Coverage for hepatitis C treatment varies regardless if a private insurer, state plan, or federal program pays your health care costs. Despite the individual differences, all plans have procedures in place to help you appeal denials.

Start by working with someone who knows how to navigate the system. provides a list of patient advocacy programs, such as the Patient Advocate Foundation’s Hep C Careline. You can also call Help4Hep and ask them for assistance: 877 Help 4 Hep (877-435-7443).

Sometimes the process is frustrating, so patience and persistence are key. The HEP Forum is a good place to get support and ideas to help you through this.