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PrEP access and coverage

The following resources provide information on PrEP access and government drug plan coverage of PrEP in Canada.

PrEP coverage by provincial/territorial drug plans in Canada includes:

Coverage No coverage

Federal coverage of PrEP is also available for qualifying individuals through the Non-Insured Health Benefits program for First Nations and Inuit people; the Interim Federal Health Program for refugees; and health services for Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

Overview of PrEP access and coverage in Canada

Provincial/territorial coverage of ARV drugs for HIV prevention across Canada: Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto General Hospital

This chart available on the website of the Immunodeficiency Clinic at Toronto General Hospital summarizes PrEP and PEP access by province/territory as of December 2018.

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AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)

This information from the HIVNow website for men who have sex with men reviews federal drug plans and their coverage of PrEP in addition to reviewing drug coverage in Ontario.

PrEP access and coverage in British Columbia

How do I get PrEP?
Health Initiative for Men (HiM)

This page on the HiM website reviews the PrEP prescription process, PrEP access, and provincial drug plan coverage in BC.

Patient instructions for obtaining PrEP
St Paul’s Hospital

This resource describes the process for filling PrEP prescriptions in BC.

PrEP access and coverage in Alberta

Alberta Health PrEP coverage
Edmonton Men’s Health Collective

This webpage outlines the costs and provincial drug plan coverage of PrEP in Alberta.

PrEP access and coverage in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan Health Authority

This webpage includes basic information on PrEP and PrEP coverage in Saskatchewan.

PrEP access and coverage in Manitoba

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
Nine Circles Community Health Centre | Manitoba HIV Program

This short summary covers PrEP basics and PrEP cost in Manitoba.

PrEP access and coverage in Ontario

PrEP in Ontario – update for community
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)

This brief reviews the provincial drug plan coverage of PrEP that came into effect in Ontario in September 2017.

Where to get PrEP
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)

This page from the The Sex You Want website lists some of the doctors and clinics in Ontario that prescribe PrEP.

PrEP access and coverage in Quebec

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RÉZO

This webpage from RÉZO describes PrEP use and costs in Quebec alongside PrEP access in Montreal.

PrEP access and coverage in New Brunswick

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AIDS New Brunswick

This PrEP information page on the AIDS New Brunswick website includes information on accessing PrEP in New Brunswick.

PrEP access and coverage in Nova Scotia

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AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

This information on PrEP from the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia website includes a brief overview of provincial drug plan coverage of PrEP.

PrEP access and coverage in Newfoundland and Labrador

Approval of the use of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a highly effective strategy to prevent the transmission of HIV
AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador

This blog post on the approval of PrEP drug coverage in Newfoundland and Labrador also reviews key points on the use of PrEP for HIV prevention.

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