nPEP Program

The Community Resource Initiative Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) program is designed to provide immediate access to treatment and cover the cost of HIV prophylaxis for individuals who:
  • Are HIV-negative
  • May have been exposed to HIV through a non-work-related exposure
  • Have no health insurance or are underinsured

The goal of nPEP is to prevent HIV transmission. Because of the nature of PEP treatment, individuals need to take medication within a very narrow timeframe after their possible exposure. nPEP is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and is administered by AccessHealth MA.

Please contact our nPEP Program staff directly about individuals requiring urgent access to nPEP. 

Contact the nPEP Program

Important Information

Talk right away (within 72 hours) to your health care provider, an emergency room doctor, or an urgent care provider about PEP if you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV:

  • during sex (for example, if the condom broke),
  • through sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs (for example, cookers), or
  • if you’ve been sexually assaulted.

The sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it daily for 28 days. We can also cover medications that are clinically prescribed to support the adherence of PEP regimens.

Community Resource Initiative’s Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) program is designed to provide immediate access to treatment and cover the cost of HIV prophylaxis for individuals who:

  • Are HIV-negative
  • May have been exposed to HIV through a non-work-related exposure
  • Have no health insurance or are underinsured

nPEP treatment is made available to individuals through healthcare sites in Massachusetts that are enrolled in Community Resource Initiative’s nPEP program.

 

  • Clinical sites or clients should get into contact with the nPEP program if immediate access to nPEP is needed
    • nPEP staff does a case consultation and walks sites or clients through the process
  • Download the nPEP Client Application and Consent Form
    • Individuals not seen at one of our enrolled sites should contact nPEP Program staff immediately. Please do not try to use this form at a non-participating pharmacy
    • The application requires a client signature
  • Find the list of nPEP enrolled sites in Massachusetts below

For individuals requiring urgent access to nPEP after 6pm and on days Community Resource Initiative is closed, please call 617.502.1700 and select option #6 to leave a message for on-call staff.

Boston
Brockton
Cambridge
Dorchester
Everett
Fall River
Falmouth
Framingham
Holyoke
Hyannis
Lowell
Lynn
Medford
Nantucket
Newton
New Bedford
Pittsfield
Plymouth
Provincetown
Somerville
South Weymouth
Springfield
Wellfleet
Worcester

For URGENT nPEP access, please contact nPEP program staff

  • PrEPDAP/nPEP Senior Program Coordinator- Katt Baker
    • 617.502.1767
  • nPEP Fax: 617.502.1701

For individuals requiring urgent access to nPEP after 6pm and on days Community Resource Initiative is closed, please call 617.502.1700 and select option #6 to leave a message for on-call staff.

For individuals requiring urgent access to nPEP after 6pm and on days Community Resource Initiative is closed, please call 617.502.1700 and select option #6 to leave a message for on-call staff.

Meet the nPEP Team

Katt Baker

Biomedical Prevention Program Manager

Christina (Chris) Cook

PrEPDAP/nPEP Program Specialist

Gerald James

Senior Manager Biomedical Intervention Programs

I wish you could see the faces of the men and women who use the [nPEP] program… the relief and gratitude is just so tremendous.

Nurse practitioner at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Community Resource Initiative’s Services

HIV Drug Assistance Program

Learn more about HDAP & how to apply

The Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP), administered by Community Resource Initiative, helps state residents who cannot afford to pay the full cost of the HIV-related drugs and health insurance they need.

HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP)

PrEP Drug Assistance Program

Learn more about PrEP and gain access to medication

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), when taken as prescribed prior to sex and/or injection drug use, can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV. This program helps cover PrEP costs for eligible clients.

Get PrEP

Insurance Support

Need help navigating insurance?

Community Resource Initiative offers hands-on guidance navigating insurance, ensuring that people seeking PrEP can get—and keep—comprehensive health coverage, covered access to PrEP, and avoid gaps in treatment and care.

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