Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Viral Hepatitis

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Hepatitis C Resource Centers (HCRC)

Hepatitis C Resource Centers (HCRC)


The Hepatitis C Resource Center (HCRC) network is an integral part of VA's National Hepatitis C Program. Each of the four HCRCs work closely with other elements of the Clinic Public Health group to develop best practices in hepatitis C prevention, clinical care, patient and provider education, and program evaluation for use within VA as well as for other medical care systems.

The four Hepatitis C Resource Centers are as follows:

  • Minneapolis: The Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-directed by Eric Dieperink, MD, and Christine Pocha, MD. Phone: 612-467-3137
  • San Francisco: The Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, California, led by Alexander Monto, MD. Phone: 415-221-4810 x2636
  • Connecticut: The VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, led by Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD. Phone: 203-932-5711 x2206
  • Northwest: The VA Northwest Hepatitis C Resource Center led by Michael Chang, MD, MSc, at the VA Portland Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, Phone: 503-220-8262 x54482


Projects of the Resource Centers include:

  • Improved screening and testing methods
  • Assessment and treatment of patients traditionally excluded from hepatitis C treatment (including those with mental illness, substance abuse, or concurrent HIV infection)
  • Development and dissemination of models of interdisciplinary care to optimize treatment outcomes
  • Development and dissemination of clinical standards for treating patients will all stages of hepatitis C infection.

The HCRCs build on the success of the previous Centers of Excellence in Hepatitis C program, established by VA in 1999.

HCRC Resources

Please visit our Publications and Products page.