Are you at risk for hepatitis?
It doesn’t take very much exposure to become one of the millions of Americans who have contracted the disease. It’s blood-borne, meaning that individuals who inject drugs or engage in unprotected sex are at high risk. It only takes one injection or unprotected sexual encounter, in fact, to become infected.
At Tarzana Treatment Centers, our mission includes health education as well as treatment. Here is everything you need to find out if you are at risk, how you can be tested, and where you can get treatment if you test positive for hepatitis.
Obviously, if you fit into one of the groups mentioned above, you are at risk. Blood-borne diseases can be tricky, though, and can pass from person to person in many ways. For example, if you were born between 1945 and 1965, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that you get tested for hepatitis C because the infection rates in that group are 5 times higher than all others. So we are providing a link, here, where you can see if you are at risk in other ways. Click the link below for the assessment:
If you need a test, Tarzana Treatment Centers has you covered. We are providing free hepatitis testing, funded by the CDC, at our Central location in Tarzana, at our needle exchange sites, and at our medical clinics. You can find the addresses to these sites on our Locations page <link> or by calling 818-996-1051.
For those who test positive for hepatitis, we provide medical care at our Reseda Medical Clinic. We have many years of experience treating medical issues that result from drug use and sexual transmission, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. And, since we are an integrated healthcare facility, we can provide you with care for related health issues.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.