HIV Prevention & PrEP

Evergreen Health is committed to providing HIV education and prevention services to the Buffalo, Jamestown and Western New York (WNY) community. We offer HIV testing and treatment, and are the leading provider for the HIV prevention drug PrEP in WNY.

Prevent HIV with PrEP

Prevent HIV with PrEP (short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a prescription drug that, when taken every day, greatly reduces your risk of getting HIV by blocking the virus. PrEP can prevent HIV when taken consistently before exposure. The first step is always testing. Anyone who wants to take PrEP must first test negative for HIV.

Who is PrEP for?

PrEP is for individuals who want to take control of their health and reduce the risk of becoming HIV positive. PrEP might be right for you if you:

  • Have had more than one sex partner
  • Have had sex without a condom
  • Are in an ongoing relationship with someone who has HIV
  • Are not sure of your sex partner’s HIV status
  • Are a man who has sex with men (MSM)
  • Are a transgender person who has sex with men
  • Have been diagnosed with an STI/STD in the past six months
  • Have injected drugs and shared needles

These are not the only indicators for PrEP candidates. Anyone interested in PrEP should contact us to speak with one of our friendly PrEP specialists.

How much does PrEP cost?

Medicaid and most insurance plans currently include coverage for PrEP. We can assist you with insurance navigation. Most people who see an Evergreen provider and use our pharmacy pay $0 out of pocket.

Learn more about PrEP, here.

Do you think you may have been recently exposed to HIV? We offer PEP.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a way to prevent HIV infection after a recent possible exposure to the virus. PEP works best if it’s given within 36 hours after you were exposed. If it has been longer than 36 hours, it is still recommended you come in for testing and an assessment.

Call Evergreen Health’s PEP Hotline at 716.541.0675 to receive PEP through our Pharmacy. Our PEP Hotline team will connect you with one of our STI nurses. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID.

If after hours, go to the emergency room or urgent care immediately and ask for PEP.

Free condoms

The use of condoms is a highly effective way to prevent spreading HIV and other STIs (also referred to as STDs). PrEP does not protect against sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea or syphilis.

Evergreen offers free condoms every day!

HIV testing

It’s important to know your HIV status. HIV often doesn’t have any symptoms, so the only way you can know if you have HIV is to get tested.

We offer HIV testing in our testing clinics. You will know your results in 20 minutes. Learn more about our Testing services.

Need Help?

Call us and ask to speak with one of our PrEP Specialists.

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Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo

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716-847-2441

Monday, Wednesday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Bailey Ave.

Buffalo

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716-847-2441

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Prather Ave.

Jamestown

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716-664-7855

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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