PrEP Assistance Programs

PrEP Assistance Programs

Updated April 2021

Private PrEP Co-pay Assistance Programs for Underinsured Patients

Gilead Advancing Access

Gilead Advancing Access is a co-pay assistance program available from the manufacturer of Truvada and Descovy, the brand name medications approved for PrEP. 

WHAT IT COVERS: The co-pay card covers the patient’s out-of-pocket costs for either of the two medications up to $7,200 per year. It does not cover out-of-pocket costs for clinical visits or labs. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: It is available to individuals who have private health plan coverage, including Marketplace plans like the ones on PrEPcost.org, and to those with employer-sponsored plans. There are no income restrictions to access this program. 

HOW IT WORKS: Follow the link below or call 1-877-505-6986 for assistance. Complete the online application, selecting Co-pay Support, then “Truvada” or "Descovy" for the medication, and indicate that you intend to use it “to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1.” You will know immediately if you are eligible for assistance. Save or print the program’s card to use to pay for the medication at the pharmacy. 

ENROLLMENT LINK: https://www.gileadadvancingaccess.com/ 

The Patient Advocate Foundation

The Patient Advocate Foundation offers a Co-Pay Relief Program that is available for PrEP.

WHAT IT COVERS: It covers the patient’s out-of-pocket costs for the medication up to $7,500 per year. It does not cover out-of-pocket costs for clinical visits or labs.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: It is available to individuals who have health insurance, and whose income falls below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, adjusted by the Cost-of-Living Index and the number in the household.

HOW IT WORKS: Follow the link below, or call 1-866-512-3861, Option 1 for assistance. Register for the program and then complete the online application. You will know if you are eligible for assistance within 10 minutes of submitting the application. An income verification may also be required.

ENROLLMENT LINK: https://copays.org/portal/#/register

In addition to the programs outlined above, other financial assistance may be available based on health insurance type and income. Good Days offers co-pay assistance for PrEP for individuals with Medicare or Military insurance coverage. Co-pay assistance from the PAN Foundation may also be available for PrEP patients with Medicare coverage, although this program is currently closed.

Gilead Advancing Access Medication Assistance Program

For uninsured individuals, the Gilead Advancing Access Medication Assistance Program can help cover the cost of Truvada or Descovy for PrEP.

WHAT IT COVERS: The program provides financial assistance to pay for Truvada or Descovy, the two brand name medications for PrEP. It does not cover the cost of clinical visits or labs.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The program is available to uninsured individuals, regardless of immigration status. The household income limit for the program is 500% FPL ($60,300 per year in all states except Hawaii and Alaska). Applicants will be asked to submit further documentation as proof of income.

HOW IT WORKS: Follow the link below or call 1-800-226-2056 for assistance. Complete the online application, selecting “Uninsured Support,” then “Patient Assistance Program (PAP) Eligibility Screening.” Select “Truvada” or "Descovy" for the medication, indicate that you intend to use it for PrEP, and enter your personal information. Your PrEP provider will also need to complete a portion of the application.

ENROLLMENT LINK: https://www.gileadadvancingaccess.com

Generic TDF/FTC for PrEP

Generic TDF/FTC for PrEP

There are no copay assistance programs or payment assistance programs available for generic TDF/FTC for PrEP.

Ready, Set, PrEP

Ready, Set, PrEP

WHAT IT COVERS: Ready, Set, PrEP  is a nationwide program that makes PrEP medications (Truvada or Descovy) available at no cost to individuals who lack prescription drug coverage.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: To receive PrEP medication through Ready, Set, PrEP, the individual must:

  • Lack prescription drug coverage
  • Be tested for HIV with a negative result
  • Have a prescription for PrEP

HOW IT WORKS: Before enrolling in the Ready, Set, PrEP program, talk to a healthcare provider to see if PrEP medication is right for you and obtain a prescription. If you do not have a provider, you can find a clinic or provider that prescribes PrEP at locator.hiv.gov.

Once you have the necessary prescription, visit GetYourPrEP.com  or call toll-free 855-447-8410 to qualify and enroll. When completing the enrollment form, you must include the name of the healthcare provider who wrote your prescription.

If you have any problems enrolling, call 855-447-8410 or ask for assistance in-person at a healthcare provider’s office, including a community health center, where trained staff can provide support.

Enrollment link: https://www.getyourprep.com/

PEP Assistance Programs

PEP Assistance Programs

Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs and Cost-Sharing Assistance Programs for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). Each pharmaceutical company has different policies for applying and delivery of medications for PEP. This resource provides detailed instructions for each company’s program