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Get PrEP in Minnesota

With CentraCare TelePrEP, you can access this HIV prevention medication using video visits from anywhere in Minnesota. It's now easier than ever to get the medication you need from wherever you are.

How to Get PrEP

  1. Schedule a video visit by calling 320-654-3633
  2. Meet with a PrEP provider
  3. Get tested at lab near you
  4. Get your PrEP medication in the mail

Schedule an appointment online

Online scheduling is available for TelePrEP appointments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for PrEP medication?
Anyone who is HIV negative, at least 18 years old and currently in Minnesota.

Do I need insurance?
Yes. If you already have insurance, we will work with your insurance company to cover the costs. If you do not have insurance, visit Justus Health. They have a team of people to help you get insurance for PrEP.

How much does it cost?
For most patients, the cost of video visits, lab tests and medication is covered by insurance. Our team will work with you to make sure you are paying the least amount possible for your medication.

How do I get the PrEP medication?
After your video visit and lab tests are finished, we will mail your medication to you from our specialty pharmacy. Shipping is free and the package will not show what is inside.

If you want to use another pharmacy, tell your provider during your visit. The prescription can be sent to any pharmacy in Minnesota. Not every pharmacy carries PrEP medications.

What lab tests do I need?
Our team will find a lab in your area for testing. Labs will include a blood draw, swabs for STIs, and a urine sample. We will check your kidneys and test for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Hepatitis. If you test positive for HIV, STIs or Hepatitis, we can help. If your condition can be treated with pills, we may be able to send them to you by mail. If the condition requires additional treatments, we will help you get the care you need.

Do I have to be a CentraCare patient?
No. TelePrEP is available to anyone in Minnesota.

Can I go to a clinic for my appointment?
Yes. We have in-person appointments at our St. Cloud, Minnesota clinic.

What medications are available for PrEP?
Right now, there are two medications available for PrEP: Truvada and Descovy. Both medications are approved by the FDA. PrEP medications are 99% effective at preventing HIV.

Want to learn more about PrEP?
Visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website for more information.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
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Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
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