There are now treatments available that can help keep some people from getting very sick, going to the hospital, or dying from COVID-19.
Who is eligible for treatment?
Treatments–sometimes called therapeutics–are authorized for use in people who are at higher risk for severe COVID like people who are older or immunocompromised. These treatments can be prescribed whether you are vaccinated or not.
Get care early
You should seek treatment as soon as possible after your positive test. Existing treatments should be taken early in your illness or shortly after exposure.
Talk to your healthcare provider right away.
You will need a prescription
You need a doctor or pharmacist to prescribe COVID-19 treatment because these treatments can’t be taken if you have certain underlying conditions or take certain medicines. The doctor will confirm that you have COVID-19 and that you are a good candidate for treatment.
Where to seek treatment
Treatments may be offered through your health system, public health clinics, community clinics, or even pharmacies. Do not go to the emergency room to seek treatments.
COVID-19 Test to Treat Locator can help you find pharmacies that have treatment if your doctor prescribes them.
If you need treatment and don’t have a primary care provider, you can become a patient at Multnomah County Health Centers. Call 503-988-5558 for more information.
You can also call 211 for help finding a healthcare provider.
What treatments are available
Learn more about what treatment options are available:
- Treatments Your Healthcare Provider Might Recommend if You Are Sick | CDC
- COVID-19 Treatments (Oregon Health Authority)
Medicine for severely immunocompromised
There is also a medicine that can be given to people with very poor immune systems before they get infected with COVID-19. Examples include people who are undergoing cancer treatment, have had organ transplants, or who have advanced or untreated HIV infection. Talk to your clinic or doctor to see if you might benefit from Evusheld treatment.
Call your doctor or clinic for more information. Or call 211 for information and support.