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 Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination (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, and Influenza. We also serve clients on outreach visits to shelters and encampments.
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 every other Thursdays, 6PM - 8PM, at the cross-section of Hearst and San Pablo in Berkeley
Punks with Lunch every other Sundays, 3PM - 7PM, at 35th and Peralta Encampments
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 Hep-TEV volunteer application is now live!
If interested, please fill out the following form by 11:59PM on May 4th, 2019
Application Form: tinyurl.com/heptev2019
If you are interested in getting more info about volunteering, please attend an All-Clinic Orientation (ACO)! that takes place the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM. We will be there to answer any questions you have about the funding section and talk about your interests. Please note, it is requirement for all prospective volunteers (except GMHC administrative volunteers) to attend an ACO.