3 STEPS TO PrEP - B.C.

PrEP in British Colombia is still costly and out of reach for many. It isn't covered by the B.C. Health Plan and the newly approved Generic Truvada has brought the price down by about 50% - still unaffordable for many.  You deserve a lot of credit for considering PrEP to prevent HIV infection, and you've come to the right place.

Now, there's a better way to get PrEP - from The Village Pharmacy on Church Street in Toronto. We specialize in PrEP and HIV and have been in business for more than 15 years. We have had a few people from Vancouver approach us about getting PrEP, and now we're offering this service more broadly to everyone on British Colombia, recognizing that there is a need for PrEP that is affordable.  

Getting PrEP from The Village Pharmacy is cheaper, safer, convenient and in-line with Canadian and provincial regulations. 

Here's more info about costs, insurance coverage, and the 3 steps you need to follow to get PrEP delivered to you, wherever you are in British Colombia. 


Costs for PrEP

PrEP in Vancouver and across British Colombia is still out of reach for the majority of people due to high costs. Even with the approval of generic Truvada, costs have not come down significantly enough for PrEP to be affordable.

The Ontario Government announced that it will cover PrEP through the provincial drug program, OHIP. This has enabled the price of generic Truvada to come down significantly in Ontario. At The Village Pharmacy, you'll pay around $260 per month for generic Truvada - that's half the current price in BC, and we'll even ship it to you for free.

Insurance Coverage

The Village Pharmacy can bill your Insurance provider directly. We'll need some details about your insurance plan. If you have a Pay Direct card from your insurance provider, you can scan it and send it to us for direct billing to your insurance plan. The Village Pharmacy can bill any insurance provider in Canada.

The Village Pharmacy App

We make it even easier for you to get your prescription from The Village Pharmacy. Use our app to scan your prescription, enter in your information and delivery address, and send us any special instructions. 

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Going on PrEP - Step 1

Make an appointment with your doctor to talk about going on PrEP.  

Your doctor will consult with you and ask you to get some blood tests to make sure you are a good candidate for PrEP.

 

 

Going on PrEP - Step 2

Get a prescription for PrEP from your doctor.

Once your tests come back ok, you can ask your family doctor to fax or email your prescription to The Village Pharmacy. We'll get in touch with you directly to fill in any details that are missing. 

Or, you can scan and send your prescription directly to us using The Village Pharmacy app:

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Or, email us: info@thevillagepharmacy.ca

 

 
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Going on PrEP - Step 3

Sign for Delivery!

We'll take care of the details and ship your prescription to you wherever you are in BC. The only requirement we have is that you or someone you trust, signs for the package at the time of delivery. This is a legal requirement.

You probably have some questions about PrEP - Our pharmacist at The Village Pharmacy will take the time to make sure you get the answers you need. Ask us your questions over email, request a telephone or Skype consultation, or message us on Facebook. We're here for you.

 

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The Village Pharmacy is a pharmacist-owned business based in Toronto. We are fully accredited by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.