PrEP for HIV in Montreal, QC

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Montreal.

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 Montreal, QC

Get PrEP prescribed online & delivered discreetly in Montreal.

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 Montreal

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 a local clinic 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!

Have private insurance?
We make PrEP easy.

Most Freddie patients with private insurance in Montreal get PrEP for free.

Let us help you make PrEP in Quebec as affordable as possible.

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Cost and price of PrEP in Montreal

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 Montreal 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

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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

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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

Get PrEP for $0

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 Montreal 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

Insurance navigation

Understanding insurance coverage can be a hassle. We'll work with you to find the lowest cost option.

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

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 Montreal

There are 3 forms of PrEP medication approved in Montreal:

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 Montreal, 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

Where can I find the guidelines for prescribing PrEP in Montreal?

If you’d like to read Canada’s medical guidelines on prescribing PrEP and PEP, you can do so here.

Can Freddie serve patients without private insurance in Montreal?

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.

How much does PrEP cost in Montreal?

The cost of PrEP in Montreal 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 Descovy as a form of PrEP for free.

Is PrEP free in Montreal

PrEP is free in Montreal for certain groups:

  • Those who meet specific criteria under RAMQ
  • 85% of those with private insurance
  • First Nations individuals & Inuit
  • Veterans Affairs Canada health cardholders
  • Refugees, refugee claimants, and certain other groups

Your Freddie clinician will help you navigate your insurance and financial aid options to get PrEP for as low-cost as possible.

Is PrEP covered in Montreal?

Yes, the cost of PrEP is partially or fully covered based on your insurance.

If you're on RAMQ, the monthly price for generic PrEP is $93.51 at most.

With Freddie, 85% of patients with private insurance get Descovy as a form of PrEP for free.

Where can I get PrEP in Montreal?

Freddie is the fastest way to get PrEP in Montreal.

This is because we offer our service online, have multiple LGBTQ2S+ trained clinicians to answer all of your questions, and deliver right to your door.

If you'd like to go through the PrEP journey in-person, there are multiple other services that also provide PrEP (listed above).

Can I transfer my PrEP prescription from outside of the region? Or do I have to start the process all over again?

That usually depends on what part of the PrEP journey you’re in.

Just tell your Freddie clinician about any history with PrEP and they’ll guide you through the next steps.

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