 409-925-1010 romorale@utmb.edu; rmorales2@shrinenet.org

Tomball Terri (281) 357-0511

Tyler (903) 595-5101

Victoria Liver Disorder/Hepatitis C 2nd Tues., 6 PM, Northside Baptist Church, Genesis Room, 4100 N. Laurent St. Johanna Wrinkle 361-572-9395 ejwrinkle@aol.com

Waco 3rd Thurs., 6 PM, Providence Medical Center, Classroom #1, 6900 Medical Parkway. Ernie Gilbert 254-755-7879 lifematch@hot.rr.com

Witchita Falls Traci (940) 766-4344

Woodlands (281) 367-7757


Salt Lake City Hepatitis C Support Group -- HCAAF, Hepatitis C Action and Awareness Foundation, 1st & 3rd Tues. monthly 6:30-8 PM, 1063 East 3300 South Street Suite 102. Bruce Hatch, 801-558-8131, Mick Worthen 801-649-3877, Amber (801) 534-4620 Hatchling58@comcast.net www.hcaaf.org


Brattleboro 1st & 3rd Mon. monthly, 7-8:30 PM Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Conference Room B, Jay Sabine 802-257-7592 after 5 PM.

Burlington 2nd Wed. monthly, 6-7:30 PM, Community Health Center, 617 Riverside Ave . Betsey 802-3558936 bplord@adelphia.net

Rutland Hepatitis & Liver Support, 3rd Wed. monthly 6:30-8 PM, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 5th Floor
Library. Pat 802-773-2313 Apam037@aol.com


Falls Church 3rd Tues. monthly 7:30 PM, Center for Liver Disease, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Conference Room F. 703-208-6647 or Angela Wheeler 703-776-5487

Norfolk Sally (757) 473-9613

Roanoke 4th Tues. monthly 7 PM, Lewis-Gale Foundation, 3807 Brandon Ave, Suite 1000. Judith Hagadorn 540-774-4022


Bellingham Hepatitis C Support Group 3rd Mon. monthly 6:30 PM, Health Support Center, 1212 Indian St. 1-800-218-6932

Everett Scott (425) 339-0888

Lincoln County Ginny (509) 725-3001

Monroe Connie (360) 793-3360

Seattle Holistic 4th Mon. every other month, 7 PM, Fremont Baptist Church. 206-732-0311

South County/Burien 206-732-0311 or 1-800-218-6932 sara@hepeducation.org

Tacoma Pierce County Hepatitis C Support Group 4th Wed. monthly 6:30-8:30 PM. WINTER: 2nd Sat. monthly 1 -3 PM, T.A.C.I.D., 6315 19th St , Kitty Candelaria 360-692-0795 candelarianhci@hotmail.com  www.nationalhepatitiscinstitute.org

Walla Walla 1-800-218-6932

Wenatchee 2nd Sun monthly, 2 PM, Wellness Place. 1-800-218-6932 http://frontline-hepatitis-awareness.com

Whidbey Island Janis (360) 678-6095

Yakima 4th Mon. monthly, 7 PM, Wellness House 1-800-218-6932


Parkersburg Hepatitis C Support Group for Substance Abusers Every other Wed. 9 AM, 184 Holiday Hills Dr. Chrissy Parsons (304) 420-2400 cparsons@crchealth.com


Appleton/Fox Valley HOPE Support Group 3rd Mon. monthly 7 PM, The Genesis Club, 1213 N Appleton St. John 920-766-7702, Molly_shine@sbcglobal.net

Beloit Area Community Health Center, 74 Beloit Mal. 608-361-0311

Casper Michelle Starkey chellat919@aol.com

Glendale ALF 4927 Lydell Ave. 414-961-4936

Madison UW Hospital & Clinics, 600 Highland Ave, Room H6/215 (608) 263-1142

Milwaukee Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Conference Rm A&B 414-805-2732

Racine Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group-All Saints, 3rd Wed. monthly (except Dec.)
5:30-7 PM, Library & Community Resource Center, 3801 Spring St (main lobby by gift shop) Arlene
McEntegart, NP 262-687-8370 arlene.mcentegart@wfhc.org

Sheboygan Falls Dragon Fighters of Washington County (also serving Ozaukee & Sheboygan Counties) 920467-2254 http://groups.msn.com/DragonFightersofWashingtonCounty

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12.1.0 What Else is Important to Know about HCV?

Hepatitis C FAQ

12.2.2 Canada