Σάββατο, 26 Μαΐου 2018

Comprehensive PrEP Provider Directory and Locator


NPIN provides a comprehensive, national directory of public and private providers in the U.S. that offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. 
NPIN’s database includes more than 1,800 PrEP providers from all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories. 
The database provides information about each health service provider/clinic, including key services offered. 
It also lets users know if a provider offers PrEP access assistance and/or PrEP to uninsured patients at a low cost. 
To simplify access to information in the database, NPIN released a new PrEP Locator widget where users can enter a zip code and get a list of nearby PrEP providers.

Find a PrEP provider
Use the PrEP locator widget on this page to find a PrEP provider in a specific area. Enter a zip code into the search box and the widget will show a listing of nearby PrEP providers.

What is PrEP?
PrEP is a medicine that, when taken daily, lowers the chances of HIV infection among people who are at high risk. 
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. 
Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. 
As a powerful tool for HIV prevention, PrEP can substantially reduce the chance a person will be infected with HIV, but only if they know about it and where to get it, can access the medication and laboratory services for free or at an affordable cost, and take it as directed. 
For more information and resources about PrEP, visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html.
 
How can providers and prevention partners use NPIN’s database and PrEP locator widget?
Providers and organizations that offer health services to people at high risk for HIV can use NPIN’s database and PrEP locator widget in several ways. You can:
  • Inform people about PrEP and tell them about the NPIN PrEP Locator Widget as a tool to find PrEP providers in their area.
  • Add the PrEP locator widget on your website(s). Download the widget from the NPIN Widget Library.
  • Add a clinic to the database using the online request form.
  • Access the data for research and evaluation purposes. Request access to the database at NPIN-info@cdc.gov. (link sends e-mail)
  • Request an application programming interface, or API, to create custom data products, such as applications and programs. Request the API at NPIN-info@cdc.gov. (link sends e-mail)
Where do the data come from?
As the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB), CDC’s NPIN collects information to maintain a national, searchable database of organizations and facilities that provide HIV/STD/TB/hepatitis testing, prevention, capacity building, treatment, care, and support services. 
NPIN and Emory University’s Preplocator.org have integrated data to provide this comprehensive, national directory of health service providers in the United States that offer PrEP. 
The integrated database, powered and maintained by NPIN, includes more than 1,800 public and private providers from all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories.

How can I find out if a provider/clinic offers PrEP for patients without insurance?
If a provider/clinic in the NPIN database offers PrEP to patients without insurance, it will be specifically marked “PrEP for uninsured” in the provider/clinic’s profile on the NPIN website. 
To find this information when viewing the provider/clinic’s profile, refer to the Fee Information section where “PrEP for uninsured” will be listed.

How can I find out if a provider/clinic offers assistance with patient enrollment in payment assistance plans or review of insurance coverage?
Many providers/clinics in the NPIN database that offer PrEP also offer assistance to patients with enrollment in financial and payment assistance programs to help pay for PrEP and/or clinic visit co-pays or deductibles. 
These clinics are viewed as providing PrEP access assistance. 
If a provider/clinic in the NPIN database offers a clinic staff member (often called a PrEP navigator) to provide patients with PrEP access assistance, it will be specifically marked “PrEP Navigation” in the provider/clinic’s profile on the NPIN website. 
To find this information when viewing the provider/clinic’s profile, refer to the Support Services section where “PrEP navigation” will be listed.


Where can I find additional information and resources on PrEP?
Visit the CDC PrEP resources page for additional information and educational materials about PrEP, including resources for consumers and health care providers.

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