This spring, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) will be launching PrEPStart, a program to provide three months of PrEP free for people who do not have a drug plan in Ontario. This short-term supply of medication can allow participants to start PrEP immediately while applying for ongoing coverage through a public or private drug plan.

Along with their medication, participants will receive additional information on the different ways to pay for PrEP in Ontario and the option to connect with the project pharmacist for support while applying for ongoing drug coverage. The OHTN is also adding additional resources to help people navigate drug coverage options at OntarioPrEP.ca/Pay.

The OHTN will be sending OAN Member agencies an information package prior to launch so that they have all the details they need to connect their clients with PrEPStart. Stay tuned for more about this important program!