Healing Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Together (HALT) Clinic
The UCSF HALT (Healing Alcohol-associated Liver disease Together) Clinic specializes in caring for people with liver disease related to alcohol use. These conditions, which include cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver failure, are the most common reason for liver transplantation in the U.S. The first clinic of its kind in the Bay Area, HALT provides patients with a seamless connection to a variety of specialists with expertise in alcohol-associated liver disease.
Our dedicated team comprises hepatologists (liver disease specialists), addiction counselors and addiction medicine doctors. Together, they take a whole-person approach, working with each patient to individualize a plan that manages both alcohol-associated liver disease and alcohol use disorder. With these complex conditions, we know that one size does not fit all, so we design treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.
At the HALT Clinic, patients meet first with a hepatologist to discuss managing their liver disease. On the same date, patients also meet with an addiction counselor to discuss alcohol use disorder and treatment strategies. After these two consultations, the patient is offered a visit with an addiction medicine doctor to explore medication therapy and other options.
We partner with our patients to develop treatment plans that align with their own experiences and goals. Our approach is holistic, sensitive to personal histories, culturally respectful and hopeful.
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- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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