Public Health Intervention Program (PHIP)

The Public Health Intervention Program (PHIP) provides financial assistance for individuals on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as HIV prevention. PrEP is an FDA-approved, once-a-day pill for HIV prevention. If you are on PrEP or starting it soon and would like to apply for PHIP, please review this page to determine what steps you need to take. PHIP is available to any person living in Colorado whose income is less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

PHIP Insured

For those with health insurance

Eligibility:

  • Must be living in Colorado
  • Income less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Have insurance either through the marketplace, or an employer

Services/Benefits:

  • Covers co-pays for PrEP related doctor visits and lab work.
  • Covers PrEP medication co-pays after manufacturer assistance is exhausted.
Required documents

Whether you are applying online or by paper we ask that you provide the following documentation to prove your eligibility:

  • Proof of income (one month's worth of paystubs, award letter, etc).
  • Proof of Residency (Colorado ID if the address matches your current residence, a utility bill, lease or mortgage). 
  • Your insurance card if you have one:

Applicant must apply for the Gilead Co-Pay Card, which contributes $4,800/year toward PrEP medication costs. Be sure to sign up and activate your card immediately!

 

PHIP Uninsured

For those without health insurance

Eligibility:

  • Must be living in Colorado
  • Income less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Do NOT have insurance either through the marketplace, or an employer

Services/Benefits:

  • Covers co-pays for PrEP related doctor visits and lab work.
  • Covers PrEP medication co-pays after manufacturer assistance is exhausted.
Required documents

Whether you are applying online or by paper we ask that you provide the following documentation to prove your eligibility:

  • Proof of income (one month's worth of paystubs, award letter, etc).
  • Proof of Residency (Colorado ID if the address matches your current residence, a utility bill, lease or mortgage). 
  • Your insurance card if you have one:

Applicant must apply for Gilead Advancing Access, which covers the full cost of medication. Participants may access services only at a PHIP contracted site as listed on the

PrEP Provider List PrEP Provider List (313 KB)

.

If you currently have Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid), your PrEP costs should be covered at a minimal $1-3 co-pay for services and medication. Therefore, you are ineligible for PHIP. You may qualify for Medicaid if your income is $0-$1,437 per month before taxes.