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How do you get herpes medicine without insurance and going

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how do you get herpes medicine without insurance and going to the hospital every time i breakout
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 7 years ago.
You can be on suppressive therapy for herpes and most providers will give you refills. You would be on a lower dose of the medication all the time then when you have an outbreak you would increase that dose according to what your doctor prescribes.
So how to get a prescription from a provider, you can try these following things for your area.
Check for any free Christian clinics in your area. These are for people without insurance. Most also help with prescription assistance. Meaning that they can help you apply to the drug companies and get the medications for you.
Check to see if you have any COmmunity Health Centers in your area. The CHC see you based on a sliding scale per your income. They also have pharmacy assistance programs that help with your medications.
You can call the local health department but usually they don't give you refills on meds and some don't treat herpes but just test for it. However, they know the local providers and may be able to point you in the right direction as well.
Lastly, go to your physician. The office visit is less than the ER for sure and they will most likely give you refills or samples.
I hope this helps you to answer your question!