What is the list price of APRETUDE?

Please see the table below for the list price for the optional oral lead-in and for APRETUDE.



List Price

APRETUDE (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension, 600 mg/3 mL)

600 mg /3 mL Kit


VOCABRIA (cabotegravir) 30 mg tablets

Oral Lead-In (28-day supply)

Available at no charge for oral lead-in to patients prescribed APRETUDE

It’s important to keep in mind, the list price is not the price most people usually pay for their prescribed medicines. If you have health insurance, the price you pay – sometimes called your out-of-pocket cost – is set by your insurance plan.

What can I expect to pay for APRETUDE?

Select the option below that best describes your health insurance to find out more about how much you may pay for your medicine.

  • I have health insurance through my employer or a private policy

    • If you have an insurance plan through work or a private policy, your health insurance company may set a fixed co-pay or co-insurance percentage for you to pay for your prescriptions.
    • The United States Preventive Services Task Force (“USPSTF”) has issued a Grade A Recommendation for certain interventions, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates coverage for USPSTF Grade “A” or “B” preventive services for most private insurance plans. As a result, APRETUDE and required ancillary services may be covered at $0 cost-share by your plan. Please check with your payer for specific coverage criteria.1
    • To help ensure the price of your medicine is affordable to you, ViiV Healthcare offers an APRETUDE Savings Program to help eligible, enrolled patients who are enrolled in a commercial insurance plan with their out-of-pocket costs for APRETUDE. If approved, patients could pay as little as $0 for APRETUDE, subject to eligibility, program terms, and conditions. ViiVConnect programs are not health insurance.
    • To learn more about the APRETUDE Savings Program and determine eligibility, please visit ViiVConnect.com.
  • I have health insurance through Medicare

    • APRETUDE may be covered under Medicare, depending on your Medicare plan. Contact your plan provider to confirm.
    • With Medicare Part B, you may be responsible for 20% of the Medicare-approved amount. Secondary payers may help cover this coinsurance payment.
    • With Medicare Parts C and D, the out-of-pocket price you pay for your medicine may change throughout the year, depending on your insurance plan design.
    • To better understand your out-of-pocket cost, contact your Medicare plan to confirm the details of your coverage.
  • I have health insurance through Medicaid

    • Medicaid is a joint federal and state healthcare program. While federal law requires states to provide coverage for certain groups of people, states may offer additional coverage for certain drugs or classes of drugs.
  • I have health insurance through Medicaid and Medicare by being “dual eligible”

    • If you meet certain income requirements, you may be eligible for Medicaid, in addition to Medicare and be enrolled in both programs. This is called being “dual eligible.” If you are “dual eligible”, Medicaid helps cover your Medicare cost-sharing requirements.
  • None of the above apply and I do not have health insurance

    • If you are a patient who does not have health insurance, then there are options that may be available, pending eligibility, such as the ViiV Healthcare Patient Assistance Program. Visit ViiVConnect.com for more information.
    • To better understand your cost, talk to your pharmacist.

Does ViiV Healthcare offer support programs for APRETUDE?

Yes. ViiV Healthcare is sensitive to the needs of patients who struggle to afford healthcare services, including medicines. If you can’t afford your medicines, ViiVConnect may be able to help.

We have programs for eligible patients who are insured, or uninsured. ViiVConnect programs do not constitute health insurance. To learn more and to see if you're eligible, click here.

Where can I get more information?

  • To learn more about APRETUDE, visit APRETUDE.com.
  • For more accurate information about your out-of-pocket cost, contact your health insurance company to ask about the details of your plan coverage.
  • To talk to a ViiVConnect Access Coordinator, call 1-844-588-3288 (toll free). Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 11 pm ET.

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Site updated January 1, 2024.