Department of Health extends COVID-19 Test to Treat appeal program

Department of Health extends COVID-19 Test to Treat appeal program

TUCSON (KVOA) – The Pima County Health Department is expanding its free COVID-19 Test to Treat program with some modifications.

Test to Treat is part of a nationwide federal initiative that helps ensure prompt treatment after COVID-19 infection for those who do not have access to care.

The departmental program will resume in September. 26, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Ministry of Health’s East Clinic will no longer provide in-person tests and prescriptions from September 1. 20.

“The Department of Health believes Test to Treat is an important resource for the community and is pleased to continue to use its resources to provide this option, which can help people avoid the serious consequences of COVID-19,” said Pima County Health Department Director Theresa Cullen. . “And we want to thank FEMA, who have been a valued partner throughout the pandemic, helping us provide vaccination, testing and treatment for COVID-19.”

People who already test positive can call 520-724-7895 to determine their eligibility for medication. People who meet specific eligibility criteria will immediately receive a prescription for antiviral pills for COVID-19. There is no cost and no insurance required.

People are potentially eligible for oral antiviral treatment after a positive test if:

  • They are 12 or older
  • Weigh at least 88 pounds
  • Have mild to moderate symptoms
  • Are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19

People will be asked to provide general information, such as their contact details and when they tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 treatment, go to pima.gov/covid19treatment.

For more information on where to get tested for COVID-19 in Pima County, go to pima.gov/covid19testing.

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