USE CURRENT LOCATION (full listing below)
PEP Hotline: 1800 022 226 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call the PEP Hotline to:
- Talk about your risk and if you would be recommended to take PEP
- Find a location where you can get PEP
PEP is available from Emergency Departments of most public hospitals, sexual health clinics and some other clinics and doctors that specialise in sexual health and HIV. For clinics and doctors, it’s a good idea to call first to make sure they are open, and to let them know in advance that you are coming to get PEP. If the exposure happens after hours, Emergency Departments are often the best place to go to make sure you start PEP as soon as possible.
In metropolitan Adelaide, PEP is provided in all public hospital emergency departments. In rural areas, emergency departments of key regional hospitals are HIV providing points.
If you live in a rural area, or there isn’t a location listed in your area, call the PEP Hotline so they can ensure you get access to PEP.
Sometimes Emergency Department staff won’t know about PEP and say it is not available. If you have trouble getting PEP from a certain location, you can show them this website, or call the PEP Hotline and ask them to speak to the staff member in your behalf. Otherwise, you can insist on seeing someone who does know about it, such as the on-call infectious diseases physician, or staff involved in providing PEP for clinicians who may have been exposed in the workplace. Alternatively, and if time permits, you can contact a different service such as a sexual health service, or an Emergency Department in another hospital.
Remember, Emergency Departments can be very busy places and staff may have to prioritise patients with acute injuries before attending to you, so be sure to consider that when deciding where you will go so you are starting PEP as soon as possible (and definitely within 72 hours).
The longer you wait, the less chance PEP has of working.