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COVID-19 Treatment

COVID Treatment 

New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 can now seek new treatments that help prevent severe disease. COVID-19 treatments work best when you receive them as soon as possible after becoming sick, so it's important to get tested and talk to your doctor right away to find the treatment that is best for you.

Antivirals are the type of treatment proven to be effective against COVID-19 and are available throughout New York State. 

  • Given soon after positive COVID-19 diagnosis, antivirals help fight infection and shorten recovery time.
  • Antivirals are given either through intravenous (IV) drip or as a tablet or capsule.

All treatments require a prescription. You should talk to your provider to see what is right for you.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and do not have a regular health care provider, you can find a treatment provider at COVID-19 therapeutics locator.

If you have questions, please contact your provider or

Home Test to Treat Program

This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and offers free tests and free treatment (if eligible) for COVID-19 and Flu at home 24/7. No insurance or appointments needed!  When you sign up, you get:

  • Access to free COVID-19 & Flu telehealth visits with a healthcare provider
  • COVID-19 and Flu treatment, if prescribed, delivered free to your home or pharmacy
  • Sign up anytime, whether you are sick or not

Go to the Home Test to Treat Program website or call 1-800-682-2829 for more information and to register.


WNY Long COVID Recovery Center or call 716-323-0674

Related Information & Resources

CDC Treatment Recommendations