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To increase patient access to care, Whitman-Walker Health has changed its appointment scheduling system. When you contact Whitman-Walker, you will now be able to schedule your visit within the next 10 business days. All appointments on and after August 21, 2017, have been cancelled. We will contact you 14 days in advance to reschedule your appointment under the new system.

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PEP

What is Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a 28 day course of medication shown to be effective in preventing infection with HIV when taken within 72 hours after a high risk exposure. PEP is only available by prescription and can be accessed through the ER or through a visit with a WWH medical provider.

PEP is about 80-90 percent effective. It is not a guarantee that HIV infection will not take place.

Patients are seen for a same day visit for PEP.

You can access PEP at Whitman-Walker on three of our locations during the following specified days/times:

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Please bring proof of insurance when seeking PEP at WWH. If you do not have health insurance or have insurance that is not accepted at WWH, there is a $150 fee for the visits and necessary blood tests. The cost of medication is not included in the $150 fee.

If you have questions about PEP, please call 202.797.4439.

 

Resources

More information about PEP from the CDC.