Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Do you know about the Living Healthy Community Clinic - if not, you should

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. In this show, host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour talking with medical professionals from the Living Healthy Community Clinic which serves uninsured or underinsured persons in the Oshkosh, Wisc. area. In this hour, you'll find out how the clinic got its start, who they serve, what services they provide and about their new outreach efforts to the Hispanic community, as well as who their partners and supporters are, and how you can help them help others, or get help yourself, if you need it. Watch the program here: https://youtu.be/REWqr8S_zXw

In the meantime, the Living Healthy Community Clinic is starting to treat patients with Hepatitis C. Dr. Basiliere is working with a local gastroenterologist to offer treatment at the clinic for patients who qualify.

To qualify for the treatment the person must have lab work and enroll in the medication assistance program. To qualify for medication assistance you must be uninsured and not eligible for government programs, such as Medicare or Medicaid. You must also fall within the income guidelines.

If people are concerned about having Hepatitis C and have never been tested they can call the clinic. They can offer free testing for those without insurance.

Some risk factors for Hepatitis C:  
-  If you were born between 1945-1965; 
You have shared needles with anyone; 
You have had a blood transfusion prior to 1992

For more information, please call the clinic 920-424-1242. 


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