HEPATITIS B FACTS

WHAT IS VIRAL
HEPATITIS B?

  • Viral infection of the liver
  • Can cause acute and chronic infection
  • Serious global health burden

HOW IS HEPATITIS B SPREAD?

  • During childbirth (mother to child)
  • Exposure to infected blood and body fluids
  • Use of contaminated needles or other sharp objects

WHO SHOULD BE SCREENED?

  • Anyone from an endemic areas (like Asia)
  • Pregnant women
  • Infants born to HBV-infected mothers
  • Sexual or household contact with HBV

Get tested today!

HOW TO GET SCREENED FOR HEPATITIS B?

VISIT A VIRCAN CLINIC

COMPLETE CONSENT AND QUESTIONNAIRE

HEPATITIS B SCREENING

RESULT AND CONSULTATION

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW?

  • Hepatitis B may show no symptoms, yet cause serious health consequences
  • You could be a carrier
  • Up to 70% of chronically infected Canadians are Chinese immigrants
  • Untreated may lead to: severe scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), liver failure and liver cancer
  • Prevent transmission to other people

Get tested today!

HOW TO PREVENT HEPATITIS B

GET YOUR BLOOD TESTED

GET THE HEPATITIS B VACCINATION

USE CONDOMS

DO NOT SHARE RAZORS, TOOTHBRUSHES, NEEDLES OR SYRINGES

WHAT IS VIRCAN?

VIRCAN is a structured academic-community partnership that will address issues throughout the care of viral hepatitis, from diagnosis to treatment to cure.

Based out of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease (TCLD), one of the largest liver units in North America, the VIRCAN team looks forward to demonstrating how viral hepatitis screening and treatment should be optimized in other urban settings across Canada, and around the world.

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CLINIC HOURS

VIRCAN Liver Clinic - ETOBICOKE

MON – FRI : 9AM – 5PM

VIRCAN Liver Clinic - RICHMOND HILL

MON – FRI : 9AM – 5PM

VIRCAN Liver Clinic - SCARBOROUGH

MON – FRI : 9AM – 5PM

TORONTO MIDTOWN Liver Clinic

MON – FRI : 9AM – 5PM

COMPREHENSIVE IN CARE

1 to 1 service, health education and promotion in communities across the GTA

ACCESSIBLE AND COMMUNITY FOCUSED

Eliminates barriers to full participation. The needs of  individuals are of primary importance

INTEGRATING SERVICES

VIRCAN Liver Clinics will have strong connections with health system and community partners

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

VIRCAN team will work in collaborative practice to address the health needs of their clients

FIND A VIRCAN LIVER CLINIC

Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN) is an initiative of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease part of the University Health Network that provides liver related healthcare services you need, at the convenience you want and the standards you deserve, right to your doorstep. VIRCAN Liver Clinics are conveniently located in 4 locations around the GTA.

Toronto Midtown Liver Clinic
187 St. Clair Ave. W, Suite 1
Toronto, ON M4V 1P7
T. 416 922 6022
F. 416 927 9100
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VIRCAN Liver Clinic – Etobicoke
817 Brown’s Line
Toronto, ON M8W 3V7
T. 416 503 2626
F. 416503 2665
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VIRCAN Liver Clinic – Richmond Hill
328 Highway 7 E., Suite 301
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P7
T. 905 771 8821
F. 905 771 8481
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VIRCAN Liver Clinic – Scarborough
3030 Lawrence Ave E., Suite 510
Toronto, ON M1P 2T7
T. 416 431 4402
F. 416 431 0762
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