Patient Support

National 1-800 Help Line

When people are first diagnosed with liver disease, they have many questions about their prognosis, how it will impact their lifestyle and what treatments or other interventions might be available to them. Unfortunately, their family doctors do not always have the answers and it may be months before they see a liver specialist. The Foundation’s National 1-800 Help Line, gives patients and their family members somewhere to turn for answers. The Help Line handles over 30 calls a day from people all over the country seeking information on hepatitis and other forms of liver disease and requesting referrals to community resources.

Our regional offices and individual chapters receive hundreds of similar calls from local residents and health care professionals. BC/Yukon and Alberta also offer 1-800 lines while other locations field calls on their local chapter phone lines.

Our National Help Line is 1-800-563-5483.

Living with Liver Disease Programs

The Foundation’s Living with Liver Disease program provides a forum for liver disease patients and families to come together to connect with others, to learn about their disease and discover how to cope. The program consists of nine sessions covering topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to treatments and transplantation. Based on the needs of the community, the sessions may be held monthly, weekly or even compressed into one or two-day workshops. Guest speakers include liver specialists, social workers, nutritionists, psychotherapists, liver transplant nurses and kinesiologists. For information on Living with Liver Disease programs in your area, please click here.