PrEP Clinic in Ontario

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Ontario.

No more awkward doctor visits or hassle. Welcome to Freddie.

Most Freddie patients pay $0 for PrEP.

PrEP Clinic in Ontario

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Ontario.

No more awkward doctor visits or hassle. Welcome to Freddie.

90%+ of Freddie patients in Ontario get PrEP for free.

PrEP from the comfort of your phone

How to get PrEP in Ontario

With Freddie: 3 steps
With other providers: 10+ steps

find out if PrEP is for you with a short questionnaire
1.

Short questionnaire and phone call

Answer a few questions and book a free consult with a Freddie clinician (20-30 minutes)

visit a lab
2.

Complete your lab work

Get some basic tests at your nearest lab so we can determine if PrEP is safe for you (it is for the vast majority of people!).

We'll help you figure out your testing site options.

get a PrEP prescription to your home
3.

Get your prescription

Your results are reviewed by your Freddie clinician. If HIV PrEP is safe for you, your prescription will be delivered confidentially to your door!


Looking for details on a specific city? Check out our PrEP guides for Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Ottawa, and Toronto.

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Cost and price of PrEP in Ontario

The cost of PrEP in Ontario depends on your age and insurance coverage.

Luckily, Freddie has financial assistance programs to help patients access free or lower cost PrEP.

For an instant estimate of what PrEP would cost you, please pick the description that best matches your status below.

With OHIP, 24 years old and younger
$0

Ontario residents 24 years and younger are fully covered by OHIP+, as long as they are not on a private insurance plan.

If you have a private insurance plan, we'll help you access PrEP for $0 through a combination of your private insurance and Freddie's financial assistance program! We'll verify this during our free consult with you and help you find the best option.

With OHIP, 25 years old and older, no private insurance
$150
(at most)

The cost of PrEP is typically $250/month, but Freddie will help you lower this through its financial assistance program.

We can also help you apply for the Trillium drug insurance program which can help you lower the cost of PrEP further, and potentially make it free.

Book a free consult with us and we’ll work with you to see if we can get it even lower!

With OHIP, 25 years old and older, with private insurance
$0

The cost of PrEP is typically $250/month.

Most insurance plans cover 80% of the cost of PrEP, so $200. Freddie will help you lower the remaining co-pay of $50 down to $0 through its financial assistance program.

Book a free consult with us and we'll help you get PrEP for $0!

Without OHIP, with private insurance
$0

The cost of PrEP is typically $250/month.

Most insurance plans cover 80% of the cost of PrEP, so $200. Freddie will help you lower the remaining co-pay of $50 down to $0 through its financial assistance program.

Book a free consult with us and we'll help you get PrEP for $0!

Without OHIP, without private insurance
$150
(at most)

It’s usually $250/month, but Freddie will provide you with financial assistance.

Book a free consult with us and we’ll work with you to see if we can get it even lower!

65 years or older
$0

You are covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit plan (ODB).

We'll verify this during our free consult with you and help you access PrEP for free!

For a more in-depth look, take our one-minute questionnaire now and
book a free consultation with one of our LGBTQ2S+ inclusive clinicians today.

Financial assistance and insurance support with Freddie

In addition to helping you navigate public and private insurance, Freddie offers financial assistance programs to make PrEP as affordable as possible in three ways:

Program 1: (Almost) everyone with insurance pays a $0 co-pay with Freddie

While most private insurance plans cover PrEP, they usually do not cover the full cost. This forces most patients to pay a "co-pay."

PrEP medication costs around $250/month in Ontario, and most insurance plans cover 80% of the cost, although this varies from 50% to 100%.

This range means that most insurances cover $200 of the $250, leaving the patient to pay the additional $50/month out of pocket.

At Freddie, we provide financial assistance to help almost all patients bring their co-pay down to $0. So if your co-pay is $50, you pay $0. And if your co-pay is $90, you pay $0. This means almost every Ontario patient with private insurance pays a $0 co-pay with Freddie.

Program 2: Financial support for those without private insurance

If you do not have private insurance, you can apply to the Trillium Drug Program.

Trillium is a prescription drug coverage program run by the Ministry of Health that is open to everyone in Ontario with OHIP. 

However, even with Trillium, PrEP can be expensive.

Freddie wants to make PrEP affordable to everyone, so we offer a financial assistance program that helps with your Trillium costs.

Depending on your income, PrEP will either be free or low-cost!

Program 3: Three months of free PrEP while you wait for your coverage

Getting coverage for PrEP can take a few months. Freddie helps you get on PrEP right away. 

