Through Community Based Organization (CBO) partnerships, your PrEP prescription gives back to your community and may help others access PrEP at no cost. Many organizations receive grants that help cover the cost of PrEP for uninsured and undocumented patients. Q Care Plus works with these organizations to expand PrEP access for everyone.
For years Gilead’s Advancing Access plan provided funding that enabled community-based organizations to provide patients free PrEP medications, visits, and labs. In January 2022 Gilead’s Advancing Access plan changed to only provide free medication directly from Gilead’s partner pharmacy. Since then, funding for PrEP visits and labs are no longer supported by this program. To ensure full access to PrEP, including visits and labs, most patients needed insurance by January 2022. The good news is there are options available for low or no-cost insurance that will cover PrEP. See what The Affordable Care Act is and how it can help you access PrEP for more information.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is government-subsidized health insurance. Recent changes to ACA mean many people qualify for ACA insurance with zero out-of-pocket premiums, while others can get premium assistance, often reducing the cost to zero. With ACA insurance, PrEP provider visits, labs, and medications are covered at no cost to patients! Patients can also use this insurance for other medical services covered within their plan, such as primary care visits.
For more information about the Affordable Care Act, please visit https://www.healthcare.gov
Enrollment into ACA Plans for 2023 are available starting November 1 until January 15, 2023! Q Care Plus has partnered with Pride Life to help with ACA Enrollment. Simply click here to set up a phone call with Pride Life to learn your options and complete your ACA enrollment. Pride Life also works with Q Care Plus community-based organization partners to access premium assistance where needed. If you are interested in accessing an ACA Plan, please click here! We are here to help!