Special Health Care Services

PrEP "Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis"

What is PrEP?

CommWell Health offers a PrEP clinic in Southeastern NC (Johnston County). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a pill once a day to reduce the risk of becoming infected.  The pill “Truvada” is currently the only FDA-approved drug for PrEP. When used with other safer sex practices (like condoms), PrEP can help protect you from getting HIV from an infected partner.  According to the CDC: Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject

Who Should Take PrEP?

  • Men who have sex with men and have sex without a condom.

  • In a sexual relationship with someone who is HIV positive.

  • Someone who has sex for money, food, drugs and housing.

  • Women trying to get pregnant with a partner who is HIV positive.

  • Someone who has sex under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

  • Someone who has sex with multiple partners f unknown or positive HIV status.

  • Someone who has sex without a condom when you are the receptive sexual partner.

Before Your Visit

  • Call 1-877-WELL ALL (1-877-935-5255) and ask to speak with a PrEP clinic coordinator ( Albrea, Meranda or Stephanie).

  • The clinic coordinator will determine your eligibility via phone and if you are eligible will schedule an appointment to meet with you.


  • Blood work will be drawn to determine your HIV status and you will be given a follow-up appointment to meet with the Infectious Disease provider.

  • During the visit the provider, you will receive prevention education, education on sexually transmitted diseases and condoms, and how to take medication and manage medication side effects.

  • Ongoing visits with primary care provider and behavioral health specialist.

  • Screening and counseling for mental health and substance abuse.

What costs Should I Consider?

For each PrEP clinic visit with your
provider, you will be assessed a visit fee.

  • If you are uninsured you will be assessed fees for the visit, medications and labs. The fees are based on your income and family size.

  • If you have insurance and PrEP is covered, you will be required to make a copay for the visit, medications and any labs.

How Can I Pay for PrEP medications?
Most insurance companies will cover
PrEP but ...
Gilead, the company that manufactures Truvada, has a medications assistance program. Ask the CommWell Health pharmacy about an application.

PrEP Resource List:

What is PrEP Video:

What is PrEP video is available on whatisprep.org.

CommWell Health PrEP Locations:

CommWell Health of McGee’s Crossroads
70 Crepe Myrtle Drive Suite 104, Benson, NC 27504
Fridays 8:00 am—1:00 pm

CommWell Health of Bolivia/Supply
6 Doctors Circle Suite 1, Supply, NC 28462

Monday - Wednesday        8:00 am—5:00 pm

Thursday                              8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday                                    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

CommWell Health

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