If you’re not eligible for funded PrEP, the first step of sourcing PrEP on your own is to get a prescription. Check out our online map that shows you doctors around New Zealand who know how to prescribe PrEP. This will involve a conversation about whether PrEP is right for you and some tests.
Going to the doctor to get a prescription will mean you will have to pay a standard fee for the initial clinician visit/s. Also, PrEP requires three-monthly check-ins for HIV and STI testing, and prescription renewal, so you’ll need to be prepared to pay for this every three months.
Once you have your prescription, there are a few options for you to access PrEP: importing it yourself, or purchasing it directly from a pharmacy.