What is LinQ Medical?
LinQ Medical is a Medicare-funded clinic located within the M Clinic premises that provided medical services to men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in prescribing PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The clinic is staffed by doctors and nurses that provide education and appropriate testing to ensure that you are taking PrEP safely and correctly.
What is PrEP?
PrEP is a highly effective medication that, when taken daily, prevents you from acquiring HIV. It is listed on the PBS therefore only requires a GP script to purchase at a pharmacy, ongoing renal function and sexual health testing.
What are your operating hours?
LinQ Medical will start seeing clients from the 1st of May. Bookings can currently be made at the following times:
Wednesday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm
How do I book an appointment?
We will not be taking online booking for LinQ Medical at the moment.
Please call us on (08) 9227 0734 and state that you want to book a PrEP appointment for LinQ Medical. You will need to answer a few questions about previous PrEP usage if applicable.
What are your fees?
Appointments at LinQ Medical adhere to a Medicare-structure fee system.
We can only see clients who have Medicare and are willing to use their name and Medicare card for their appointment.
An upfront payment is required, but then you receive an immediate Medicare rebate, therefore your out-of-pocket payment for all appointments is still $15
|Appointment Type||Payment Upfront||Medicare Rebate||Out-of-pocket payment|
|Initial PrEP appointment||$87.80||$72.80||$15|
|PrEP Follow Up||$52.60||$37.60||$15|
|General Doctor Consult||$52.60||$37.60||$15|
If you can’t attend an appointment and fail to cancel it, you will be charged $15 payable prior to your next appointment.
If you do not have Medicare, you can access a PrEP prescription from either Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Service or South Terrace Clinic in Fremantle.