Hep C Key Messages - Treatment

Treatment key message

Treatment cures over 95% of people with hepatitis C. Talk to your nurse or doctor about your treatment options.

  • Treatment comes in pill form, has few side effects, and is usually taken for eight or 12 weeks.
  • For most people, the cost of treatment is covered through public health insurance plans (provincial, territorial or federal). If you have private insurance from a job, your plan should cover the cost of treatment.
  • Getting cured of hepatitis C can make your life better. The hepatitis C virus can no longer injure your liver, helping to prevent liver failure and lowering your chances of getting liver cancer.
  • You can get hepatitis C again after you are cured if the virus gets into your blood.
  • You will need to be treated again if your body does not clear the virus on its own.