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City:Birmingham, AL 35223
Address:4 Office Park Circle, Suite 304
Contact:Virginia Greene
Phone:(205) 879-0354

Gulf Coast Liver Disease Support Group
The meetings will be held at the Conference Center, USA Knollwood Park Hospital
5600 Girby Road, Mobile, Al
Activities Include:
Monthly Group Meetings, Monthly Newsletter, Educational Programs, Member sharing, Volunteer Opportunities
The Gulf Coast Liver Disease Support Group will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month and is open to all adult liver disease patients and their families. A presentation by physicians, nurses and other allied health personnel will open each meeting, followed by ample time for interaction amoung the participants so that we can all learn from each other's experiences. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but we ask that you register prior to the meeting. To register for the next meeting or if you need additional information or directions, Call 334-471-7905

Contact:Cheri Murphy in Soldotna


Hepatitis Education & Patient Coalition
PO Box 40741
Mesa, AZ 85274-0741
Contact person - Sharon Nicholson
Email: HepatitisCinAZ@aol.com
Join our e-group mailing list online at:
We meet at Desert Samaritan Hospital - Mesquite room (near the cafeteria)
1500 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
The second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of the Month
From I-10 take Highway 60 East to Mesa
Take Dobson rd North (left)
Hospital is on immediate Left
Associated website:
Hepatitis A, B, C's - http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/hepatitis_abc


Harbor City, CA Support Group Date: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 25825 South Vermont Ave
Harbor City, California
In the main hospital 1st floor, Conference Room 1
Contact person: Kathy Svicarovich RN
Phone: 310 257-6244

If you would like to start a group in your community, please email Alan at sfhepcat@msn.com
You can also call the HCV Support Group Hotline at (415) 676-4888 for a listing of support groups and events sponsored by the Hepatitis C Support Project.

Support group
Meets every 3rd Wednesday at the Nutrition Shoppe
983 Alamo Dr.
Vacaville, CA
Contact person is Jim Melvin
Phone: (707) 446-4666

City:Bakersfield, CA
Contact:Terry McGuire

City:Oakland, CA
When: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month @ 2:00 PM
Address:WORLD - 414 13TH Steet
Phone: 510/597-0141

City:San Diego, CA 92108
Address:2820 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 306G
Contact: Phyllis Borchardt
Phone:(619) 291-5483

City:Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Address:21439 Blossom Hill Lane
Contact: Russell D. Hamilton, Sr
Phone: (909) 369-3108

City:San Rafael, CA 94915-0421
Address:P.O. Box 150421
Contact: Cres VanKeulen
Phone:(415) 258-1682

Back to Life Southern California
Meets 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
Contact: Carol Craig
Phone: 949-654-4250
Email: GLITTERS12@aol.com

Let's Talk
Meets 1st Monday of Each Month
VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Contact: Hepatitis Clinic
Phone: 562-494-5933

City:Walnut Creek, CA.
Place:John Muir Medical Center
When:Feb 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 20, Dec 18
Contact:Ann Wegner, ALF-Support Group for all Liver Diseases

City:Santa Cruz, CA.
Place: Dominican Hospital Education Building, room 2B
When:3rd Monday of each month
Time:7:30 p.m
Contact:Jerry Kelly
Phone:(408) 438-7187

City:Victorville, CA.
Place:Easter Seals Office
Contact:Laura Fieker, Director High Desert Liver Support Group
Phone:619-955-1934 or 619-951-1737
Notes:We have a newly formed support group. High Desert Liver Support Group. Thanking you in advance.

New Hepatitis C Support Group
When: Third Thursday of every month
Next meeting June 18
Sequoia Hospital Health and Wellness Services
333 Main St
City: Redwood City, Cailfornia
Contact: Co-leaders: Lucinda Porter, RN and Ginny Morrow, RN,MS
650.367.5998 for more information
Free and Fun

Where: Providence St. Joseph Med Cntr l; 501 S. Buena Vista
City: Burbank, CA 91505
When: Wednesdays, 7-9pm either Lockheed rooms 2nd floor main lobby or Aud. main floor, east wing
Contact: Kim Bailey (818)768-4162

Kern Hepatitis Assoc
1st and 3rd MOnday of the month at 7 PM
1600 D Street Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: 661-834-3196

The Marin Liver Disease Support Group
Meets every second thursday of each month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Location: The Novato Unified School District Building at 1015 Seventh Street City: Novato, CA 94945
Facilitator: Bill Remak Contact: 1-800-292-9099 or (415) 485-8829
E-Mail: wmremak@pacbell.net

The Petaluma Hepatitis C Support Group
Meets at the Redwood Health Library
Address: 314 Western Avenue
City: Petaluma, CA 94952
Time: Every Fourth Thursday from 7 pm to 8:30 Pm
Contact: (707)778-9114 or(800)292-9099
e-mail: AmLivernc@aol.com
Facilitator: Bill Remak

Humboldt Hopefuls: Heppers Helping Heppers
When: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 pm.
Location: Redwood Lodge, Rohner Park, Fortuna CA 95540
For info: Contact Patty @ 707-725-1281; If the line is "blocked" (caller id feature) hit * (star) 82 then the phone number.
Loving, relaxed support, fellowship and friendship in a confidential setting. They often have guestbook speakers and special presentations, and snacks are always served.

