Make appointments that suit you
We know the frustration of having to take time out from work for an appointment. PrEP Connect offers weekend and after-hours appointments.
All consultations by PrEP Connect are done via telehealth or telephone. For telehealth all you need is a webcam and the internet.
Save with medicare rebates
With a Medicare card you can claim rebates and save on consultation fees. See our Fees section for more info.
PrEP Connect believes in making healthcare easier. Our practitioners can send digital scripts and pathology request forms direct to your mobile or email.
What is PrEP?
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an antiretroviral medication which can be taken to prevent HIV infection. Its popularity has grown since its listing on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) in 2018, making it much cheaper to access through Australian pharmacies. PrEP is not a substitute for safe sex practices, it is designed to be an additional measure to help keep you safe against HIV.
A common misconception is that PrEP will protect you against all STIs. While that would be amazing, it unfortunately is not true. PrEP will only protect you against HIV, but very effectively.
Why PrEP Connect?
In Australia, the demand for PrEP has increased substantially. Unfortunately, medical services are currently not able to meet this demand and people are left with very limited and often expensive options to source PrEP. PrEP Connect was founded by an endorsed Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner, as an innovative and patient-focused approach to reducing health inequality of PrEP provision in Australia. Our practice prides itself on being an inclusive service, welcoming all persons regardless of sexuality, gender identity, race, culture, genetics or life experience.
How do I get PrEP?
PrEP Connect is designed to make the whole process of getting your medication simple.
1. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:
either via the HotDoc app or the button below
2. HAVE A CONSULTATION:
telehealth or telephone with a Nurse Practitioner
3. COLLECT PATHOLOGY:
you will receive a digital pathology form via SMS or email*, which can be used at any pathology provider in Australia for free (Medicare card holders)
4. REVIEW AND PRESCRIBE:
a specialist Nurse Practitioner will review your results and make sure it's safe to prescribe PrEP
5. GET YOUR PREP:
we'll send you the script (scan or token) which can be used at any Australian pharmacy
*initial PrEP consultations require pathology results returned prior to a prescription being provided. For subsequent PrEP consults, you will receive the pathology form and prescription simultaneously
How much does it cost?
Consultations are typically 15 minutes. Initial consults will take 30 minutes but will revert to standard 15 minute consults afterwards.
Medicare rebates are available for all consultations.
Pathology services are free in Australia for Medicare-eligible people. Medicare in-eligible people are strongly advised to discuss coverage from their health insurance companies.
PrEP in Australia is listed on the PBS, so for Medicare-eligible people, you can access PrEP from any Australian pharmacy for $42.50 per bottle (1 month supply).
Concession card holders only pay $6.80 per bottle.
A $40 fee for not attending an appointment will be charged if no notice is given prior to the appointment.
No Medicare? No problem
Medicare ineligible people can still have a consultation with a practitioner for the same fee, however no Medicare rebate will be available.
Pathology services are available for persons without Medicare for a fee. PrEP Connect strongly encourages those without Medicare to discuss coverage with their health insurance provider
People without Medicare can access non-PBS PrEP via Australian pharmacies from $49.99 per bottle (1 month supply)
PrEP Connect also offers free translator services for all consultations. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurse Practitioner | Director
Clinton is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Sexual Health and HIV. He has over 16 years experience caring for patients in areas such as emergency, general practice, primary care, and community healthcare. He has spent the last 5 years helping clients within a sexual health and HIV service in Brisbane. Clinton is passionate about equitable access to healthcare and established PrEP Connect as an innovative alternative to traditional GP services and tertiary healthcare systems.
Concerned about HIV exposure? Visit getpep.info to find a local provider or go to any public hospital Emergency Department to access Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). PrEP Connect is unable to provide PEP management.