PrEP is when an HIV-negative person takes antiretroviral drugs (Truvada) daily to prevent becoming infected with HIV. PrEP is not a “vaccine” or a “morning-after” pill. Clinical trials showed that individuals who do not take PrEP consistently do not receive the protective benefit Truvada offers.
Who is prescribing PrEP/PEP?
Orlando Immunology Center (OIC) (1707 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803, (407) 647-3960)
Pinero Preventive Medical Care (1720 South Orange Avenue #500, Orlando, FL 32806, (407) 426-9693)
Ronald Stanish (2304 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL, 32792, (407) 679-9222)
Dr. Mohr (Center for Living Well, Epcot Cast Parking Lot, Available to Disney Cast Members with full benefits ) 407-934-4100
Bliss Healthcare Services (Dr. Roberto Ortiz) 2901 Curry Ford Road, Suite 106, Orlando, FL 32806 407-203-5984
Dr. Miriam Esat (1182 Cypress Glen Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 350-5917)
Pharmacies that Specialize in PreP/PEP
AHF Pharmacy is located across the street from The Center at 1021 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 (building with the orange awning.) Their number is (407) 770-0507.
PharmacyOnePro is located at 65 3rd Street NW, Suite 59, Winter Haven, FL, 33881 and the number is (863) 401-9300. Sarah is the individual who helps clients with medication assistance programs.
Walgreen’s Community Pharmacy is located at 2100 N Orange Ave., Ste B, Orlando FL 32804 and the number is (407) 897-5292.
Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy is located at 5832 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32810 and the numbers are 1-877-592-7988 and 407-822-1121.
Medication Assistance Programs and Co-Pay Programs for PrEP
There are two types of programs that help people access their prescription drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). One of the programs, the medication assistance program (MAP), provides free drug to those without health insurance or prescription drug coverage. The other, a drug co-pay program, provides assistance with out-of-pocket costs (including co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles) for people who have insurance.
MAPs and Copays for PrEP may have limits on the amount of money a person may earn each year to qualify for the program. This income limit is not a fixed amount. Instead it is based on the federal poverty level (FPL) for a given household. People with more people in the household may have higher household incomes than people with fewer people in the household. For instance, people with a single person in their household may earn up to approximately $58,000 per year if the income limit is 500% of the FPL.
MAP for Truvada
■ Income below 500% of the FPL (about $58,000/yr or less for a single person) and no other sources for health insurance or prescription coverage (reevaluated on a regular basis).
■ Have a prescription for Truvada
■ U.S. residency proof is required, but not immigration legal status
■ Income verified
■ Drugs shipped to provider’s office—may take two weeks
■ Contact: 1-855-330-5479
Gilead Co-pay Program for Truvada
■ $300 per month
■ Deductible and co-insurance coverage is limited to $300 per month
■ People must have private insurance
■ This program does not cover individuals with Medicaid or Medicare
■ No income requirement
■ Issues a co-pay card for use at pharmacies
■ Works with most pharmacies, but reimburses when pharmacies don’t accept the card. Some mail-order pharmacies also don’t accept co-pay cards
■ or 1-877-505-6986
Patient Access Network (PAN) Co-pay Program
■ $4,000 per year – may reapply, but program funding will dictate response
■ Does cover deductibles and co-insurance and is designed for those who’s out-of-pocket costs are not fully covered by the Gilead program
■ Income below 500% of FPL
■ People must have private insurance
■ This program does not cover individuals with Medicaid, but it does cover those with Medicare
■ Most pharmacies should be able to bill PAN directly
■ or 1-866-316-PANF
Need Health Insurance?
Schedule an appointment with a Health Care Navigator at The Center to explore affordable health care plans through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. The navigator will explain all of your options and help you sign up. The appointment is FREE. Go to coveringcfl.net, search zip code 32803, and the Center is the third option from the top.
Helpful Websites and Apps
Gilead Answers App (A HIV/AIDS & PrEP resource)
GoodRX App (lowest prescription prices in your area)
The Body App (A HIV/AIDS resource)