WHERE TO GO
Cairns Sexual Health Service offers hep C treatment, and you are welcome to bring your friends in too. No appointment needed.
Monday 8:30am 11:30am and 1pm -3:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am 11:30am and 1pm -3:30pm
Wednesday CLOSED am 1pm -3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am 11:30am and 1pm -6.00pm
Friday 8:30am 11:30am and 1pm -3:30pm
Cairns Sexual Health Service is upstairs at Cairns North Community Health Facility (opposite Tobruk Pool), 381 Sheridan St, Cairns North. Easy parking and on the bus route.
You can phone or SMS the hepatitis health promotion officer at 0405 123 691 for more information.
Many general practitioners (GPs) have the knowledge to treat hep C, as do Aboriginal Medical Services.
Finding a doctor to treat your hep C:
phone or SMS the hepatitis health promotion officer at Cairns Sexual Health to help find a doctor in your area ph 0405 123 691
search the Hepatitis Queensland treatment directory
ask your local GP clinic or Aboriginal Medical Service
Talk to nurse Penny Fox at the Cairns Hospital Liver Clinic ph 4226 7224. The Liver Clinic manages people with cirrhosis and liver diseases, and they run hep C treatment outreach clinics in many towns around the Cairns area, and at Lotus Glen Prison and a clinic at Cairns Hospital.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members
All Good by our friends at ASHM has information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
By the great team at Hepatitis Victoria
Hep Heroes Peter Waples-Crowe and Ron Briggs appeal to their ‘mob’ – the Aboriginal community – to overcome their shame and get tested and treated for hepatitis. Ron Briggs was treated for Hep C and says “It’s all about your spirituality. It’s all about emotional and physical health and when you get that back, you are a 100% different person and you feel good about yourself. It’s all about being strong.”
All Good has the following languages: Torres Strait Yumplatok, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Dari, Pashto, Khmer, Vietnamese Tiếng Việt, Thai, Burmese, Lao, Bahasa Melayu
Vietnamese and Arabic factsheets
The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland have kindly let us link to their hep C information in Vietnamese and Arabic.