Hep C

A rapid HCV test can be done which involves a finger-stick and takes about 20 minutes for results.  The testing is confidential. To make an appointment for confidential HCV testing, please contact:

Grant, Morton, and Sioux Counties
403 Burlington Street SE
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone #: (701) 667-3370
Toll Free #: 1-888-667-3370
Contact People:  Kaitlin Weiss, RN

Mercer and Oliver Counties
1101 3 Avenue NW
Beulah, ND  58523
Phone #:  (701) 873-4433
Contact Person:  Amber Staigle, RN

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C virus, or HCV. You can get Hepatitis C if your blood comes into contact with blood from someone who already has the virus. 
Those at greatest risk of contracting Hepatitis C include:                                                                 

  • Current or former injection drug users

  • Anyone who received clotting factors before 1987

  • Anyone on longterm hemodialysis                                                                                        

  • Recipients of blood/solid organs before 1992

  • Infants born to infected mothers

  • Health care/public safety workers after needlestick involving infected blood

Less common causes of transmission include:

  • Sharing a razor, toothbrush, or nail clippers with an infected person

  • Exposure to unclean tattooing or body piercing instruments

  • Unprotected anal sex or exposure to multiple sex partners

Attached Document or FileNorth Dakota Department of Health Hepatitis Program