City:Wheat Ridge, CO 80034.
Address:P.O. Box 117.
Contact:Lee Gerstner
Phone:(303) 940-3664

Name: HepConnections offers a number of support groups, a monthly newsletter, patient information kits, and a telephone support line.
City:Denver, CO 80220
Address: 1714 Poplar St.
Contact: Director - Ann Jesse
Phone:(303) 393-9395 or (800) 522-HEPC
NEW: The Hepatitis Help Line toll-free number is 1-800-390-1202. Callers receive general information about hepatits B or hepatitis C infection, support group information, and educational materials that are sent through the mail. In addition, Hepatitis Help Line counselors can provide callers with the names of gastroenterologists, hepatologists and infectious disesase specialists who are experienced in treating hepatitis B and hepatitis C. They can also schedule appointments during the call.

City: Colorado Springs, CO
Where: Health Learning Center; 1644 Medical Center Point (at Union & Fillmore)
When: 3rd Thursday every month; 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact: 719-528-5575 (Jane) or 719-574-9496 (Lance)

City:Woodbridge, CT 06525
Address:1 Bradley Road, Suite 405; Box 4062
Contact: Norma Pisetsky
Phone:(203) 397-5433


Gainesville Hepatitis C Support Group
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 NW53rd Ave. Room 220
Gainesville, Fl
When:meets 2nd Tues. of every month from 7:00p.m.-8:30 p.m. and on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Contact: email sstreit58@hotmail.com or by phone at 352-265-0680 ext 46524 or 352-334-3800
Anyone affected by Hepatitis C is welcome
Directions: drive north on 43rd St. past 39th Ave. At the next major intersection, take a right onto 53rd Ave. The church entrance (you will not see church) is about a half-mile on the left. Meeting is in room 220, upstairs, on the 2nd floor of the front building.

Ocala, FL Support Group
First Monday evening of the month
7-9:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
5 SE 17th Street, Ocala, FL
Support Group Director: Gary (352) 694-1255

We have started a support group for people with hepatitis/liver disease. Everyone is welcome...spouses, family members as well as anyone that is simply interested in information!
The group meets at The Polk County Health Department in the Conference Room. The address is: 3241 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
We meet the third Thursday of every month.
For further information please contact Jan DAlessandro RN - (863) 680-7385
From time to time we also arrange to have speakers who have information to share on a variety of topics from the latest in treatment to suggestion on nutrition. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarasota Hepatitis C Support Group, Florida Gulf Coast
Phone:(941) 921-2781 or (407) 238-2368
Fax: (941) 923-3866
Email: Yasir@gate.net

City:Tampa, Fla.
Place: University Community Hospital's Health Source at University Square Mall
Address:Fowler Ave.
When: 7:00-8:45pm; The first Monday of each month starting May 5th, 1997
Phone: (813)899-9255

City:Tampa, FL 33623-6092
Address:P.O. Box 26092
Contact:Peggy Tatka Phone:(813) 689-7136

Hepatitis Awareness, Boca Raton - at Boca Raton Community Hospital
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton,FL
Rapid Care Entrance/Radiation Oncology
Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM
Info: 954-587-3777

Hepatitis Awareness, Miami-Dade County
Palmetto General Hospital
2001 West 68th Street
(826 & 122 Street) 7100 Building, Conference Room 2
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM
Info: 954-587-3777

Hepatitis Support Group
West Palm Beach,FL
Info: 561-434-0092

Hep-C ALERT Support Groups
Hep-C ALERT Hotline 877-HELP-4-HEP

Hepatitis C Support Group
Who: People With Hep C, Family, Friends
What: Support Group
Where: The Jewish Community Center (JCC) - 600 Auburn Rd Venice, FL off of East Venice Ave at Auburn and Kennedy
When: The 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00P.M. (exceptions: Sept 20th/ Nov 29th)
Why: To Help Each Other out with Information and Concern
Questions Please Call Stacy 485-4744 Or Lee 485-0232

City:Atlanta, GA 30342
Address:4250 Wieuca Overlook, NE
Contact:Helen Gitlin
Phone: (404) 255-1648

City: Douglasville, Georgia
Where: Douglas Medical Center
When: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, from 7-9 pm.
Contact: Jerry or Tabitha at 770-947-4082 for more info

I am trying to put together a support group for hepatitis C folks in my area. I live just outside of Augusta Georgia, and very close to South Carolina (North Augusta). This area is called the "Central Savanah River Area" (CSRA). Anyone interested in joining this support group, or just attending a meeting, please contact me directly, at my email address. This will be a very non-formal type of group, allowing heppers to voice their ideas, and exchange stories, etc. Thanks Richard

Hi! My name is Janet and I live in the Savannah, Georgia area and would like to start a support group for people living with HCV. Since I don't quite know how to go about this anyone in my area may contact me at my e-mail address, Price227@aol.com , and we'll muddle through it together! Hope to hear from someone soon!

