The Biden Administration is launching COVID.gov, a new one-stop shop website to help people in the United States gain better access to tools like vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks, as well as get the latest updates on Covid-19 in their area. The Administration has worked to set up over 90,000 vaccination sites, make more than 400 million free high-quality masks available, send free tests to peoples’ homes, and stand up new test-to-treat sites where people can get tested and receive antivirals all in one place. Now, with a click of a button, people will be able to find where to access all these tools, as well as receive the latest CDC data on the level of Covid-19 in their community.
As part of COVID.gov, a new Test-to-Treat locator will help people access pharmacies and community health centers across the nation where they can get tested for Covid-19 and receive appropriate treatments if they need them. This program creates one-stop-shop locations where people can get a Covid-19 test and receive an oral antiviral treatment, if appropriate for them because they test positive and face high risks from COVID. Since the launch earlier this month, there are now over 2,000 Test-to-Treat locations nationwide, including in pharmacy-based clinics, federally-qualified community health centers (FQHCs), and long-term care facilities.
Test-to-Treat is now available for all Veterans Affairs (VA) patients in VA clinics across the country. Linking patients who test positive with treatments that are appropriate for them is the standard of care in VA clinics. Each test done in the VA is linked to a care team, and accompanied by review, patient counseling, and consideration for treatment indication and eligibility. The VA also allows individuals with a positive home test result to have a virtual visit to connect with counseling and to receive oral medication if appropriate.
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