What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, consists of a once-a-day pill that can dramatically reduce a person’s risk of contracting HIV. Essentially, PrEP is used to help prevent an HIV-negative person from becoming HIV-positive.
How effective is PrEP?
Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV if it is used as prescribed. PrEP does NOT protect against other sexually transmitted infections and is NOT a vaccine. Those who use PreP must commit to taking the medication daily and see our health care professionals on a regular basis for HIV-testing and other follow-up.
How do I get on PrEP?
Call (419) 213-4176 or (419) 213-4159 to schedule an appointment for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s PrEP Clinic.
Where is your PrEP clinic located?
We are located at 635 N. Erie St, in Toledo, Ohio.
Are there other PrEP clinic locations?
Yes. The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) also offers PrEP to those who are at risk for HIV infection. Call UTMC at (419) 383-6843 and select option 2 for more information.
How much does PrEP cost?
Many insurance carriers cover the cost of PrEP. For those without health insurance, or whose insurance does not cover PrEP, a health department staff person will work with our PrEP patients to find the most affordable option.
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