‘Thank you so much from the deepest depths of my heart for your help. I got my SVR results today – I am now hep C free. Thank you and your organisation! I could not have done it without your support and will recommend it to anyone.’
Tony, Hep Connect client, 27 July 2020.
Hep Connect has partnered with Perx Health to deliver a new hep C treatment self-management and support app. The Perx smartphone app has been clinically proven to empower people to manage their own appointments, medications, and health choices.
Tell me more!
The Hep Connect Perx app can help people living with hep C to stay on-track and motivated during their treatment journey. The app was developed out of behavioural science research and peer-reviewed studies, to assist people to manage their own health, to achieve better health outcomes.
How does the Hep Connect program work?
As early as the first hep C screening appointment, people can schedule in reminders for any health tasks on their treatment plan (e.g. follow-up for results, pick-up prescriptions, attend appointments, take medications). Clinicians can work with their clients to set up reminders in the app for them.
Perx integrates several motivators into the client’s daily schedule including education, gamification, and coaching. The sign-up process is very simple and can be completed in a couple of minutes.
Who should refer to this program?
The program is designed to provide additional support to anyone in the community who is about to start, or is on, hep C treatment. All clients managing hep C in NSW are eligible for free access to the Perx app for the duration of their treatment.
If you have a client or clients that would benefit from the Hep Connect program and Perx Health app, go to the link here >>
Or if you would like to know more please call Susanne Wilkinson, Project Officer Hepatitis NSW, on (02) 8217 7716, or call the Hepatitis Infoline on 1800 803 990.
This page last updated 20 April 2021