“COVID-19 test and treat” involves testing using a rapid test and being able to receive treatment within minutes of a positive test at the same location.
Test & Treat
Q What is "COVID-19 test and treat"?+
We now offer COVID-19 testing and treatment with one streamlined process:
- Take a rapid COVID-19 test on-site and wait for results.
- If you test positive, receive a consultation with an infectious disease specialist.
- Get immediate treatment with either oral antivirals or an IV infusion of monoclonal antibodies.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be symptomatic and within seven days of symptom onset
- Want to be treated with either an oral antiviral or an IV infusion
- Be 12 years of age or older
Q Why do I have to have symptoms for less than seven days?+
Current treatments used for COVID-19 are effective only if given early on in the disease. It is important to come in for testing as soon as symptoms begin in order to start treatment early.
Q What if I already tested positive at home?+
Q What does "COVID-19 test and treat" cost?+
Your insurance will generally cover the cost of testing and treatment. However, FHCSD is able to work with patients without insurance to make treatment available.
Q Can I use "COVID-19 test and treat" for screening if I don’t have symptoms?+
No. If you have no symptoms and are testing for work, school or upcoming travel, you should seek out a home test, or test with your own regular health care provider.
Q What is the difference between rapid and PCR tests?+
Both tests are run on a sample collected from your nose. Rapid testing offers the convenience of results within 15-20 minutes, but it might miss some COVID-19 cases. PCR-based testing involves taking the sample to a lab to run the test. It is more accurate, but takes 24-48 hours to return results. There are advantages to both types of testing.