Walgreens Offers Free Hepatitis C Testing at 10 Va. Pharmacies - NBC4 Washington

Walgreens Offers Free Hepatitis C Testing at 10 Va. Pharmacies

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    The Virginia Department of Health is partnering with Walgreens to offer no-cost Hepatitis C testing at 10 pharmacies across the state. 

    The health department announced the development Thursday. 

    The testing offer comes as Virginia's opioid epidemic has contributed to an increasing number of Hepatitis C cases in the state. The health department says people who share needles when they inject drugs are most at risk for acquiring the virus. 

    Appointments are not necessary for the rapid testing, which will be done privately. 

    A Hepatitis C infection can range from a mild illness lasting for several weeks to a lifelong illness that severely damages the liver. A chronic infection can lead to serious problems such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. 

    The following stores in the D.C. area will offer testing:

    42025 Village Center Plaza, Aldie, VA 20105

    6717 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306

    7629 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306

    10320 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030

    5650 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

    10671 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA 20109

    8697 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20110

    8414 Old Keene Mill Rd., Unit A, Springfield, VA 22152

    14095 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA 22191

    13926 Lee Hwy., Centreville, VA 20120-2415

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