We accept ALL patients. With or without insurance.
How much does PrEP cost?
Anyone who requests a PrEP evaluation will be charged $75 for the medical consultation. $50 for follow up appointments every 3 months. This covers your online medical consultation and review of your lab test results, and includes unlimited messaging about PrEP with our medical team for 3 months until your next renewal — so you can ask questions about your lab tests or medication any time during that period. Non-Home Lab Testing: In order receive your PrEP its important to have laboratory results proving that you qualify. To do this with Remedia, we make the process simple by allowing you to go to the biggest lab to get your blood drawn. Follow the link in your email to find the blood draw center closest to you. You will have to do this every at 1st visit, and ever 3 months thereafter, but its worth it, it ensures you are protected!
How much do Laboratory tests cost?
If you’d prefer not to do home testing you are welcome to have your labs done at a local lab like LabCorp or Quest. Pricing at local labs is dependent on your insurance coverage. We recommend calling your insurance company in advance to confirm whether LabCorp or Quest is the in-network laboratory.
Does insurance cover PrEP?
Many insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid do cover PrEP, however, many doctors do arnt specialized enough to prescribe PrEP. Therefore they will you will have to see your primary care, and then have them submit a referral to a specalist and jump through all those hoops and co-pays just to get to the same result as what we offer. With us, skip the insurance hassle and just cut right to the chase. For the small upfront fee, skip the hula hoops you have to juggle and get what you need right away. Insurance will usually cover your meds at the pharmacy if a proper diagnosis is obtained but you can call them to be sure. Rest asssured, this is the fastest, most confidential and easy way to get your PrEP.
What are PrEP Payment Assistance Programs?
If you do not have insurance and cannot afford PrEP on your own, we may be able to help you apply for a payment assistance program. Gilead, the pharmaceutical company that produces Truvada and Descovy has a program called Advancing Access and, a nonprofit called the Patient Advocate Foundation provides substantial assistance for people who are uninsured, or who receive Medicare or Medicaid coverage, and can’t afford the price of PrEP. Please ask our PrEP team if you qualify for this program. If you have insurance and there is a medical reason that you must take Descovy, you may be eligible for a Gilead Co-Pay Card which can reduce or eliminate the cost of your insurance co-pay. Our PrEP team can help you understand which program you quality for and will help you apply.
What are the side effects of PrEP?
Many new PrEP users report little to no side effects, but symptoms such as headache, abdominal pain, and weight loss can happen. These side effects typically don’t last long and often go away entirely within the first month. If you’re experiencing prolonged side effects, please contact us.
Is there a generic PrEP medication?
Generic versions of the PrEP medication Truvada started to be available in September 2020. You should know that in order for a generic substitution to be made for a branded medication, the generic medication must be proven by the FDA to have the same active ingredient, dosage form, strength, and conditions of use as the name-brand drug. The generic version of Truvada containing Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil is bioequivalent, meaning it has the same effects in the body and works every bit as well. Because you may receive generic PrEP from different manufacturers at different times, in some cases the pills or packaging may look different. Do not worry — it is the exact same medication with a different look.
What if I miss a dose of PrEP?
If you miss a dose or skip a day, it’s ok! Take your pill as soon as you remember and continue with your daily schedule. Do not double dose, as you may feel nauseous or sick. Missing one dose won’t greatly affect your level of protection against HIV. However, if you are missing multiple days or are having trouble with taking a pill daily, let us know.
How do I know if I am at risk of contracting HIV?
Generally, PrEP is for anyone at increased risk for contracting HIV, including anyone who is in an ongoing relationship with a person living with HIV, anyone who does not consistently use a condom, and anyone who shares injection drug or hormone equipment. Studies have shown that PrEP can be beneficial for people of various gender identities and sexual orientations.
After I book my appointment, what happens next?
Someone from our team will reach out to you within 24 hours to confirm your appointment and arrange a meeting spot.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice your frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines temporarily look better.
Will I see results quickly? How long does Botox Cosmetic last?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals. Start talking about your goals with a specialist today and find out what you could expect.
What are some of the risks of Botox Injections?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.
Which products do you use for Lip Filler injections?
Currently we use the two top Hyaluronic Acid fillers on the market, Restylane and Juvederm Ultra Plus.
How long will dermal fillers last?
With Restylane, you’ll probably start to see its effects a few days after your procedure. Then after about ten months, the results will begin to wear off. All filler results are instant. We always recommend making a follow up appointment 9 months after your appointment to plump back up. In Juvederm products, you’ll likely see results on your way out the door, almost instantly. And these fillers are known to last about 12 months.
What are the risks of dermal fillers and down time?
What Are the Risks and Down Time? Following your injection, you will probably need to take a day or two easy, without high-intensity cardio workouts. In most cases, you might experience slight swelling, and a few people experience bruising. Usually, within a week, you’ll be on your way. When considering Restylane, the side effects may include: redness swelling tenderness Bruising People can experience hyperpigmentation (skin color changes) or infection to the surrounding skin tissues (necrosis) in rare cases. These side effects are infrequent, and it’s essential to disclose all medications you are taking before getting the injections. With all fillers, you also might get swelling and redness or slight pain and numbness. You may also experience dry skin. And in rare cases, hyperpigmentation, scars, and necrosis. Again, these side effects are rare, and the vast majority of people get excellent results and come back for more. The minor side effects usually wear off in a few days to a week.