County of Marin Health and Human Services

PrEP Information for Health Care Providers

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 57-INFO (415) 457-4636 or email 457-INFO@marincounty.org.
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)

 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy in which antiretroviral drugs are used to protect HIV-negative people from HIV infection. PrEP can prevent HIV among individuals at very high risk for becoming infected with HIV, and provides individuals, clinicians, and HIV prevention workers with another option for HIV prevention. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 99% according to the CDC.

Providers play an important role in responding to inquiries about PrEP from patients and community members. The resources below provide further information for providers interested in PrEP.

Clinical Guidelines

Resources for Clinicians

Insurance

Educational Materials for Patients

Additional Resources for Clinicians

The PrEP Clinical Consultant telephone line at (855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP is available Monday-Friday, 8am - 3pm PST.

The Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center (PAETC) offers free technical assistance and training related to PrEP and clinical practice: www.PAETC.org, e-mail: paetcmail@ucsf.edu or telephone (415) 476-6153.