How can Community Resource Initiative’s PrEPDAP help?
The Massachusetts Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP) helps eligible Massachusetts residents pay for approved medications that can prevent the transmission of HIV. The program assists clients in need by covering out-of-pocket costs for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medications (including co-pays, coinsurance, and deductible-phase charges). PrEPDAP can also cover the full cost of PrEP for individuals who lack health insurance or who are unwilling to use health insurance coverage due to confidentiality concerns.
Most commercial insurance plans (with the exception of Medicare plans) are required to cover PrEP labs, medical visits, and at least one PrEP drug (typically generic F/TDF), without cost-sharing. If you are facing out-of-pocket costs that should be covered, please contact the PrEPDAP team at 617-502-1700 option 4. Our PrEPDAP team can help navigate these cases.
PrEPDAP is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Sciences and is administered by Community Resource Initiative.Contact us about PrEP
Eligibility and Application Information
PrEP, when taken as prescribed prior to sex and/or injection drug use can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
Three medications are currently approved by the FDA for use as PrEP:
- emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada and generic)
- emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (Descovy)
- cabotegravir (Apretude), injectable PrEP
To be eligible to enroll in the Massachusetts Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program, you must:
- Live in Massachusetts
- Be HIV-negative
- Meet income eligibility guidelines of a gross annual income not exceeding 500 percent of the federal poverty level 7 (500% FPL). $72,900 as of January 17, 2023, with an allowance of $5,140 per dependent.
Immigration status does not affect eligibility.
To enroll, complete a PrEPDAP Application and send the completed and signed form with all supporting documentation through one of the methods below:
- Fax to 617.502.1701
- Email to the PrEPDAP Team through our secure portal
- Mail to:
Community Resource Initiative
ATTN: PrEP Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP)
The Schrafft’s City Center
529 Main Street, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02129
Please read our step by step instruction guide and client agreement.
- Please fill out the application clearly and completely.
- Make a copy of your application for your records.
- Once we receive your completed application materials, please allow at least
- All information submitted as part of your PrEPDAP application is kept strictly confidential
- Once you are enrolled in PrEPDAP, you will need to recertify your information every year to stay active in the program.
What is PrEP?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), when taken as prescribed prior to sex and/or injection drug use can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
How can we help?
nPEP Drug Assistance Program
Learn how to get PEP access immediately
PEP can be taken after a known high-risk exposure has occurred and is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce the possibility of HIV infection. PEP needs to be taken within 72 hours of exposure.Access to Urgent PEP Medication
Need help navigating insurance?
Community Resource Initiative offers hands-on guidance navigating insurance, assistance with enrollment, and help paying for health insurance premiums, ensuring that people living with HIV can get—and keep—comprehensive health coverage and avoid gaps in treatment and care.Learn more about how we can help
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)
Meet the PrEPDAP Team
Biomedical Prevention Program Manager
Christina (Chris) Cook
PrEPDAP/nPEP Program Specialist
PrEP/nPEP Health Insurance Enrollment Specialist
Senior Manager Biomedical Intervention Programs