download the LAC PrEP Provider Directory [updated 05-29-15]

download the LAC PrEP Provider Directory [updated 05-29-15] here
Dear Los Angeles County Resident,
In an effort to ensure access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) services, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) has compiled a list of providers with experience providing PrEP and/or PEP in LA County and surrounding areas.
For Patients:
If you are interested in speaking with a doctor to see if PrEP is right for you, you have some options. In general, it may be easiest to see your primary care provider, if you have one, and talk to him/her about your interest in PrEP. For tips on how to talk to your doctor about PrEP, check out: http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/prep_brochure_cdc.pdf.
In some circumstances, you may be interested in seeing a different provider to discuss PrEP. If you are interested in seeking care at one of the clinics in this directory, please call them for more information. Please note that medical provider inclusion in this directory was voluntary and does not confer any endorsement by DHSP nor does it establish DHSP credentialing or certification in a medical specialty.
If you have health insurance: The clinic may ask you for your health insurance information before scheduling an appointment to determine whether you can be seen in that clinic using your insurance. You may need to see your primary care doctor first for a referral. If you have high deductibles or co-payments, ask the clinic whether they can assist you in applying for the PrEP “Co-payment Assistance Programs” and other forms of financial assistance (if you are eligible) to reduce your costs.
If you do not currently have health insurance: You may be eligible for health insurance through Medi-Cal or Covered California. These plans may cover much of the costs of PrEP.
If you are not eligible for health insurance: PrEP is still available. When making an appointment, ask about whether there are forms of financial assistance, such as no-cost or low-cost health programs, that can reduce your costs. You may also want to ask the clinic staff if they will use patient assistance programs, also called the PrEP Medication Assistance Program, so that you do not have to pay for PrEP drug costs.
Learn if you are eligible for LA County’s no-cost/low-cost health programs for uninsured people, which can cover the cost of your medical care, including PrEP medications, at http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/coverageoptions/nocost/
If you are uninsured and have never been seen before in LA County’s Department of Health Services facility, you can go to one of their Urgent Care clinics, found at http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/locations/, where you can discuss PEP and PrEP with a doctor.
download the LAC PrEP Provider Directory [updated 05-29-15] here

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