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I just arrived in Winnipeg from overseas and I would like to still get PrEP in Manitoba. Could you please let me know where to get a prescription?

Glad to hear that you are finding PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) an effective strategy to prevent HIV.

Because you are in Winnipeg, you can seek an appointment at Nine Circles Community Health Centre and talk to a health care provider about starting PrEP. You can book an appointment by calling (204)940-6000. (Readers outside of Winnipeg should talk to their primary care provider.)

The health-care provider will chat with you about the eligibility criteria and how you can access it. PrEP is covered under Manitoba Pharmacare or Employment and Income Assistance for those who meet the eligibility criteria. The cost is covered for people who have First Nations & Inuit Health Branch benefits. Additionally, select third-party insurance plans may cover PrEP. The cost of PrEP without any coverage is roughly $250 a month.