EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY ( EPT ) FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS *

Effective Date: 
Thu, 02/22/2018
Policy: 

Per California regulations (California Health & Safety Code § 120582), it is permissible and recommended to initiate expedited partner therapy (EPT) to treat sexual partners of patients diagnosed with treatable sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia and gonorrhea) without the healthcare provider first examining the partner via Patient Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT).

The UC SHIP Pharmacy Formulary Committee concurred and the agreed upon practice includes the following:

  • Write prescription for patient and document “For partner treatment”, to be divided into two separate fills / 2 prescriptions, with 1 prescription for student, and second prescription for partner  
    • Note: for prescription for partner - recommend checking allergies or potential side effects from medication
  • Prescription would be full price for partner - UC SHIP would cover the claim for the patient