City: Honolulu Hi.
Place: St Francis Hospital
When: Third Wednesday of each month
Time:7:30 PM
Contact:St Francis Hospital Liver Center
Phone: 808-547-6541

City: Lihue, Kauai Hi.
Place: Wilcox Hospital, Conference Room A
Time:6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m
Phone:(808) 826-7825

Kula Hospital, 204 Kula Highway,
Kula, Maui, HI 96790
We meet the first Monday of every month @ 7pm
Contact person: Steve, address as above, [w] (808)876-4365 or [h] (808)878-6984
email: nursesteve@excite.com

City:Boise, Idaho
Place:St. Alphonsus Medical Center board room
When:3rd Tuesday of every month (first meeting is April 15, 1997)
Time:7-9 p.m.
Contact: Steve email

City:Chicago, IL 60606
Address:225 W. Washington Street, Suite 2249
Contact:Paul Ladniak
Phone: (312) 419-7086

Rock River Valley Hepatitis-C networking/support Group
Harlem Unted Methodist Church/ 8401 NorthAlpine Road/ Rockford, Il.(odd months)
Brooke Road United Methodist Church/ 1404 Brooke Road/ Rockford, Il (even months)
Every third thursday of the month we meet@ 6:45pm
P.O. Box 8694
Rockford, Il 61126-8694
Contact: Jill Stein by email at scoopiesmom@yahoo.com

City:Davenport, IA 52807
Address:4510 Fairhaven Court
Contact:Patti ErpeldingHelen Gitlin
Phone:(319) 359-1994

Group Name:The Ark
Website: http://www.mibor.net/sites/smurphy/hepc.htm
Contact:Glenna Gebauer 317-838-002 or Leah Van Meter 317-881-4274
City:Indpls, In
When: 12:00 noon every 3rd Saturday
Where: Westside Church of the Nazarene; 8610 W. 10th Street
Group is supported by Amgem and Schering Pharmaceuticals. Call for more details.

City:Iowa City/Coralville/Cedar Rapids, IA
Notes:Group under development. Please call to get details.

City:Cedar Rapids, IA 42402
When:Second Wednesday of each month
Where:St. Luke's Hospital
Address:1026 A Ave
Time:7 pm
Contact:Vikki Erickson

City:Wichita, Kansas
When:Meets 3rd Thurs. each Month; 7:00 PM
Contact:Vikki Shaw; email

Lafayette Hepatitis Support Group
City: Lafayette, Louisiana
Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday Nights of each month
For more information, contact:
Christine Pullum (337) 981-0220 or Michael Axelrod (337) 988-4424
Web: http://dustydog.org/support


Help & Hope For Hepatitis Support Group
Dawn M. Stewart, Founder, Facilitator
58 Rockywood Lane
Baltimore, MD 21221
Phone: 410-574-1146
Email: Hope4hepatitis@aol.com
When: first Wednesday of every month at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson, MA from 7 - 9 p.m.
The Help and Hope for Hepatitis Support Group is open to any and all interested individuals regardless of who treats you or whether you are being treated, and is designed to offer participants emotional suppport and information necessary to cope more effectively with chronic Hepatitis C and B. The meetings are free of charge, and discussions are strictly confidential. At this initial meeting, we will poll all members to determine what YOU want in YOUR support group, and design the ongoing monthly meetings according to what you want.

Address:Laurel Library, 507 Seventh Street
When:every 2nd Saturday of the month; 10:30am to noon
Contact:Tim at 301-681-8678 or by email at bear47@hotmail.com

City: Ocean City-Berlin Maryland
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room; Berlin, MD
Contact: For more information e-mail dreamer@dmv.com

Living With Hepatitis Support Group
Frederick County Health Department, entrance C
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21701
Geraldine Frank - Facilitator
Phone: 301- 694-0245
Meeting time: 7pm-8:30pm
They meet the 4th Thursday of the month, with the exception of June, July and Aug.

John Hopkins Hospital
Meetings: The first Thursday of each month
Time: 6-7:30 pm, at our Greenspring location
Address: 10755 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
No meetings in July and August
Facilitator is Joyce Maygers, RN, MSN, jmaygers@jhmi.edu, or Jennifer Hayes, RN, BSN, jhayes@jhmi.edu
Call 410-614-2229 for information, or send email to either of the addresses above.

