PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV during sex by about 99% when used as prescribed, and by 74% in those whose risk of HIV is due to injection drug use. Whereas oral PrEP is less effective when not taken as prescribed, some who have difficulty taking a daily oral medication might benefit from the newly available injectable form, which does not require daily pill-taking to achieve the same benefit.
We offer convenient, flexible options like virtual provider visits, at-home testing kits or in-person testing at a nearby lab, and prescriptions delivered discreetly right to your door. The Q Care Plus team helps make PrEP affordable (usually free!) by working with community partners to cover your cost of visits, labs, and medications.
Get valuable insights about oral PrEP and the Q Care Plus process for a clearer understanding of how it works and how to get free access to PrEP online*!
PrEP is only available by prescription. To receive a PrEP prescription from Q Care Plus, you’ll complete an easy online profile, meet with an expert clinician, and complete labs. Either you can request an at-home lab kit that we’ll discreetly mail to your door, or you can choose to go to a nearby site for a blood draw. We will test you for HIV, Hepatitis B, kidney function, and other bacterial STIs. Once your lab results are complete, you can access them through our friendly portal. Your clinician will discuss any abnormal results with you. With labs complete, your provider will prescribe the remainder of your quarterly PrEP prescription.
Q Care Plus has $0 out-of-pocket costs to sign up for our service. If you’re insured, we will only use your insurance for the medication, and if you have a copay, we will coordinate with the pharmacy to obtain copayment assistance for the medication. Q Care Plus PrEP prescriptions and services are free for nearly all our patients. If there is a cost for you, we will notify you BEFORE your medication is shipped so you can accept charges or cancel your prescription. Please note we are required to use insurance for the medication if you have an active insurance plan that covers PrEP. Your lab testing and provider fees will be covered by a non-profit partner in our eligible states if you are able to utilize their pharmacy network that ships the medication with no shipping fees! Additionally, once on PrEP, doxy-PEP may also be provided at no cost to virtually all Q Care Plus patients.
It generally takes 5-7 business days for the lab to receive and process your test kit, after which your provider reviews your results and reaches out to discuss any concerns. You can check the transit status of your lab kit, as well as the results once complete, at https://web.qcareplus.com/login in your “Labs” section.
Hear from Q Care Plus patients.
“Easy, took 2 weeks turn around to send in samples and get prep delivered to my door from day of appointment. Highly recommend vs going to local clinic.”
“I’m a retired mental health service provider who has provided telehealth services. The service at Q Care is beyond what I could have imagined to deliver so I can tell this ethos starts at the top and everyone is bought in. My Thanks to you.”
“Excellent service from a very professional team. They made the process very simple. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Much better than Nurx.”
“They make protecting yourself and having sex responsibly sooooo easy.”
“This has been the best thing for me to have been apart. My doctor is amazing and totally understanding. I couldn’t of ask for a better one.”
“This was by far the most enjoyable medical visit that I’ve been had. They were professional and extremely kind. They also have great information and helped me decide what medicine was going to be right for me.”
“My virtual consultations with Dr. Daniel Stec are terrific. He thoroughly answers all my questions and consistently follows up. He is awesome and plays a huge part in making this program successful.”
“I work in healthcare and am fully aware of the long drawn out processes certain departments have in place and you won’t experience that with Qcare. Staff are readily available for any questions or concerns that come up! I truly believe qcare’s business model is to keep everything simple, which is greatly appreciated!!”
“Dr Belfry was amazing. She is positive and easy to talk to. I was appreciative for her expertise.
I believe the idea of free care, especially of this nature, is exactly what is needed in an unpredictable and hectic world. It is nice to have that comfort and convenience.”
“Everything has been so easy. The reminders of when to get prescription and tested are very helpful. No side effects to date of the medication. Thank you!!!”
“QCarePlus has been a BLESSING. My health insurance provider has a specialty clinic for PrEP nearly an hour away from me—and I’m in Los Angeles! You’d think a giant corporation would have more convenient locations. Alas, no. QCarePlus has a location ten minutes from me and it’s made my life much easier—especially with the mail-in testing.
Raffi Bashlian, NP, has also been incredibly kind, patient, and informative with all of my questions and concerns. Couldn’t ask for a better practitioner. Thank you for everything, Raffi!”
“Before Q Care Plus, I genuinely didn’t think I’d ever be able to get put on PrEP; I thought there was no way I was going to afford it! Now, I’ve been on it for about a year and a half, and will be continuing it for the foreseeable future! I’m so grateful for how Q Care Plus has increased access to PrEP and for how easy it has made the entire process – not stressful at all! Anthony Interrante is my Q Care Plus Nurse Practitioner and he’s amazing! If I ever have a question about something, he’s super helpful and answers in a timely manner! If I happen to be late on submitting something, such as my at-home lab kit, he’ll bring it up in order to get me back on track, which I think is super helpful and important, so I really appreciate it! If you’re considering Q Care Plus, I cannot recommend it enough because my experience with it and with Anthony have been nothing but positive!”