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Accessing PrEP

Note: On October 1, 2018, Alberta Health started providing full PrEP coverage for eligible Albertans. We are in the process of updating our site to reflect this information. We apologize for any information which if out-of-date and are working quickly to remedy it.

Historically, accessing PrEP in Alberta was very challenging - primarily due to the significant cost of PrEP and the lack of public PrEP coverage. This meant that many individuals had to try to find coverage for PrEP through their private ensurer - with mixed success - or pay out-of-pocket. Recently, however, Alberta Health announced full PrEP coverage for eligible Albertans. Additionally, Non-Insured Health Benefits provides full PrEP coverage for eligible First Nations and Inuit. You can learn more about these coverage options here.

 

However, even with these changes, sometimes it can be challenging to know if PrEP is right for you, how to access it, how to find coverage if you don't qualify for Alberta Health or Non-Insured Health Benefits, and what you need to do to keep yourself safe and healthy while on PrEP. Fortunately, this section covers each of those topics. We also have a companion section for your healthcare provider if they have questions about prescribing PrEP and completing necessary monitoring and follow-up. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Otherwise, feel free to read through the various pages in this section listed below: 

About PrEP

Is PrEP Right for You?

Finding Coverage

While You're on PrEP

Debunking the Myths