PrEP & nPEP Can Prevent HIV

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How to Prevent HIV

Get Started with Same-Day PrEP

Schedule online or walk-in to any Tampa Bay location for same-day service

Metro Inclusive Health offers PrEP, nPEP, and DoxyPEP prescriptions in about an hour. All labs are done on site! Schedule an appointment online or visit a METRO health center in St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey or Brandon. By choosing free delivery from our pharmacy, you’ll support our Copay it Forward program. Prescriptions are covered by most insurances and METRO provides access to assistance programs that will cover costs for those without insurance.
Text us at 727-268-8334 to check availability and for immediate scheduling. 

Read: How your prescription can eliminate barriers to care

PrEP is HIV Prevention Before Exposure

PrEP is a daily pill or bimonthly injection that is 99% effective in preventing HIV

Tampa Bay, Florida has some of the highest HIV infection rates in the country. Insured or not, daily PrEP is available for little to $0 to most patients with free delivery and follow up visits by telehealth. Our local health navigators will guide you from paperwork to prescription. Get started with same-day service.

Ask us about Apretude, an FDA-approved injectable PrEP treatment offered at. Metro Inclusive Health for HIV prevention. It may work for those who struggle to keep up with daily treatment adherence. 

nPEP can Prevent HIV After an Exposure

What is nPEP for HIV prevention?

A short term treatment, nPEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) can prevent HIV if taken within 72 hours of an exposure to HIV. Contact us at 727-321-3854 or visit any Tampa Bay health center for prompt assistance. 

DoxyPEP & STI Testing

DoxyPEP can prevent common STIs after exposure

DoxyPEP significantly lowers the risk of contracting bacterial STIs like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea following unprotected sex. Note that DoxyPEP does not prevent HIV, Mpox, or other viral infections. For comprehensive protection, PrEP and DoxyPEP can be combined.

Complete Same-Day STI Testing for Peace of Mind

Each prescription is accompanied by thorough STI testing. Book online for same-day results available at our Seminole Heights and North St. Pete locations. Rapid HIV and Hep C testing is always free at all health centers.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) FAQs

PrEP, nPEP and DoxyPEP are currently covered by most insurances and METRO has patient assistance programs for those without insurance. Most patient pay little to $0.

We accept most major insurances, Medicare and Medicaid. We provide patient assistance to those without insurance. Most patients pay little to nothing out of pocket.

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.