Hep-TEV | "As the Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section, we support all individuals at risk for Hepatitis A, B, or C infection."
To address the high prevalence of preventable hepatitis in our community, Hep-TEV is dedicated to free screens and vaccinations to at-risk individuals.
The Hep-TEV Section hosts our services on Saturdays providing counseling and testing for Hepatitis A, B, and C to at-risk community members, as well as vaccination for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, and Tetanus/Diphtheria. We also serve clients referred to us during the Sunday Men's Health clinic.
Hepatitis is a serious public health concern affecting the liver and with multiple modes of transmission for the Hepatitis viruses. However, infection is easily preventable with vaccination and practicing safe behavior. Such behavior can include safe-sex and not sharing needles contaminated with blood.
In addition to our services at the Berkeley Free Clinic, Hep-TEV also outreaches with:
- Berkeley Needle Exchange on Thursdays, 6PM - 8PM, at the cross-section of Hearst and San Pablo in Berkeley
- Suitcase Clinic on Tuesdays, 7PM - 9PM, at the cross-section of Dana and Haste in Berkeley
Interested in Volunteering?
The Hep-TEV Section is made up of volunteers and lay health workers concerned about the well-being of our community. We teach our volunteers counseling skills and safe practices for providing Hepatitis screenings and vaccinations. Education is a crucial component of our services, but previous professional experience in our services is not a requirement for consideration for our program. Anyone is welcome to apply!
The Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section (Hep-TEV) is currently closed. We expect to open applications again in Spring 2018.
If you are interested in getting more info about volunteering, please attend an All-Clinic Orientation (ACO). ACOs take place the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM.