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How to Get PEP

PEP is an emergency medication that is taken for 28 days to prevent HIV after a recent and possible exposure.

If you think you were exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours,

During business hours: immediately contact one of the PrEP Centers of Excellence.

After business hours:


*These hospitals require person to have medical insurance plan through Kaiser Permanente.

Please note that emergency rooms charge for their services. If you go to an emergency room you will be billed for the PEP services you receive. If you have insurance be sure to provide the information to them. Having insurance does not mean your visit will be covered.

Note that some emergency rooms may not be familiar with PEP or may attempt to refuse to give it to you. Click here for a letter from the public health department that you can show the doctor in the Emergency Room to help them better understand your situation. Click here for tips on getting PEP in the Emergency Room.

PrEP Centers of Excellence

During normal business hours, you can get PEP at any PrEP Center of Excellence regardless of your health insurance at the following locations:

Please call for hours of operation before visiting the clinics below.

5427 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 869-549

APLA Health – Out Here Sexual Health Center, Baldwin Hills
3741 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016 (213) 201-5050

APLA Health – Out Here Sexual Health Services, CDU/MLK Medical Campus
1679 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059 (213) 201-505

APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire
5901 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (213) 201-505

APLA Health Center, Long Beach
1043 Elm Ave., Suite 302, Long Beach, CA 90813 (213) 201-5050

Charles Drew University
1670 E. 120th St., First Level – Module A, Los Angeles, CA 90059 (323)563-5802

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (323) 205-5422

City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services
25252 Grand Ave. Suite 106, Long Beach, 90815 (562) 964-5369

JWCH – East Hollywood
954 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 480-0941

JWCH – Pasadena
1845 Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 90029 (323) 480-0941

JWCH – Palmdale
2151 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550 (323) 480-0941

JWCH – Lancaster
45104 10th St., Lancaster, CA 93534 (323) 480-0941

JWCH – Bellflower
14371 Clark Ave., Bellflower, CA 90706 (323) 480-0941

Los Angeles General Medical Center (formerly LAC + USC Medical Center)
2010 Zonal Ave. Building B, OPD 5W, Los Angeles CA 90033 (323) 409-2457

Los Angeles LGBT Center – Hollywood 
1525 Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 491-2420

Los Angeles LGBT Center – WeHo
8745 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 491-2420

Men’s Health Foundation – West Hollywood
9201 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 812, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 614-9735

Men’s Health Foundation – South Los Angeles
8601 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003 (310)614-9735

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
14624 Sherman Way, Suite 600, Van Nuys, CA. 91405 (818) 923-9160

St. Mary Medical Center (Dignity CARE Center)
1043 Elm Ave, Suite 300, Long Beach, CA. 90813 (562) 473-5676

St. John’s Community Health
808 West 58th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037 (323) 541-1411

Tarzana Treatment Centers
7101 Baird Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335 (818) 342-5897

ViaCare Community Health Center
4754 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., East Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 825-8310

Watts Health Care
10300 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90003 (310) 722-2817