City:Newton, MA 02160
Address:246 Walnut Street, Suite 401
Contact: Judi Kaplan Elkin
Phone:(617) 527-5600

City:Northampton, Massachusetts
Address:Meets at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital
When:1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:7:30 P.M.
Contact: Suzanne Sickler
Phone: (413) 527-0946

City:Framingham, MA
Place:MetroWest Medical Center at Framingham Union Hospital(Nursing Building, second floor)
When:Second Monday of each month
Time:5:30-7:00 PM
Contact:Maureen Cormier
Phone:(508) 383-1235

City:Beverly, MA
Place:Beverly Hospital, Second floor conference room (ask at main desk)
When:Third Monday of each month
Time:7 - 9PM
Contact:Dave Scherman (email: dscherm@tiac.net) or Laura Rea (email: lrea@usa1.com)

City:Northampton, MA
Place:Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Elm Street; in either the Dakin conference room or Conference Room 2
When:First and third Wednesday of the month
Time:7:30 PM

City:Detroit/Metro Area, MI
Place:Henry Ford Hospital
When:First meeting - Thursday, July 25
Phone:Not available
Notes:There also may be evening meetings planned

City: Detroit
Contact: Ann Eshelman, MSW, PhD at 313-876-2523

City: Union City
Contact: Linda or Robert at 517-279-7341

City: West Michigan
Contact: Mary Kolanowski at 616-336-9351 or 800-324-7305

Hep C Support Group (Mutual Self Help, small group discussion)
When: Monday, Dec 6, 1999
Where: U. Of M. Main Hospital, Room 2C108, Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Phone: (734) 615-0158

City:Rochester, MN 55902
Address:615 Eighth Avenue, SW
Contact:Sylvia Aronson
Phone:(507) 289-0914

Every second Tuesday of each month.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Shoreview, MN
Contact:Deb Nambiar
Address:3920 Victoria St.
City:Shoreview, MN 55126
Phone:((612) 780-0108


City:St. Louis, MO 63114
Address:2667 Midland Ridge
Contact: Nancy Marsh
Phone:(314) 428-7973

S.W. Missouri Hepatitis and Liver Support Group
We meet at the Neosho Recreation Center, 417 Fairground Rd., Neosho, Mo., 64850.
For more Information contact: Donna Carnicle by phone at 417-451-7969 or email: dcarnicle@joplin.com or contact Reta Liles by phone at 417-455-0784 or email: reliles@earthlink.net

City: St. Joseph, Mo.
Heartland East Hospital, in the Private Dining room #4 , near the cafeteria in Heartland East
Time: the last Wednesday of every month at 7-8 pm Scherring-Plough's representative will to be there.
Contact: Terri (816) 233-5637 or e-mail Teri344@aol.com or Terri344@yahoo.com

Mid-MO HEP'C'HOPE support group
When: Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month
Where: University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri (we use the main lobby conference room
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Facilitator: Bruce (email bburkett@socket.net)
For more information call 573-682-1714

Mid-Missouri Hepatitis C Support Group
Meets every third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Mercy Medical Clinic in St Robert Missouri.
Contact: dimples@jobe.net

NEBRASKA (OMAHA): Hepatitis C Foundation sponsored support group.
For information contact Kay Helms (402)398-1487 or (800)324-7305.

Hepatitis C Support Group (Sponsored by Option Care)
4300 W. Charleston / Southwest Medical Associates
Southwest Medical Auditorium
Meets: 3rd Mon of each month - 6PM - 7:30PM
Contact: Laura 947-0258
This is an educational group with guestbook speakers every month from the medical community.

Las Vegas Hepatitis Support Group
(Sponsored by Mister Greengenes Nutrition Center & Juice Bar)
3315 E. Russell Rd #A3 (Russell Rd & Pecos)
Von's Shopping Center
Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month - 7PM - 9PM
Contact: Charles 450-2100
Discussion & review of nutritional alternatives for Hepatitis C with guestbook speakers.

The Hep Encounter Support Group
Trinity United Church (no religious affiliation)
6151 W. Charleston Blvd. (Charleston & Jones - small bldg. to the left of the church)
Held the 1st Thursday of the month
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Email: stocks_blondes@lvcm.com
Phone: (702) 228-3246
Meetings are strictly confidential & held free of charge. Refreshments will be served

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Hepatitis C Foundation sponsored support group.
For information contact Roberta Glenn (603)652-4326, Ed Nash (603)742-4732 or (800)324-7305.

There is a support group (HCV) that meets the last Thursday of each month, in the basement of the Derry Public Library, in Derry NH. The group starts at 6:30 PM, and goes on for a couple of hours. Information on HCV is readliy available, as well as discussion, and guestbook speakers. Please contact Phyllis @603-421-2409 for additional info/directions.


Mercer County Hepatitis Support Group
Meetings on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month at 7:00 PM. Meetings last 60-90 minutes depending on the occasion.
Where: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital - Hamilton Corner of Klockner & Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton Square, NJ; HRHN Conference Room adjacent to Library - Main Hospital Entrance
Contact: Peggy Goodale (609) 448-0532 or e-mail Mgoo500300@aol.com

Name:HCV Anonymous
Address: 384 Seventh Ave.
City/State: Newark, NJ 07107
When: Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Summit, NJ: Last Friday of every month; 7:30PM, Conference Rm#2; Overlook Hospital;
Contact Sue at 908-769-7179

City:New Brunswick, NJ
Place:Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
When:first Fri. of every month
Time:7:30 PM
Contact:Barbara Verb
Phone:908-937-8820 or 908-828-3000

