PrEP is widely recognised as an effective prevention strategy against contracting HIV. The latest research demonstrates that people during high risk periods of their lives are effectively protected if PrEP is taken daily as prescribed. While PrEP has few side effects, we encourage people taking PrEP to maintain regular contact with their GP for routine monitoring and regular STI checks.
PRONTO! has a GP led PrEP Clinic that can assist clients access PBS funded PrEP and those who wish to self import PrEP drugs on their own. We provide all ongoing pathology monitoring services recommended for PrEP.
Clients that identify as Trans or Gender Diverse can access PrEP through our Equinox Gender Diverse Health Service. Appointments for Equinox can be booked by calling 03 9416 2889.
Medicare Card holders: The PrEP clinic is bulk billed to Medicare. We must see your Medicare card on the day of the appointment. Pathology will be bulk billed (Subject to change according to changes in the Medicare fee schedule rules and /or pathology company billing policies).
Non-Medicare Card holders: Clients without Medicare are welcome to access the service, however fees for the consultation and pathology do apply and are payable on the day. The items charged may be eligible to be claimed through private health insurance and a receipt will be issued on the day.
Pathology fees are set by the pathology companies and bulk billing eligibility is determined by the Medicare.
Bookings are available online. As appointments for this service are limited, we ask that all clients confirm appointment bookings via SMS when requested and encourage client to give advance notice if they are unable to attend appointments.