Covid-19 Treatment Options

COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against getting severely ill with the virus, there are new treatments available for those who get the virus. These new treatments are free and available to everyone age 12 and older that has risk factors for severe illness. Click here to see a list of those risk factors. The treatments have been proven to prevent hospitalizations. The earlier you take the medication the more effective they are. Medication is recommended even if you have mild symptoms. Some of the treatment options have to be taken within 5 days from the time symptoms begin. For more on treatment options, go here.

Tests are available by a home test kit, at many local pharmacies or go to Find a Test for the location near you.

Testing is also available during a scheduled primary care or ambulatory clinic visit at Tufts Medical Center. 

  1. If you have a positive test, call your physician immediately and ask about getting a COVID-19 antiviral medication.

  2. If you have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, please get it now. You can find more details about vaccines and updated boosters on the CDC website.

To learn more about who needs a booster, click here.