This was created specifically for patients who:

  • Just moved to a new province and are waiting for your coverage to kick in
  • Just applied for Trillium and are waiting for your application to be processed
  • Switched jobs and are waiting for your new benefits to kick in

Worried about the cost of PrEP stopping you? Our clinicians are here to help you get PrEP for free or as cost-affordable as possible. Book a free consultation today and we'll answer all of your questions.

Other financial assistance programs

OHIP+: Covers Ontario residents 24 and younger

Ontario residents 24 years and younger are fully covered by OHIP+, as long as they are not on a private insurance plan. 

OHIP+ coverage ends after you reach your 25th birthday.

Trillium: Helps Ontario residents better afford high-cost prescription drugs

The Trillium Drug Program offers financial aid for Ontarians to help them pay for their high prescription-drug costs.

You should consider applying if you:

  • Reside in Ontario
  • Have a valid Ontario health card
  • Do not already qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit program (ex: Ontario Works)
  • Do not have an insurance plan that covers 100% of your prescription drug costs
  • Spend 4% or more of your post-tax household income on prescription drugs
Additional Programs: Other federal programs that offer prescription drug coverage for PrEP

Beyond the aforementioned provincial assistance programs, there are a few federal programs that offer prescription drug coverage and will cover the price of PrEP:

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program: This program provides benefits for First Nations registered under the Indian Act and Inuit who are recognized by an Inuit land claim organization.

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP): This program covers certain healthcare benefits for resettled refugees, refugee claimants, and certain other groups until they become eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance.

The Treatment Benefits Program: This program covers anyone that has a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) health card.

Ontario Disability Support Program: Provincial aid is offered through Service Ontario for Ontarians with continuous or recurrent impairment or disability under this program. Under ODSP, a benefit member is eligible for drug coverage if income support is being paid on their behalf.

Ontario Works: This program may be an option, as it provides support with health benefits and financial assistance for housing, food, and other living costs.

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Sexual health clinics in Ontario that offer PrEP [Alternatives to Freddie]

We’re committed to reducing the transmission of HIV, even if it’s not through us!

Below you can filter by city to locate other clinics within Ontario.

We recommend you call ahead before visiting other clinics because:

1. Their availability can change.
2. Some clinics may not be accepting new patients.
3. Some clinics may not accept you without a referral.

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

4.6

Google Rating

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5

reviews)

19 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9

613-238-5014

Offers PEP:

4.6

Dundas Medical Centre

3.3

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29

reviews)

1224 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5C 4G7

905-275-1111

Offers PEP:

3.3

Glen Erin Family Medicine Clinic

2.5

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22

reviews)

3095 Glen Erin Dr Unit 4, Mississauga, ON L5L 1J3

905-828-1145

Offers PEP:

2.5

Hamilton PrEP Clinic

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300-25 Charlton Ave E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1Y2

905-522-1155

Offers PEP:

HealthSense Medical

3.7

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67

reviews)

2983 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville, ON L6M 5E4

905-901-1217

Offers PEP:

3.7

Huronia Urgent Care Clinic

2.7

Google Rating

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128

reviews)

480 Huronia Rd #102, Barrie, ON L4N 6M2

705-792-0933

Offers PEP:

2.7

Kingston Health Science Centre Hotel Dieu Hospital

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reviews)

166 Brock St Kingston, ON K7L 5G2

613-548-6078

Offers PEP:

London InterCommunity Health Centre

4

Google Rating

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53

reviews)

659 Dundas St, London, ON N5W 2Z1

519-660-0874

Offers PEP:

4

Maple Leaf Medical Clinic

4.3

Google Rating

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37

reviews)

14 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

416-920-1991

* Offers PEP

Offers PEP:

4.3

MedsEXPERT Pharmacy

4.9

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46

reviews)

461 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5

416-922-6337

* Offers PEP

Offers PEP:

4.9

Middlesex-London Health Unit

2.9

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75

reviews)

355 Wellington St., Suite 110 (inside Citi Plaza), London, ON N6A 3N7

519-663-5317

Offers PEP:

2.9

Oasis

3.7

Google Rating

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7

reviews)

221 Nelson St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1C7

613-569-3488

Offers PEP:

3.7

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy - (London)

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186 King St, London, ON N6A 1C7

800-743-8851

Offers PEP:

Ottawa hospital

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501 Smyth Rd, Module G, 2nd floor, Ottawa, ON

Offers PEP:

PrEP Clinic

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10 Main Street Ottawa, ON

416-420-1250

Offers PEP:

PrEP Rx Clinic

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34 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7

905-781-7737

Offers PEP:

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection

4.4

Google Rating

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65

reviews)

602 Queens Ave, London, ON N6B 1Y8

519-434-1601

info@hivaidsconnection.ca

Offers PEP:

4.4

Scarborough Sexual Health Clinic - Toronto Public Health

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160 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7

(416) 338-7438

Offers PEP:

Sexual Health Clinic

4

Google Rating

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51

reviews)

179 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 1B3

613-234-4641

Offers PrEP on a case-by-case basis, depending on your individual risk portfolio.

