PrEP is a daily pill that is 99% effective in preventing HIV
What is TelePrEP?
TelePrEP allows you to get on PrEP from virtually anywhere. Simply make an appointment, visit with a METRO provider on your smartphone and get your prescription by mail. Call 727-321-3854 ext. 1575 to schedule an appt.
What is Test n’ PrEP?
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. There’s no appointment necessary and our PrEP navigators can tell you the best time to stop by. Email a PrEP Navigator or call 727-321-3854 option 3 for more info.
How Much Does PrEP Cost?
PrEP is covered by most insurances and METRO also has assistance programs which can make PrEP available at little to no cost to you.
Is PrEP for You?
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.
Why Would You PrEP?
Florida has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the country and the national Centers for Disease Control has identified Pinellas and Hillsborough counties as two of the most “burdened counties” in the country when it comes to HIV infections.
Have You been Refused PrEP?
With Truvada and now Descovy, you now have more options for PrEP. Talk to our PrEP Navigators for more info.
What if I’ve had a Close Call?
If you’re concerned about potential exposure to HIV, where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, learn how nPEP can significantly reduce your exposure to HIV.
Copay it Forward with PrEP
Use your normal copay to fill a PrEP or 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. Learn more.
HIV & Hep C Testing, Always Free at METRO
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.
Tampa Bay’s Home for LGBTQ+ Inclusive Primary Care
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care at MERO
With its roots in serving the LGBTQ+ community, METRO is proud to provide inclusive community health services for over 25 years, no judgement and stigma free.
Speak to a METRO PrEP Navigator by phone (727) 321-3854 option 3, or email at PrEP@metrotampabay.org to learn more or to schedule an appointment in St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater, or New Port Richey. Weekday, some evening, and limited weekend hours available.