PrEP & Tele-prep at The Doctor
The Doctor’s TelePrEP program provides a convenient new way to access Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), an option for maintaining HIV negative status. Currently, the only FDA approved medication for PrEP is Truvada. Truvada is highly effective at preventing HIV, reducing the risk of infection by 92–99% for those who take it daily as prescribed.
Our TelePrEP program allows you to virtually connect to a qualified provider who can prescribe you PrEP through telemedicine. This means you can use your personal electronic devices to have provider “visits” without having to leave your home.
You’ll be able to see, hear, and speak to a provider face to face to discuss your PrEP medical care.
Get PrEP in 4 simple steps…
Speak to a Coordinator
Complete a quick form and a PrEP coordinator will connect with you.
We’ll give you an overview of the process and collect everything we need to make this process easy for you, including information for the pharmacy and testing lab.
To start PrEP, you must currently be HIV negative and free of STIs.
We’ll coordinate getting you tested at a local lab so that we can make sure your body won’t have adverse reactions to the medication.
A quick consult with The Doctor.
After your labs come back, our providers will review to confirm PrEP is right for you. They’ll connect with you virtually (a simple consult over video using a SmartPhone, Tablet, or computer), or you can visit our West Hollywood office.
Get Your Meds
Our pharmacist will mail your prescription or you can pick it up from a pharmacy of your choice.
What is PrEP?
PrEP is a pill for people who do not have HIV who want added protection. When taken every day as prescribed, PrEP has been shown to be highly eective in protecting against HIV. PrEP is available by prescription from a medical provider.
The goal of The Doctor’s TelePrEP program is to connect you to a PrEP medical provider using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Why The Doctor?
Nestled in the heart of West Hollywood, one of The Doctors key focus areas is HIV prevention and treatment. That means we understand HIV from every angle.
We value diversity and we never judge because you’re family. So when it comes to managing exposure to HIV, particularly as a member of the LGBT community, come to the place where we “get” you.
How does it work?
Getting your PrEP prescription from The Doctor is easy. There are 4 simple steps, and we’ll guide you through the entire process.
Fill out form (below…just scroll down a bit more).
Our patient PrEP Coordinator will call you to set you up for labs at your preferred lab. If you don’t know where to go, don’t worry—our coordinators know how to get you where you need to be.
You'll have a visit with our provider from any phone or computer (after your lab results come in).
If our provider believes it's appropriate for you, a prescription is mailed to you or you can collect it from the pharmacy of your choice.
Our dedicated PrEP coordinators provide assistance with coverage options for those without insurance.
Who is eligible?
Any HIV-negative adult 18 years of age or older
Anyone who has access to email, a smartphone, tablet or computer
What are the benefits?
A TelePrEP appointment helps you to avoid time and expense of traveling to see a provider so that you have access to specialized PrEP medical care without having to leave your community
The Doctor’s TelePrEP program allows you to receive quality care from highly specialized HIV treatment specialists in the heart of West Hollywood anywhere you are in the state
It is easy, convenient and doesn’t cost you anything more than a traditional visit
What are the costs?
We only charge you the standard cost of your copay, which typically ranges from $0-$25 depending on your insurance plan
For privately insured patients and Medicare insured patients, lab testing and prescription medication costs vary based on the type of insurance plan
Free shipping of medication (unless you choose to have your prescription fulfilled at a different pharmacy of your choice)
Ready to get started with TelePrEP?
If you are interested in signing up for the TelePrEP program please begin by completing the questions below. If you prefer to sign up over the phone or have trouble completing this form, please call us at (323) 988-5900 for assistance.
Speak to a prep coordinator
Is PrEP right for you?
Do I need a condom with PrEP?