What is hepatitis C?
According to the CDC, hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It spreads through contact with blood from someone with hepatitis C. Over half of those who have hepatitis C suffer long-term, life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis (liver scarring) and liver cancer. It is possible to have hepatitis C and not experience symptoms. Once symptoms do appear, it often means there is advanced liver disease.
What is Project Hep Cure?
Project Hep Cure is an initiative to cure hepatitis C by making prescription MAVYRET® available to all MO HealthNet participants at no cost. MAVYRET® is an 8-week* treatment that is proven to cure hepatitis C 98 percent of the time. Anyone who has MO HealthNet coverage and has tested positive for hepatitis C is eligible for treatment.
*Standard 8-week treatment is used for eligible patients as determined by their healthcare provider
How do I get treatment?
Follow these simple steps to see if treatment is right for you. If you have already been diagnosed with hepatitis C, ask your doctor about MAVYRET®.
- Schedule a visit with your MO HealthNet provider
- You and your provider will discuss risks and decide if you need a hepatitis C test
- A hepatitis C test is a simple blood test that checks for the virus
- The CDC recommends anyone over the age of 18 be tested for hepatitis C at least once
- If you test positive, ask your doctor if MAVYRET® is right for you
- MAVYRET® is free for all MO HealthNet participants
How do I find a MO HealthNet provider?
If you do not already have a provider (doctor) that accepts MO HealthNet, you will need to find one. If you have Managed Care, you can search for a provider through your health plan’s website. If you do not have Managed Care, you can find a provider through the MO HealthNet provider search.
What If I don’t have MO HealthNet?
If you do not already have healthcare coverage through Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) and you think you might meet the eligibility requirements, you will need to apply.