Name:Hepatitis Foundation International
Address:30 Sunrise Terrace
City:Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Phone:201-239-1035 or 1-800-891-0707

Name: Christ Hospital
Address:176 PALISADE AVE
When:Tuesday evening at 7PM in the staff conference room Note: This is the schedule for 1999: AUG 17, SEPT. 7 & 11, OCT 5 & 19, NOV 9 & 23, DEC 7 & 21

Hepatitis C Support Group - Christ Hospital 176 Palisade Ave
1st Flr Staff Conference Rm
Jersey City, NJ
Scheduled meetings 1st Tuesday of each month - 7-9pm
For Further Information Email DKatz65717@aol.com OR Call 201-795-1230

City:Manhasset, NY
Place:Christ Episcopal Church Parish House; 1355 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor Meeting Room
When:The first meeting is Thurs. eve May 29th. We are planning to meet the last thurs. of each month, but that is tentative, depending upon holidays, etc. Time:7:00-9:00 PM

City:Rochester, NY 14618
Address:75 Buckland Avenue
Phone:(716) 271-2859
Contact:Nancy Koris

Name:L.O.L.A. - Latino Organization for Liver Awareness
Address: 2710 East Tremont Avenue
City: Bronx, N.Y. 10462
Phone: 718-892-8697
Fax: 718-918-0527

Hepatitis Support Group Of Suffolk County, NY
* 1998 Meeting dates (Held on the first Wednesday of each month):
8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2
* 7:00 to 9:00 PM
* St. Charles Hospital, 2nd floor Lecture Room ( near the chapel [Old Building]- stairs or elivator to 2nd floor, then turn left and left again) 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.
For more info or directions call The St. Charles / Mather Hospitals Infection Control Office at 516-474-6110 or write us at PO Box # 503, Stony Brook, NY 11790-0503.
This is an unaffiliated, independent group. Confidentiality is preserved.
~ All questions & discussions welcome.
~ guestbook speakers regularily scheduled.
~ Literature & videos available.
~ Refreshments served.

Name: Hepatitis Life Project Network
Phone: 914-793-0862
Email: HepProject@aol.com
covers the Westchester County, NY area & involves St.John's Riverside Hospital and Yonkers General Hospital
Meets at: St.John's Riverside Hospital, 967 N.Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
Meeting Time: 7PM until 8:30PM
On: The 1st Wednesday of each month
Forum: Experts speak about new advances and current treatments for Hep C.
Discussions include: living w/ Hep C, homeopathic and natural alternatives, education on transmission and prevention, insurance and disability issues, nutritional advice, counseling and open feedback. Strictly Confidential. guestbook speakers regularly scheduled. Plenty of literature available. Refreshments served.
Contact: Richard Rodriguez

Poly Clinic
137 Second Ave, 3rd Floor
New York City
Meetings: Aug 10 and then every other week from there
Professionial info available
Contact: Peggy Greene 718-446-4862 or 718-446-0611
Email: peggy@accesshub.net or contact via ICQ # 14751541


Liver Disease Support Group
Raleigh Community Hospital
3000 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Contact: Karen Salina LPN
Phone: 919-845-2125 x229
Time: 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month

Look Upon The Horizon-Hepatitis C Support Group
Where: Onslow Memorial Hospital Education Department-classroom 2
Address: Western Blvd. & Memorial Drive
City: Jacksonville, North Carolina
When: 1st Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm
For more information contact Susan at 910-326-5529 or email at hepc2heal@yahoo.com

Hep C Hope of WNC Asheville, NC
c/o Cindy 828-628-2724
or Bob 828-683-0848
E-mail: HepCHopeWNC@aol.com

Name:UNC Department of Medicine, Div. of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition Medical Director, Liver Tansplant Program
Address:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; CB #7080, 423 Burnett-Womack Bldg.
City:Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7080
Phone:(919) 966-2516
Contact:Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH

City: North Carolina Piedmont Triad
We have a Hepatitis C support group that meets the last Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We have a monthly news letter concerning HCV in our area. We have a web page dedicated to services and anouncements in our area. Scheduled speakers are frequent.
Contact: Deborah Gorahm RN by phone (336) 851-3352 or by mail - 520 North Elam Avenue; Greensboro, NC 27403
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/hotsprings/1525
Email: roy.jeffers@cwix.com


Ohio Hepatitis C Support Group
Where: Good Samaritan Hospital, meeting room 1
Zanesville, Ohio
When: very first Thursday of each month
A place to share, get information, a place that cares
Contact: Christy by email at mightymom@bright.net

Name:The Northern Ohio chapter of ALF
City:Independence, OH
Place:auditorium of the Crown Center Bldg at 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, OH (I-77 and Rockside
When:The current plan is to meet the first Wed of each month at this location.
Time:6:30 PM
Contact:Chapter office at (216) 721-7664 or email CTPF68C@prodigy.com

Name:Hepatitis C Support Group
City:Independence, OH
Place:auditorium of the Crown Center Bldg at 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, OH (I-77 and Rockside
When:The current plan is to meet the first Wed of each month at this location.
Time:6:30 PM
Contact:Steve Longello of the Hepatitis C Foundation
Phone:(215) 672-2606. email: hepatitis_c_foundation@msn.com

City:Cleveland, OH 44195
Address:9500 Euclid Avenue, KK-11
Phone:(216) 721-7664
Contact: Sharon Mendelsohn

City:Toledo, OH 43604
Address:419 Saint Clair St., N., Apt. 303
Phone: (419) 243-5777
Contact: Richard Gee

HepCat - a support group in Central Ohio, meeting every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at OSU medical center.
You can visit their website at http://www.hepcatohio.com/ for more info.

