PrEP for HIV in Quebec

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Quebec.

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

85% of Freddie patients with private insurance get PrEP for free in Quebec.

*Freddie’s service is only available for patients with private insurance at this time.

PrEP Clinic in Quebec

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Quebec.

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

85% of Freddie patients with private insurance get PrEP for free in Quebec.

*Freddie’s service is only available for patients with private insurance at this time.

PrEP from the comfort of your phone

How to get PrEP in Quebec

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

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

Short questionnaire & 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!


For details on Montreal specifically, check out our guide to PrEP in Montreal.

Have private insurance?
We make PrEP easy.

Freddie makes HIV prevention medication easy by offering online care, insurance navigation, and free discreet delivery.

Consultations are free and most patients with private insurance pay $0 for their PrEP & delivery.

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Cost and price of PrEP in Quebec

The cost of PrEP in Quebec varies based on your insurance coverage and age.

Without private insurance, with RAMQ: PrEP usually costs $95/month. Unfortunately, Freddie is not able to serve RAMQ patients at this time due to funding limitations. We recommend you visit a PrEP prescriber listed here.

With private insurance: Freddie helps 85%+ of those with private insurance access PrEP for free!

For a quick estimate of what PrEP would cost you, please pick the description that matches your status below.

Quebec resident, with private insurance
$0 - $95.31 (at most)

If you have private insurance, the cost of PrEP has historically been ~$50 per month (but it depends on the policy).

However, 85%+ of Freddie patients with private insurance can now obtain Descovy, the newest form of PrEP with fewer side effects, for free!

During our free consultation with you, we’ll help you verify your insurance coverage and find a path in which your PrEP is as close to $0 as possible.

Quebec resident, no private insurance
$0 - $93.51 (at most)

If you are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), the cost of PrEP is $95.31 per month at most, unless you have received an exemption.

You can read more about exceptions here.

Unfortunately, Freddie is not able to serve RAMQ patients at this time due to funding limitations.

We recommend you visit a PrEP prescriber listed here.

First Nations individual or Inuit
$0

First Nations individuals and Inuit may access PrEP at no cost through the federal Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program.

PrEP is covered under NIHB even if a designated PrEP prescriber does not issue the prescription.

Unfortunately, Freddie is not able to serve RAMQ patients at this time due to funding limitations.

We recommend you visit a PrEP prescriber listed here.

Refugee
$0

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

Unfortunately, Freddie is not able to serve RAMQ patients at this time due to funding limitations.

We recommend you visit a PrEP prescriber listed here.

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.

*Only available for patients with private insurance at this time.

Financial assistance programs

If you have private insurance, Freddie will help you access financial assistance programs that bring your cost of PrEP down to $0.

If you have RAMQ, in April of 2021, Quebec enacted a regulation which limited services like Freddie from providing financial assistance for prescriptions. While Freddie is not able to serve RAMQ patients at this time, here are additional financial assistance programs you may be able to access:

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program: Benefits for First Nations individuals & Inuit

This program provides benefits for First Nations registered under the Indian Act and Inuit who are recognized by an Inuit land claim organization.

You can read more about this program here.

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP): Benefits for refugees and other groups

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.

You can read more about this program's eligibility here.

The Treatment Benefits Program: Benefits for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) health card holders

This program covers anyone that has a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) health card.

You can read more about this program here.

Have private insurance?
Get the newest form of PrEP.

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

Only patients with private insurance have coverage for Descovy at this time.

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

Due to funding limitations, Freddie is not able to offer PrEP to Quebec patients without private insurance at this time.

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

Patients without private insurance will need to visit one of the clinics covered by RAMQ (clinics listed below) to access PrEP in Quebec.

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.

Patients with private insurance can skip the wait and book an online PrEP appointment now.

