PrEP Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP)

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.

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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 (500% FPL). For 2024, that amount is $75,300, with an allowance of $5,380 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.

  1. Please fill out the application clearly and completely.
  2. Make a copy of your application for your records.
  3. Once we receive your completed application materials, please allow at least
  4. All information submitted as part of your PrEPDAP application is kept strictly confidential
  5. Once you are enrolled in PrEPDAP, you will need to recertify your information every year to stay active in the program.

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Insurance Support

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.

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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

Katt Baker

Biomedical Prevention Program Manager

Christina (Chris) Cook

PrEPDAP/nPEP Program Specialist

Gerald James

Senior Manager Biomedical Intervention Programs

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