Kelly Wise is starting a new support group in Akron Ohio. If anyone is interested in helping, or attending, please contact Kelly by email at Storybuilt@prodigy.net


Hepatitis C Support Group
OSU Cooperative Extention Services
4116 E. 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74112
Meets: The last Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: shrinktogo@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 918-282-2323


Hepatitis Education Project sponsored support group.
Call 1-800-218-6932 for more information.

American Liver Foundation support group, Southern Oregon Chapter
2578 Table Rock Road, #15, Medford, OR 97501.
For more information, contact Barbara Bransford at (541)857-9245.

A Liver Support Group has started in Eugene, Oregon.
We meet the third Tuesday of each month at Sacred Heart Hospital in Conference Room A from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The next meeting is December 16,1997. This support group is for anyone with liver disease and their support person(s).

Neurological Sciences Center
Legacy Community Health Education & Support Services
Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
Conference Room "C"
1040 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon
This group meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month.
No fees or registration necessary.
For more information, please call: 503-413-7348


Name:Delaware Valley Chapter Info and Activities
City:North Wales, PA 19454
Address:110 Blue Ribbon Drive
Phone:(215) 362-4955
Contact:Lee Downing

Place:Woodlyn Baptist Church
Address:MacDade Blvd. (near Fairview Rd.) City:Woodlyn, PA (Delaware County)
When:First meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27th, 1997
Time:7:00 pm
Contact:Chris Payson

Name:The Hepatitis C Foundation
Address:1502 Russett Drive
City:Warminster, PA 18972

City: Pittsburgh
When: Once a month - Next meeting Oct 29, 1997
Place:Allegheny General Hosp
Time:6:30 pm
Phone:For more info call 1-800-487-6331 (Ask for Liver Support Receptionist)

Pittsburgh, PA
Living with Liver Disease
Phone: 412-366-4060
Meetings monthly, call to be added to mailing list

Contact: Linda Melton, Chairman
Central PA HCV Support Network
Hepatitis C Foundation
2840 Route 209
City: Millersburg, PA 17061-8256
Phone: (717) 362-9632 or 1933

Western Pa Hepatitis Support and Education Network: Sponsoring the Dragonhearts Support Group.
Call Help-Line for updated Information: 724-459-8686
E mail contact: Bob (hepper@mail.com)
Meets 2nd Saturday and Last Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: 845 Maple St. (use side entrance)
State: Indiana, PA.
Note: this info was current as of 09/16/2000


City:Memphis, TN
Place:St. Francis Hospital
Address:5959 Park Ave.
When:Third Wednesday/each month
Time:6:00 p.m.
Contact:University of Tennessee
Directions: Enter at main entrance of hospital. Take first left past the information desk and the first set of elevators. Last door on the left at the end of the hall (Oak room).

City:Nashville, TN
Contact:The details for this support group are not finalized yet, but you can contact Kevin for information by email at hepper@aol.com or you can write
Nashville Hepatitis C Coalition
P.O. Box 921
Smyrna, TN 37167

Hepatitis C Support Group Of Knoxville & Surrounding Areas
Meeting Place: U.T. Medical Center
City: Knoxville
State: TN
Phone: 865-986-5982 (Faye Reynolds)
Alternate Phone: 865-681-8936 (Jeff Zurett)
email: tobyfwr@prodigy.net
Meeting Dates: 1st Thurday of Each Month @ 7pm
Contact Name: Faye Reynolds
# of Current Members: 50
Description: Please call or visit web page for meeting location
Comments or Special Needs: Child care is available during meetings


Name:Texas Liver Coalition
They have support groups in Beaumont, Clear Lake, Woodlands/Conroe, Galveston, Houston, Huntsville, Kerrville, Lubbock, Monahans, Texas City, Waco. Call for exact times and locations, or send email to mail@texasliver.org

City:Austin, Texas
Phone:call (512) 477-6499 for more info

City:Austin, Texas
Place: Hyde Park Methodist Church
Address:40th & Speedway
When:Every Wednesday night @ 6:30 pm
Contact:Chris Ring (email: krisring@ccsi.com)

Liver Disease Support Group of North Texas
Located on the web at http://www0.delphi.com/liversupport/

Texas Hep C Connection

Houston Area
Medical District
Hermann Hospital
6431 Fannin
Cullen Boardroom, 6th Floor
7:30 pm-1st and 3rd Wednesdays

