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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

PrEP 

 


What is PrEP? 

  • PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a daily pill that can greatly reduce your risk of getting HIV from sex               by more than 90%.
  •  It reduces the risk of getting HIV from sharing needles by more than 70%.
  •  Lower your risk of getting HIV from sex even more if you take PrEP and use other prevention methods.
  • You have to visit your doctor every three months to repeat your HIV test, refill your prescription, and follow up.
  • Don't take PrEP unless it has been prescribed for you by your doctor.

 

After strong community support, in 2018 Mecklenburg County Public Health  began implementation of a PrEP pilot project.  The 24-month pilot is aimed at providing PrEP to at least 320 high-risk, uninsured individuals, through contracts with community partners who provide clinical services in areas with access to high-risk individuals. 

These partner providers are Ballantyne Family Medicine/Amity Medical Group, The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc., Eastowne Family Physicians, Quality Comprehensive Health Care Center Powerhouse Project, and Rosedale Assistance & Opportunities (RAO).

 


If you don't have insurance...

contact one of our partners healthcare providers for free medication.



If you have insurance...

visit PrEP Locator or ​visit UNC Chapel Hill to find a list of doctors near you.

If you need assistance paying for PrEP, Gilead’s Patient Assistance Program is available to support. 


  
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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700