How much is PEP usually?
How much does PEP cost? As with any prescription drug there will be a cost involved. Normally a four weeks' supply of one drug will cost $22.40. Keep in mind your doctor is likely to prescribe a course consisting of at least two drugs.
Can I buy PEP over the counter?
You can buy the emergency contraceptive pill from chemists. It is usually also available from GPs, sexual health clinics and A&E departments. However, it is important to let the doctor or pharmacist know if you are taking PEP.
Is PEP for free?
PEP is available on the NHS for free, but is only given to people who meet guidelines about its use. The best place to get PEP is a sexual health or HIV clinic. If you need PEP over the weekend or outside of office hours, when clinics will often be closed, the best place to go is an Accident and Emergency department.
How can I get PEP immediately?
The best place to get PEP is a sexual health or HIV clinic. If you need PEP over the weekend or outside of office hours, when clinics will often be closed, the best place to go is an Accident and Emergency department. PEP is not normally available from GPs. Find out your nearest clinic.
Can I buy PEP over the counter in South Africa?
It is an HIV-prevention pill taken for 28 days after possible exposure to HIV infection and should be started within 72 hours of that exposure. WHERE AND HOW CAN I GET IT? You can't get PEP over the counter because you need a prescription from a doctor or nurse.
Is PEP free in South Africa?
I would not encourage the use of pharmacies. Victims can go to any hospital or clinic, without having to report the rape, to access PEP medication and counselling. The treatment is completely free,” says Vetten.
Can you get PEP from a pharmacy?
Pharmacies have the PEP medications in stock; Pharmacists are trained, caring people who can help you in a confidential way; If you are concerned about confidentiality, you can ask to speak to the pharmacist privately.