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What is PrEP?

  • PrEP is a once daily medication to prevent transmission of HIV
  • When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%
  • PrEP does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (i.e., Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis etc.)

To learn more about the basics of PrEP before deciding if it’s right for you, watch our  PrEP 101 video series!

How can I access PrEP?

You do not have to be a patient at Callen-Lorde to get PrEP. Anyone can walk in for a PrEP consultation Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm, and Friday from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Our walk-in hours are meant to support any patient looking to initiate PrEP for the first time or assist patients who are experiencing barriers to their PrEP care.

Paying for PrEP

While most insurances cover PrEP, there are different financial support programs available for uninsured, underinsured, and insured patients. For insured and underinsured patients, the Gilead Advancing Access co-pay card may cover up to $4,800 in co-pays/deductibles per year for TRUVADA for PrEP (click here for details).

Additionally, the Patient Advocate Foundation may assist insured, and underinsured patients (click here for details).

Uninsured patients may qualify for the following programs:

Gilead MAP which covers cost of medication (click here for details) and
NYSDOH AP which covers lab and visit cost (click here for details).

Apart from these programs, we have a robust insurance navigation team that is also available to assist patients apply for Market Place and Medicaid plans. Finally, our goal at Callen-Lorde is to make HIV BioMedical interventions accessible and affordable, if you are not able to see us in person at our sites, we are available over the phone at 212-271-7293.

To access PrEP, or see if PrEP might be right for you, call our PrEP Specialists at (212) 271-7293.

PrEP101 Video Series