Where can I get PrEP?
PrEP can only be prescribed by a health care provider. You can talk to any general health care provider who is qualified to write a prescription, including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. If you don’t have a primary care physician, there are a number of community clinics and other PrEP providers available to you in San Diego County.
Call the “Find a physician” number at 1 (800) 82-SHARP and ask for an “HIV and those at risk for HIV” doctor.
Call 1 (877) 236-0333 and ask to be transferred to the Infectious Disease Department Nurse Manager. Ask to schedule a PrEP appointment with the ID department for an HIV-negative individual.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
PrEP is available at all 17 health center locations. Call 1 (888) 743-7526 for an appointment. More information about PrEP and PEP at Planned Parenthood is HERE.
Vista Community Clinic
NOTE: Anyone interested in starting PrEP treatment at Vista Community Clinic must first participate in PrEP counseling. PrEP counseling. Interested parties can call (760) 631-5000 (x 7000).
How much does PrEP cost?
While PrEP is a drug that can be expensive, it can cost as little as $0 depending on your access to insurance. Many people without insurance are eligible for patient assistance programs and other resources such as studies that can reduce the cost of PrEP. The CDC has a simple brochure to help navigate the landscape of obtaining payment for and access to PrEP.
Will my insurance cover PrEP?
Most private health insurance plans, as well as MediCal, cover the cost of PrEP. Gilead, the maker of PrEP, provides a co-pay insurance card to help reduce the monthly co-pay cost.
How do I get PrEP if I don’t have insurance?
Gilead provides PrEP free to people with limited income and no insurance. Information about enrolling in low-cost health insurance can be obtained from Covered California at their website.