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877.HELP4HEP and 866.4HEPHIV - Established 1999, ALERT’s national hepatitis C and HCV/HIV health education and referral hotline is renowned for getting questions answered. From basic hep-101 facts to obscure bits of info, the hotline staff are ready to help.
Training both patients and health professionals is a vital step in improving the quality of care for everyone affected by viral hepatitis.
ALERT training programs focus on the specific needs of each group. To request a program to fit your needs, dial extension 101 or 105.
safer sex supplies
Hep-C ALERT/ALERT Health provides a variety of free safer sex supplies including "basic" and specialty condoms and lubricants.
state & national advocacy
Hep-C ALERT/ALERT Health is on the leading edge of local, state and national initiatives to improve viral hepatitis public health policy. Included is leadership level participation in the:
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free or low-cost counseling & testing
Free or very low-cost confidential risk assessment, informed consent, pre-test counseling, testing, post-test counseling and referral for medical evaluation.
*Chlamydia/gonorrhea tests are free for 15 to 24 year old females
free hepatitis a & b vaccination for adults
123-NoMi project offers free hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults (18 years old and above) living in northeast Miami-Dade county. Refer to the "frequently asked questions" page to see if you should get vaccinated.
HPV (cervical cancer) vaccination adult women
Hep-C ALERT/ALERT Health offers the new cervical cancer vaccine called Gardasil® to women between 19 and 26 years old. HPV (human papillomavirus) is the infectious agent responsible for nearly 70% of all cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
Gardasil® is given in three doses over a six-month period. Each dose costs $120. Income-eligible women can get the vaccine series for free.
Women that do not qualify for the free vaccine can get a 30% discount by paying $250 for all three doses at their first visit.
group screening events
Hep-C ALERT/ALERT Health custom-designs education and baseline viral hepatitis testing programs for employer groups, unions, and public gatherings throughout the country. We're able to travel anywhere in the U.S. or provide supportive services to existing programs. We offer a low-cost solution to your testing needs. To design a program for your group, dial extension 101 or 105.
Our most important job is to make sure each client can make informed decisions. Support group meets monthly in Fort Lauderdale. For schedule and meeting location, dial extension 109.
"Bridges To Treatment" case management assist clients in the South Florida area start and stay on their course of therapy. Services include pre-treatment counseling, prescription coordination, injection training and continuing support. For more information, dial extension 109.
low-cost treatment for chlamydia & gonorrhea
Low cost ($25) medical evaluation and treatment for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea is available through our collaboration with local health providers.
Partner notification services are also available.
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