Offers PEP:

4

Univeristy of Ottawa health services

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316 Rideau ST 2nd floor, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y5

613-564-3950

Offers PEP:

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Why Ontario patients love Freddie

convenient healthcare

#1 in patient care

It can be hard to talk about your sexual health. At Freddie, our inclusive clinicians “get” LGBTQ2S+ health. No judgement, no hassle.

affirming & LGBTQ+ friendly clinicians

Free or low cost PrEP

With Freddie's unique financial assistance programs, the vast majority of patients in Ontario pay $0, including those who currently have insurance co-pays.

We'll work with you to find the lowest cost option.

free or low cost PrEP

Quick, discreet delivery

All delivered prescriptions come in unmarked packages, so you do not need to worry about nosy neighbours or roommates.

Or you can pick-up from a local pharmacy.

Get the sexual healthcare you deserve

No one should be made to feel uncomfortable about their sexual health.

Our medical staff provides affirming and evidence-driven care, without judgement.

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Types of PrEP medication available in Ontario

There are 3 forms of PrEP medication approved in Ontario:

1. Name-Brand Truvada
2. Generic Truvada
3. Descovy

All three forms of PrEP are 99% effective in preventing HIV infection when taken as prescribed.

Truvada (Name-brand)

Truvada is a brand name PrEP medication developed by Gilead Sciences.

Truvada is approved for use in Ontario, but is not covered by provincial health plans.

As a result, out-of-pocket costs, even with private health insurance, can be as high as $800/month.

This is why Freddie focuses on offering affordable alternatives instead.

Generic Truvada ("Generic PrEP")

Generic PrEP, or “generic Truvada”, is the generic version of Truvada.

It has the exact same active ingredients and is also 99% effective at preventing HIV, but is a fraction of the cost.

In Ontario, provincial plans and almost every private insurance plan cover generic Truvada.

With Freddie, 90% of patients get generic Truvada for free.

Descovy

Descovy was developed by Gilead to lessen the (few) potential side effects associated with Truvada, particularly with kidney and bone health.

If you have private insurance, Freddie can help you get Descovy for free! Descovy is covered by most private insurance plans, and Freddie will help you get your co-pay waived by enrolling you in a financial assistance program.

However, if you do not have private insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of Descovy is ~$950/month. Descovy is not covered by provincial health insurance.

With Freddie, 85% of patients with private insurance get Descovy for free.

Due to differences in individual needs, it is important to refer to a healthcare professional and find out which option is best for you.

Additional questions you may have

Is PrEP covered by OHIP?

If you are 24 years or younger, PrEP is covered by OHIP.

If you are 25 years or older, PrEP is not covered by OHIP.

Is PrEP available in Canada?

Yes, PrEP is available for prescription in Canada. Here are the guidelines for prescribing PrEP and PEP.

How much is PrEP per month?

Those that are 24 years or younger and on OHIP can get PrEP for free.

Most patients with private insurance get PrEP free through Freddie.

For patients that are older than 24 and without private insurance, PrEP is around $150 (usually $250) at most with Freddie’s financial assistance programs.

Who can prescribe PrEP in Ontario?

In Ontario, nurse practitioners and physicians can prescribe PrEP.

There is no special training for prescribing PrEP in Ontario, but many primary care providers may not feel comfortable with discussing PrEP with their patients.

Does PrEP make you gain weight?

There is a weight suppressive effect with Truvada.

When taking Descovy, this weight suppressive effect is not present. So if a patient were to switch to Descovy, they may notice some slight weight gain.

Is PrEP over the counter in Ontario?

No, you cannot access PrEP over the counter. You must have a prescription in order to access PrEP.

How can I get free PrEP?

You can get PrEP for free under some of the following scenarios:

  • You have OHIP and are 24 years old or younger.
  • You are a refugee, First Nations individual, or Inuit.
  • You have private insurance and take advantage of Freddie’s financial assistance. 

90% of Freddie patients get PrEP for free with our financial assistance programs.

Can I get PrEP from a pharmacy?

Yes, you can get PrEP from a pharmacy if you have a valid prescription.

If you get your PrEP through Freddie, you also have the option of having your PrEP discreetly delivered to your home for free.

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