Liver Clinic at Harborview
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|Day of Week||Hours Open|
|Monday||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
If at any point your symptoms worsen or you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Services available at this location include:
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Chronic hepatitis B and C
- Hepatology (liver)
- Hepatology (liver)
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
Comprehensive liver care at Harborview
The Liver Clinic at Harborview Medical Center evaluates and treats patients with chronic hepatitis B and C infections and other chronic liver diseases. These include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
We offer physical examinations, lab testing, imaging studies (including CT and MRI scanning), transient elastography (FibroScan), liver biopsy and disease-specific treatments, among other services.
We also provide comprehensive care for all patients with liver disease, including cirrhosis (extensive liver scarring) that may arise from chronic liver disease. This includes monitoring and treatment for symptoms of cirrhosis as well as preventive care such as screening for varices (large veins in the esophagus that can bleed) or liver cancer. Some patients with chronic liver disease may require liver transplantation. Our physician team can help patients make that determination along with appropriate referrals.
UW Medicine Specialty Pharmacy services are provided for patients with hepatitis C and hepatitis B to work with the insurance to make sure they cover the drug costs, get the medication authorized in a timely manner, and to connect the patient with resources to help make treatment affordable.
Clinical pharmacy services include new drug treatment review for patients with hepatitis C and B to ensure that there are no drug-drug interactions. Clinical pharmacists also ensure that the treatment prescription gets to the appropriate pharmacy and that the patient has all the necessary vaccinations before starting treatment. Clinical pharmacists also offer a medication teaching visit when the patient is newly starting treatment, and pharmacists monitor the patient throughout the treatment course. In these visits, our pharmacists will review the patient’s disease state, monitor the patient’s hepatitis C or B treatment, follow up on the results of any labs, and will also answer any questions that the patient may have.
Harborview Medical Center is at 325 Ninth Avenue, between Jefferson and Alder streets in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Other clinical sites adjacent to the main medical center are the Ninth and Jefferson Building and Norm Maleng Building. The Patricia Steel Building is three blocks east of the medical center. See map denoting building locations.
The Norm Maleng Building is adjacent to Harborview Medical Center (see map).
From Interstate 5:
- Exit at James Street.
- Turn up the hill onto James.
- Turn right onto 9th avenue.
King County Metro Transit provides regular bus service to Harborview (325 Ninth Ave.) on several routes, including the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 60. Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which buses you can take to the medical center and other sites on its campus, which include the Norm Maleng Building, Ninth and Jefferson Building and Patricia Steel Building.
The Ninth & Jefferson Building has a multilevel underground parking garage, accessible from Terry Avenue, with spaces for 670 vehicles. Allow time to park before your appointment. The garages are busy.
- View Park Garage/P1 on Eighth Avenue between Alder and Jefferson streets.
- Ninth and Jefferson Building garage/P3 on Terry Avenue between Jefferson and James Streets. The garages are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Valet service is available at the Ground West Lobby entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
Harborview Medical Center and the Patricia Steel Building offer ramps at their main entrances. The Norm Maleng and Ninth and Jefferson buildings enable easy access for all visitors. Security personnel also are available to help people enter and leave facilities.
For after hours and emergency treatments, call the Community CareLine, 206.744.2500.