Other Canadian Cities

People who could benefit from PrEP don’t just live in Vancouver. Due to interest and requests from people across Canada, I created this page to connect other Canadian cities within a reasonable driving distance to a parcel receiving service at the US border.

Shipping your parcel to another location obviously will alter what you do in Step Two (getting a US mailbox) on the main page and Step Three (ordering medication: you will enter a different shipping address).

Please note: these companies will have differences in their policies and procedures for registration, format of the shipping address, use of customer ID number or other identifiers, hours of operation, notification of arrival, pickup , and payment. Please read the instructions carefully on the website of your parcel service!

Care Providers in Other Provinces
For each province, there is a family doctor (and in some cases, nurse practitioner) finder listed. Under some cities, there is also a recommended care provider or clinic listed who is known to be competent and comfortable prescribing and monitoring PrEP. If you have had a positive experience with a care provider in your area who you would like to recommend to others, please comment below or email daviebuyersclub@gmail.com

British Columbia

Find a family doctor: BC College of Physicians and Surgeons

Surrey, White Rock & Langley, BC

24/7 Parcel (Blaine, WA location)
Cost per parcel: $3 USD
One-way travel time: ~20-40 min

Abbotsford & Fraser Valley, BC

24/7 Parcel (Sumas, WA location)
Cost per parcel: $3 USD
One-way travel time: ~15-30 min

Victoria, BC

Port Angeles Package Receiving
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 1h 30m via the Coho Ferry (foot passenger fare is $18.50 USD each way)

Kelowna, BC

Ship It To Us Freight Inc.
Cost per parcel: $4 USD
One-way travel time: 1hr 54m

Kamloops, BC

Ship It To Us Freight Inc.
Cost per parcel: $4 USD
One-way travel time: 3h 14m

 

Alberta

Find a family doctor: Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons

Advisory to Albertans who access generic PrEP (or are considering it): there is a report of CBSA denying personal importation of medication at the Carway Border Crossing (south of Calgary). Consider using an alternate crossing.

Calgary, AB

Address USA
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 2h 58m

Recommended care provider:
Imagine Health Centre
300 6 Ave SE,
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6
Tel: (403) 775.9669
**To be seen at this clinic for PrEP, you must not already have a family doctor, or you must be willing to transfer your primary care to this clinic from your existing family doctor. You will not receive a prescription on your first visit**

Lethbridge, AB

Address USA
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 1h 06m

 

Saskatchewan

Find a family doctor: Government of Saskatchewan website

Regina, SK

Plentywood Package Service
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 2hr

 

Manitoba

Find a family doctor or nurse practitioner: Manitoba Health

Winnipeg, MB

Border Parcel Services
One-way travel time: 1h 27m
Cost per parcel: $5 USD

Recommended Care Provider:
Our Own Health Centre
286 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 0T2
Phone: (204) 691-1600
Email: reception@ourownhealth.ca

 

Ontario

Find a family doctor or nurse practitioner: Health Care Connect

As of 2017-Sep-28, four versions of generic emtricitabine/tenofovir are included on Ontario’s list of subsidized medications!

Ontario Drug Benefit covers Ontarians 100% on Ontario Works (OW), ODSP (disability), seniors over 65 yo (high-income have an annual deductible), and OHIP+ (those 24 yo or younger beginning 2018). Trillium Drug Program charges the client deductibles every 3 months totaling no more than 4% of their annual income. To calculate your Trillium deductible, visit http://hivnow.ca/deductible-calculator/

For questions or assistance regarding accessing PrEP through Trillium, Ontarians should contact Dr. Michael Fanous, expert HIV pharmacist located in Toronto.

Recognizing that not all Ontarians will be eligible or able to access PrEP through Trillium, I will continue to provide education and support for Ontarians needing or choosing to access PrEP via cross-border importation.

The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario has prepared a revised guide that is tailored to people living in Ontario.

Click here to read The PrEP You Want- How to Order PrEP Online

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Toronto, ON

24/7 Parcel
Cost per parcel: $3USD
One-way travel time: 1h 44m

Recommended care provider:
HIV Prevention Clinic at the Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto General Hospital
13NU-1300, 585 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2N2
Tel: (416) 340-5077 (call in advance and ask about an appointment for PrEP assessment)

London, ON

SCC Parcel Pickup
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 1h 37m

Windsor, ON

DetroitMailbox.com
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 14min

Ottawa, ON

USaddress.ca
Cost per parcel: $5 USD
One-way travel time: 1h 06m

 

Quebec

Truvada as PrEP is covered by your provincial health plan. As per the provincial website, maximum premiums while using goverment coverage of Truvada is $87.16 per month. To learn more about eligibility and application for Quebec provincial medical coverage, click here.

In recognition of, and in solidarity with, people in Quebec who will not have coverage of Truvada from provincial or private plans, I have included importation instructions.

Montreal, QC

Freeport Forwarding
Cost per parcel: $3 USD
One-way travel time: 54m

Recommended care providers:

*We highly recommend that you call in advance and make sure to schedule an appointment with a doctor that is open to evaluating a possible PrEP prescription for you (as per REZO)

Medical Clinic L’Actuel
Address : 1001, boul. de Maisonneuve Est, bureau 1130, Montréal
Telephone : 514-524-1001.

Medical Clinic OPUS
Address : 1470 Peel, Tower A, 8th floor, Suite 850, Montréal,
Telephone : 514-787-6787

Medical Clinic Quartier Latin
* if you don’t have a family doctor, the appointment is with an STI screening nurse.
Address : 905, boul. René Lévesque Est, Montréal.
Telephone : 514-285-5500.

Clinique SIDEP+
Address: 1705, de la Visitation, Montréal
Telephone: 514-527-2361, ext. 1661.

 

New Brunswick

Find a family doctor: Patient Connect NB

Fredericton, NB

Shiretown Package Receiving 
Cost per parcel: $2USD
One-way travel time: 1hr 17m

Moncton, NB

Shiretown Package Receiving 
Cost per parcel: $2USD
One-way travel time: 2hr 50m

Saint John, NB

Package Depot
Cost per parcel: $3 USD
One-way travel time: 1h 10m

 

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