Tomball Community Center
221 Market St.
6:30 pm-2nd and 4th Tuesday

Sugarland/Fort Bend County
MSCH Health Center
1111-1211 Hwy. 6 S. at SPUR 58
7:00 pm-4th Tuesday

Southwest Houston
Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
6:30 pm 1st and 3rd Thursday

Central Christian Church
2702 Avenue 0 1/2
6:00pm- 1st Wed. of every month

Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center
3030 North St.
7 pm 1st Wed. of every month beginning Aug. 5th

Conroe Regional Medical Center
504 Medical Center Blvd.
Classroom F
7 pm 2nd Wed. beginning Aug. 12th

Pasadena Memorial Hospital
906 E. Southmore
3rd Floor Classroom
7 pm 1st meeting Wed. July 29, 1998
After July 29, meetings will be held on 3rd Wed. of each month
For instructions regarding parking etc., please call Priscilla Burns, Outreach
Coordinator, at TLC office 1-800-72-LIVER

City: Temple, TX
A new HCV and Cirrhosis self-help support group will begin meeting next Wednesday, January 13 '99 at Scott & White, Temple Texas - Alexander Bldg (across from ER and Helipad) 6-8pm .... and every 2nd Wednesday thereafter. All are welcome.
Contact: Ernie Gilbert (in Waco) (254) 755 7879
A Waco, TX group will also begin meeting later in the month (january 27 '99). For info call: Ernie Gilbert (in Waco) (254) 755 7879.

City: San Angelo
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m
Location: St. John's - Auditorium (2018 Pulliam Street - rear entrance/ground floor)
Who: San Angelo Hepatitis C & Liver Disease Support Group (now affiliated with the Texas Liver Coalition)
Address: P. O. Box 60782, San Angelo, TX 76906-0782
Contacts: John Barnes (915) 942-1248


City: Charlottesville Va. Hepatitis C. Support Group
Contract: Mary L. Riley
Phone: 804-589-1965
E-Mail: hepsupport@aol.com
Meeting: Monthly at St Mark's Lutheran Church
Location: 100 Alderman Drive, Charlottesville, Va.

Tidewater Hepatitis Support Group Meeting Place: Sentara Leigh Hospital (Private Cafeteria Conference Room)
Kempsville Rd.
Norfolk, VA.
When: The 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00PM
Contact Person: Sally (757) 473-9613
E-mail: Hcvneg4now@aol.com
Sally's Hep C Support Site: http://www.hepcaware.com

City:Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
5131 North Berkeley Blvd.
Phone:(414) 548-1814
Jessie Schwade, RN,COHN

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin support group
Location: 106 Wisconsin St., Sheboygan Falls, WI. 53085
Contact number: (262)689-1563 for more information (leave message if no answer).
This meeting will continue every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm thereafter.
e-mail: jpbell10@hotmail.com


Name:Hepatitis Education Project - HEP
Address:4603 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone:206-937-7593 Email:hep@scn.org Website: http://www.scn.org/health/hepatitis/supportg.htm

Frontline Hepatitis Awareness
Website: http://frontline-hepatitis-awareness.com
Meeting times: First and Third Wednesdays of the month, 6:00 PM
Meeting address: 701 W. Elizabeth,Monroe, WA 98272
Meeting location: Friendship House Blue Room (wheelchair accessible, kitchen and toilet)
Contact person: Ane
Contact phone: 360-805-1700 or toll free at:866-hep-gogo (437-4646)

Group Name: Washington, DC. Support group called DRAGONSLAYERS, first meeting is Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30pm for heppers in the Washington, D.C. area. This is not a hospital- or pharmaceutical company-sponsored liver seminar but a genuine support group for those living with hepatitis and their significant others and care givers. It will be a meeting of sharing experience and providing moral support for one another. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are interested, I can be contacted for directions at 301-681-8678, but please No later than 10:30pm EST or earlier than 8:00am EST. Ask for Tim. Ultimately we will be looking for a permanent location but for now are migrating from private home to private home. Hope to see some of you there.

Yakima Hepatitis C Support Group
Meets monthly on 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Wellness House, 210 S. 11th Ave, Suite 40, Yakima, WA 98942
For information call (509) 575-6686
Anyone desiring more information about HCV is encouraged to attend.
Facilitator: Marilyn Fite
Phone: (509) 697-6741
Email: mfite@hcop.org


Hepatitis C Survivers Society (HeCSS)
Phone: 1-800-652-4372 (except area codes 416 & 905)
Phone: (416) 979-5855
email: HeCSS@idirect.com
email: squeeky@total.net

B.C. Hepatitis Foundation
P.O. Box 21040
Penticton, B.C. V2A 8K8
Phone: (604) 490-9054
Fax: (604) 490-0620

Hepatitis C Society Vancouver Chapter:
Meetings on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm in the Lutheran Church
5745 Wales Street
Vancouver, BC.
Contact Herb: 241-7766 or email Darlene at darmorr@uniserve.com

