Hepatitis C is an inflammatory liver condition caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In many cases, the condition is curable with the use of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies. Over 90% of people can clear the viral infection with 8 to 12 weeks of treatment.

Many people with hepatitis C don’t receive treatment, though. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.4 million people in the United States were living with hepatitis C from 2013 to 2016. From 2014 to 2020, only about 120,000 people were treated for HCV infection each year.   

Cost is commonly a barrier to treatment: The cost for a 12-week course of DAA therapy for hepatitis C can range from nearly $40,000 up to $80,000, with individuals being responsible for as much as 30% of costs, even with insurance.

But there are options available to help people with hepatitis C pay for their treatment. Here are eight resources that help provide or locate financial assistance for people in need of treatment for hepatitis C.