Medication for COVID-19
Medication can help recover from COVID-19 and avoid serious illness. To be effective, it's important that that you start treatment quickly — within 5 days of when your symptoms began. Oral antiviral pills, such as paxlovid, can be obtained from a pharmacy with a prescription.
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers patients ages 12+ who test positive (either a lab test or a home test) and are high risk for severe disease from COVID may be eligible for antiviral medication.
How to Access Treatment
CCRMC & Health Centers patients who test positive for COVID-19 can contact the County's Advice Nurse at (800) 495-8885 to get evaluated by a doctor over the phone and, if appropriate, receive a prescription for antiviral pills.
The doctor will review your medical chart and current medications to see if you are a good candidate for treatment. Most people can treat mild symptoms of COVID-19 at home with over-the-counter medicine, but the doctor may order oral antiviral medication for you if you are at high risk of developing serious illness.
- COVID-19 Treatments (California Department of Public Health)
- Combat COVID
- COVID-19 Test to Treat Locations