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How Test to Treat Works for Individuals and Families

The Test to Treat program can provide faster, easier access to lifesaving COVID-19 treatments. If you test positive, you can see a health care provider, and if eligible, get a prescription for an oral COVID-19 treatment and have that prescription filled—all at one location.

There are hundreds of pharmacy-based Test to Treat locations nationwide, including HHS Health Resources and Services Administration-funded community health centers. People can also continue to be tested and treated by their own health care providers, who can prescribe these oral antivirals and patients can fill their prescriptions at locations where the antivirals are distributed.

COVID-19 treatments must be started early in order to work. With the new Test to Treat initiative, eligible patients can get tested and start treatment in one visit to a participating site.

Pharmacist with Patient

Step 1: Get Tested

Get tested for COVID-19 at a Test to Treat site or bring your test results from an at-home test, a pharmacy, or your health care provider with you to your visit.

You can use the web-based Test to Trea​t locator to find a participating site near you. You can also call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages. The call center is open from 8am to midnight ET, 7 days a week. In addition, the Disability Informatio​n and Access Line (DIAL) is available to help people with disabilities access services.

Step 2: Get a prescription from an on-site healthcare provider if you are at high risk of getting very sick

If you test positive for COVID-19, ask the on-site health care provider during your appointment if you are eligible for a prescription for a COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment. Bring any medications (or a list of the medications you are currently taking) with you to your appointment.

Step 3: Get Treated

Ask the on-site or affiliated pharmacist to fill the prescription. Once your prescription has been filled, you can take your oral antiviral pills with you to begin treatment!