Clinique I.D

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200, rue Durand, bureau 211, St-Jérôme, QC J7Z 7E2

4504317666

Offers PEP:

Clinique Medicine Urbaine Quartier Latin

3.7

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100

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1733 Rue Berri, Montréal, QC H2L 4E9

514-285-5500

Offers PEP:

3.7

Concordia Health Services

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1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd, W. Montreal, QC

5148482424 ext 3565

Offers PEP:

Jewish General Hospital Infectious Diseases Walk-in

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3755 Cote ST Catherine RD, E-0064 level S1, Montreal, QC

5143408230

Offers PEP:

L'Actuel PrEP Clinics

2.9

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120

reviews)

1001 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est bureau 1130 11e étage, Montréal, QC H2L 4P9

514-524-1001

* Offers PEP

Offers PEP:

2.9

La Licorne Medical Clinic

4.8

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52

reviews)

808 Ontario St E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1N9

514-532-0828

Offers PEP:

4.8

Miels-Quebec

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625, Avenue Chouinard, Québec, QC G1S 3E3

(418) 649-0788

Offers PEP:

OPUS Clinic

4.1

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14

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Tower A, 1470 Rue Peel #850, Montréal, QC - H3A 1T1

514-787-6787

* Offers PEP, but is not currently taking new patients

Offers PEP:

4.1

Quorum Clinic

3.5

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83

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800 Boul. de Maisonneuve E RC-1, Montréal, QC H2L 4L8

514-360-0614

Offers PEP:

3.5

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Prefer to start your PrEP journey from the comfort of your home? Try Freddie for free today!

85% of patients with private insurance get PrEP for free through Freddie.

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Why Quebec patients (with private insurance) 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

Choice & convenience

Freddie makes Descovy, the latest form of PrEP, more accessible for those who want it.

Plus patients with private insurance can skip the doctor visit and attend their appointment from the comfort of home.

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.

*Only available for patients with private insurance at this time.

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Types of PrEP medication available in Quebec

There are 3 forms of PrEP medication approved in Quebec:

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 Quebec, 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 Quebec, provincial plans and almost every private insurance plan partially cover generic Truvada.

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.

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 in Quebec?

PrEP is covered for certain individuals under public insurance (RAMQ). For others, it’s partially covered and will cost $93.51 at most.

With Freddie, over 85% of patients with private insurance pay $0 for their PrEP.

Refugees, First Nations individuals, and Inuit can get PrEP for free through federal programs.

Can Freddie serve patients without private insurance in Quebec?

Unfortunately, Freddie isn't able to prescribe HIV PrEP to RAMQ patients at this time. 

We can only serve patients with some level of private insurance, because Freddie is not set up to receive funding from RAMQ (which would allow us to work with patients in the public system).

We hope that we will be able to serve RAMQ patients in the future.

Is PrEP available in Canada?

Yes, PrEP is available for prescription in Canada.

With Freddie, you can get your PrEP prescribed online and delivered to your door. Over 85% of patients with private insurance pay $0 for their PrEP.

How much does PrEP cost in Montreal?

The cost of PrEP in Montreal is the same as the rest of Quebec. Here’s a detailed breakdown of your options for PrEP in Montreal.

How much is PrEP on Freddie?

The cost of PrEP through Freddie depends on your insurance coverage. 

Under RAMQ, the monthly cost of PrEP ranges from $0 to $93.51.

With private insurance, 85% of patients get PrEP for free.

Without RAMQ or private insurance, the monthly cost is about $250.

Due to provincial regulations, Freddie is unable to offer financial assistance to patients in Quebec.

How can I get free PrEP?

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

- You have RAMQ and are 18 years old or younger.

- You have RAMQ, are 18-25, a full-time student, and meet other specific criteria.

- You are a refugee, First Nations individual, or Inuit.

- You have private insurance and they cover Descovy.

Over 85% of Freddie patients with private insurance pay $0 for PrEP.

How much is PrEP in Quebec?

The cost of PrEP in Quebec depends on your insurance coverage. For those with provincial insurance, the monthly cost is $93.51 at most.

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

Is PrEP safer than condoms?

PrEP reduces HIV risk by 99% when taken as prescribed, but it does not prevent other STIs. Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, prevent the transmission of HIV by 98%.

It is recommended to use both PrEP and condoms for maximum protection

Who qualifies for PrEP?

In order to qualify for PrEP, you must:

- Display a high risk for acquiring HIV, based on provincial guidelines.

- Be HIV negative.

- Be able to healthily tolerate PrEP medication.

- Receive a prescription from a medical professional licensed in your province.

- Consistently participate in standardized testing to re-confirm your HIV status and medication tolerance.

Is PrEP free in Canada?

PrEP can be free for patients depending on which province they reside in and their insurance coverage.

For example, PrEP is free for all public insurance patients in Alberta but only partially covered for most public insurance patients in Quebec.

Whereas over 85% of patients with private insurance can get PrEP for free through Freddie.

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