3 STEPS TO PrEP
Done your research and ready to get started on PrEP? Here's a practical guide on getting PrEP in 3 easy steps, with links to resources in Toronto and across Ontario.
1. See a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor to talk about going on PrEP and get tested.
Your doctor will consult with you and ask you to get some blood tests to make sure you are a good candidate for PrEP. You may be asked detailed questions about your sex life and medical history. Don't worry! Answer honestly and fully so that your doctor has the info they need to make sure PrEP is right for you. If you're not sure, check out this info page on PrEP.
As of November 2017, the Canadian Medical Association published guidelines for medical doctors across Canada, on PrEP and how to prescribe it. So, all doctors including your regular family physician, have the right info to prescribe PrEP and monitor your progress.
Need a doctor? Here’s a list of clinics in Toronto that know about PrEP.
Need help paying for PrEP? Here's more information on PrEP Costs and Insurance.
Read more about the guideline for doctors here (and share it with your doctor if necessary): Canadian Guideline on PrEP
2. Get a prescription for PrEP
Your doctor will give you a prescription for PrEP.
Ask your doctor to fax or email your prescription directly to The Village Pharmacy. We work with many doctors and clinics on PrEP and can answer any questions they may have. We'll also dispense any quantities they prescribe on the prescription, including 6-week supplies.
Or, bring in your prescription at your convenience.
The Village Pharmacy, 473 Church Street, Toronto
Or, download the app.
3. Pickup Your PrEP
Come in to pick up your prescription for PrEP.
Please bring the following with you:
- Your health card if you are 24 years old or younger
- Pay-direct card for your insurance plan, if you have one, or other private insurance info
We strongly recommend you come in to pickup your first prescription for PrEP.
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. You'll also get information on drug interactions if any, and general information on taking PrEP for maximum protection.
We make it convenient: If you'd like to setup free delivery for your future prescription refills, we can do that too, so you get your meds on time each month.
If you can’t make it in to pick up your first prescription for PrEP, we can still get it to you. Call, fill out the New Prescription form on The Village Pharmacy app or email us with this information:
- Your full name
- Cellphone number
- Photo of your prescription
- The name of your insurance provider
- Let us know if you’d like to pickup your prescription or schedule delivery.
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