3 STEPS TO PrEP - Nova Scotia

PrEP in Nova Scotia is still costly and out of reach for many. It isn't covered by Nova Scotia's health insurance plan and while the newly approved Generic Truvada has brought the price down, it is 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 clients who found us from Halifax, and now we're providing access to PrEP more broadly to everyone in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia, recognizing that there is a need for PrEP that is affordable. 

In fact, The Village Pharmacy provides affordable, low-cost PrEP to clients all across Canada.

Getting PrEP from The Village Pharmacy is cheaper, safer, convenient, confidential 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 Nova Scotia. 


Costs for PrEP

PrEP in Nova Scotia is still out of reach for many, due to high costs. Even with the approval of generic Truvada, costs have not come down significantly enough for PrEP to be widely affordable throughout most of Canada, except Ontario.

So why are prices for PrEP cheaper in Ontario? A bit of background: 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, moreso than in other provinces. At The Village Pharmacy, you'll pay around $260 per month for generic Truvada - and we'll even ship it to you for free.

Insurance Coverage

The Village Pharmacy can bill your private 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 all private insurance providers in Canada. We cannot bill government health plans outside Ontario at this time. If you have questions about coverage, please get in touch

If you prefer to pay directly, The Village Pharmacy accepts all major credit cards and email transfers from your bank.

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.

Show your doctor the guidelines for prescribing PrEP if they are not familiar with them. 

 

 

Going on PrEP - Step 2

Get a prescription for PrEP from your doctor.

Once your tests come back and your doctor prescribes PrEP, ask your doctor to fax or email your prescription to The Village Pharmacy at 473 Church Street, Toronto. We'll get in touch with you to get details about insurance, payment, and answer any questions you may have. 

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

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Or, you can 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 Nova Scotia. 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. Shipping takes up to 2-3 business days for Halifax, a little longer in outlying areas. Shipping is free.

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. We'll be in touch via phone to talk to you about taking PrEP and answer your questions. You're always welcome to get in touch with us anytime over email, by telephone or Skype, 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.