Center for Viral Hepatitis

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Viral Hepatitis provides care to patients living with chronic viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-726-7495

Overview

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Viral Hepatitis is a joint Infectious Disease Division/Gastrointestinal Unit effort created to provide expertise and care to patients living with chronic viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The Center for Viral Hepatitis offers the following services:

  • Consultation and ongoing care for evaluation and management (including treatment with novel interferon-free oral regimens) of chronic viral hepatitis with HBV or HCV
  • Consultation and ongoing care for individuals with coinfections, including those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Immunizations against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), as well as other appropriate vaccinations
  • Access to multiple clinical trials in conjunction with the Gastrointestinal Unit and/or the AIDS Clinical Trial Unit.
  • Access to the transplantation service at MGH, including a recently expanded program for individuals living with HIV

Full phlebotomy, diagnostic laboratory, and radiographic facilities are available on site, including microbiological and histopathological evaluations. We provide counseling and testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Translators for common languages and most other languages are available with advance notice. An outpatient pharmacy is available in the hospital.

Clinical Trials

We are currently enrolling patients in clinical trials for hepatitis C.

Our Staff

The practice is staffed by a team of individuals trained in infectious disease with experience and expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of viral hepatitis.

Related Conditions

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a blood-borne microorganism transmitted by exposure to the hepatitis B virus through infectious body fluids.

  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C (once called non-A, non-B hepatitis) is a liver disease caused by a recently identified blood-borne virus.

Location & Hours

Center for Viral Hepatitis

Cox Building, 5th Floor
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 20114
Phone: 617-726-7495

For directions, appointments and practice information, please call 617-726-7495. Please indicate if a medical interpreter will be needed. Patients must call 866-211-6588 to register with the hospital before calling to make an appointment.

Please mail or fax all medical records for review prior to the scheduled appointment to 617 726-7653. Please also obtain a copy of relevant X-rays or CT scans to bring to the appointment. If you are unsure of what to bring, please ask the practice staff in advance.

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-726-7495

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