Hepatitis C Society Victoria Chapter
Meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm and 7-9pm at St. John Divine Church Lounge
1611 Quadra Street, (entrance through the rear, marked Annex.)
Contact David:685-4991 or email Joan at pdiemecke@compuserve.com

Hepatitis C Society Penticton Chapter:
Meetings on the third Thurday of the month from 7-9pm at the Penticton Health Unit - board room.
For info contact Leslie at bchepc@bc.sympatico.ca

Hepatitis C Society Kelowna Chapter:
Meetings are the last Saturday of every month from 1-3pm at the Kelowna General Hospital - Rose Avenue meeting room.
Soon to be announced: Thursday evening meetings to return.
For info contact Elaine Riseley at eriseley@bcinternet.com

International Support Groups

This group formed in March of 2000 and is the first non-profit org for HCV in Israel. They have support gropus in Jerusalem , Tel Aviv , Nateret in the north and Beer Sheva in the south.
For more information contact Julio Burman
Phone: 972-2-9908417
Fax: 972-2-9908565
E - mail: Juliab@tzora.co.il


Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
contact person is Judi
contact phone is 07) 5443 9576
e-mail address scivaa@peg.apc.org
The group is currently meeting every second Wednesday at the Neighborhood Centre Fifth Avenue Maroochydore

NZ Hepatitis C Support Group
PO Box 90563
Phone 0800 224372
or Phone/Fax (09) 377 8500

The Hepatitis C Foundation (VIC) Inc.: Fairfield Hospital, Yarra
Bend Road, Fairfield, ph. Melbourne (03) 280 2317

The Queensland Hepatitis C Council Inc.:
Info/support line: (07) 3229 3767
Administration: (07) 3229 9238
Fax: (07) 3229 9305
Co-ordinator: Mr Jeff Ward


The British Liver Trust
Central House, Central Avenue
Ransomes Europark, Ipswich IP3 9QG
Phone: 01474-276326
Info Line: 01473-276328

Hepatitis C - Oxford
83 Priory Road
Minchery Farm,
Contact: Helena Borkowski

Hepatitis C - Both Sides of the Border
4 Runningham
Farm Cottage, Stichill, Kelso
Contact: Feyona McFarlane


Deutsche Hepatitis Liga e.V. Postfach 200666 D 80006 Muenchen

Deutsche Leberhilfe e.V.
Postfach 242
D 49303 Melle

Hepatitis Liga Oesterreich e.V.
c/o Ingo Rezman
Pyrkerstr. 14
A 5630 Bad Hofgastein

European Support Groups

Hepatitis League Austria e.V.
c/o chairman Ingo Rezman
A-1090 Wien/Austria
Phone and Fax: 01/3152727 or Mobile 0663/863875
Email: IRezman@aol.com

Guatemala Patricia Velez Moller, President
Guatemalan Liver Association (Asociacion Guatemalteca del Higado -AGH)
44 calle 18-68 zona 12
Condominio Villa Florencia
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, 01-0-12
Centro America
TelFax. (502) 4420354
Email: marvel@infovia.com.gt

GRUPO C: c/o C.A.S.A. (Centro Anglicano de Solidaridad y Ayuda)
Reconquista 625
Montevideo, Uruguay
Telefax: (+598) 2 955 419

Just to let anyone who is in the Nottinghamshire area here in UK know, there is a support group in Nottingham for anyone infected and affected by Hep C. We meet every first Monday of the month at the following address: FROM 7PM TO 8.30PM

Positive Action, represents 1,000 Rh negative women who all received Hepatitis C through a contaminated blood product Anti-D Immunoglobulin, which was made by the Irish State run BTSB (blood bank). This is a product given to mothers with RH negative blood when they have given birth to a RH-positive child to prevent a blood incompatibility disorder. It is routinely given in maternity hospitals and is given without consent being sought.

The first public indication of this tragedy became known in February 1994 when the Irish Government announced a National Screening Programme for 60,000 anti-D mothers. This began a major testing process and so far 1,000 women have been identified as having virus or antibodies to Hepatitis C. A vigorous legal, political and public campaign to ensure people are held accountable has inspired supporters to form the Positive Action group.

Also for those in Irelande, the Dublin Hepatitis C Support Group Meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Old Courthouse, Willbrook Road, Rathfarnham, at 8:30 p.m. Anyone HCV+ is welcome.

For AOL users, there is an online support group.
Jim(dchrist859) along with Vikki(vikkism), host the hepatitis mutual support group, which is held on wednesday nights, at 8p.m. est. To get there click on keyword, type in better health, click on events chats and support groups, click on pen conference room, your there. Also there is a support group on saturdays from 4p.m.-6p.m. est, in private room "hcv" , hosted by charise(cthomp1803), and ken(rockin69). Also daily, monday thru friday, there is an open chat group (no host), starting at 12 noon, est. Also on saturday nights at 11p.m. est....in private room "hepterminal". Also on wednesday nights from 10-11p.m. est, in private room "hepmates" , there is a group for significant others of hepatitis, this group is hosted by deb.

If you want to add a support group please send info to: hepcprimer@sbcglobal.net

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