Toronto Community Hepatitis C Program

The Toronto Community Hepatitis C Program (TCHCP) is a partnership between South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Regent Park Community Health Centre and Sherbourne Health Centre. It was established in 2006 to assist people living with Hepatitis C, who primarily use drugs and/or alcohol, and/or have mental health issues/illness, and/or HIV/HCV co-infection, and who have had difficulty accessing treatment and care. It is a multidisciplinary program offering medical care, treatment, support and education all under one roof. We work in a holistic and harm reduction framework.

The program is centered around group support. Please contact us to find out when our next Introduction to Hep C group begins. During this group you will also met with a nurse and learn more about your Hep C and if you might be eligible for Hep C treatment.  The Treatment Group runs weekly and TTC and food are offered. The Hepatitis C clinic runs at the same time. 

Check out the TCHCP's new program guide. The TCHCP is an innovative, client-centred, collaborative care model of Hepatitis C treatment, support and education for people who have difficulty accessing hospital-based Hepatitis C care. The guide describes how services are provided, discusses program outcomes, and tells client stories. It also provides an overview of key program components that have been critical to our success which we feel could be transferable to other health conditions.

Hepatitis C patients can have access to:

  • Physician
  • Hepatitis C Treatment Nurse
  • Nurses
  • Case Manager
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Hepatitis C Coordinator
  • Hepatitis C Community Support Workers

We offer:

  • Hepatitis C information and treatment
  • Advocacy
  • Support
  • Informal counseling
  • Harm reduction counselling and supplies
  • Group support
  • Patient accompaniments
  • Referrals to doctors, nurses, counselors/case managers, detox, housing workers, shelters  

 

 

Program Eligibility: 
Hepatitis C positive people who have had difficulty accessing treatment and care for their Hepatitis C. Priority for people who are uninsured, use substances and/or have mental health issues.
Program Offered in the Following Languages: 
English
Program Location: 
South Riverdale Community Health Centre: 1st floor for program staff 2nd floor for clinic; 4th floor for group support
Program Time and Hours: 
Hepatitis C Group and clinic Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Hepatitis C drop in for information and referrals Mondays 10am-12pm Staff onsite Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Program Contact: 

Zoe Dodd

(416) 461-1925, ext. 247

Paula Tookey

(416) 461-1925, ext. 205

Shannon Taylor

(416) 461-2493 ext. 846
Are appointments required for this program?: 
Yes
Do participants need to register for this program?: 
Yes