PrEP & nPEP Can Prevent HIV

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Exclusively by METRO, PrEP in 30 minutes or less. PrEP is a daily pill that’s 99% effective in preventing HIV. The U.S. Federal Government recently instructed insurance companies to cover all costs required to maintain a PrEP prescription. This includes the required lab-work, the copay for your PrEP-related doctor’s visit and the full cost of your PrEP prescription, including copay. METRO also offers self-pay options.

Think you may have already been exposed due to a high-risk encounter? Learn about nPEP for post-exposure. 

How to Prevent HIV

PrEP: Prevent HIV, One Day at a Time

PrEP is a Daily Pill, 99% Effective in Preventing HIV​

Tampa Bay has some of the highest HIV infection rates in the country. 

For that reason, Metro Inclusive Health has made it easier than ever to get started on PrEP in about 30 mins at our St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater or New Port Richey health centers. 

1.
Schedule Your Appointment

Call our scheduling team at (727) 321-3854 to create an appointment at your nearest location or via TeleHealth.

2.
Get Tested!

Get an HIV test and full STI panel on-site.

3.
Rx Delivery & On-Site Pharmacy

Receive your prescriptions on-site or have it shipped to your door!

PrEP FAQs

PrEP is currently covered by most insurances. The federal government recently instructed insurance companies to cover all costs associated with PrEP including cost of medication and copays, coinsurance or deductible payments for the quarterly clinic visits and lab tests required to maintain a PrEP prescription. If your PrEP appointment coincides with any other service, such as primary care, there will be a separate copay collected for that service. METRO also provides cost assistance and self-pay options for those without insurance. 

Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, PrEP is for anyone that’s sexually active and could be exposed to HIV, including those in committed relationships. Learn more here.

With Truvada and now Descovy, you now have more options. Talk to our PrEP Navigators for more info. 

Copay It Forward at METRO

Use your normal copay to fill any prescription at a METRO partner pharmacy, and you’re making healthcare services available to more of the community at no extra cost to you.

If you’re concerned about potential recent exposure to HIV, where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, contact us about nPEP.

HIV treatment and prevention have come a long way. Knowing your status is the first step to both. Find free HIV testing at one of METRO’s 4 Tampa Bay locations.

Test n’PrEP allows you to walk in, get a free HIV test, a prescription for PrEP and future refills by mail, all in about an hour. No appointment necessary!

Close Calls Require nPEP

When a Broken Heart is the Least of Your Worries...

In close-call situations where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected. Taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, nPEP can significantly reduce your chances of contracting HIV. Most insurances cover nPEP and Metro Inclusive Health offers cost assistance programs, which can mean little to no out-of-pocket to you. Call 727-321-3854 to schedule an appointment. 

What is nPEP?

A short-term treatment, started as soon as possible after high-risk exposure to an infectious agent, such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV), non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) is administered to significantly reduce the risk of infection.

METRO accepts most major insurances and offers sliding fee scale self-pay options, based on income.
Contact a PrEP Navigator by filling out this form, or or by calling 727-321-3854.