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Treatments for COVID-19
Free treatments for COVID-19 are available. They can help prevent hospitalization and reduce your chance for severe disease.
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Treatment is available for people who are at increased risk of severe disease*, test positive for COVID-19 and have any symptoms, even mild ones (such as runny nose or cough). The sooner you start treatment, the better.
Available therapeutic treatments
COVID-19 therapeutic treatments including monoclonal antibodies and antivirals can help lower the amount of virus in your body, protecting you from severe symptoms.
There are four treatment options:
2 antiviral pills are available.
- Paxlovid (must be taken within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptom)
- Molnupiravir (must be taken within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptom)
2 antiviral treatments that are given by an intravenous (IV) infusion or injection are available that help your body fight the coronavirus.
How to access therapeutic treatments
- Call your doctor right away to learn about your treatment options if you are positive for COVID-19, OR
- Call (508) 213-1380 to speak with a Gothams representative. If you're eligible for COVID-19 treatment, they can schedule an infusion appointment for you at one of their 7 sites in Massachusetts. Gothams COVID-19 Self-Referral Treatment Line is open Monday–Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- You may qualify for our in-home treatment program. Visit mass.gov/InHomeCovidTreatments to learn more about eligibility.
Telehealth is available for individuals 18 or older living in Massachusetts who are positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms. Learn more at mass.gov/CovidTelehealth. Telehealth is a quick and easy way to see if Paxlovid, a COVID-19 treatment pill taken, is right for you. If it is, we’ll arrange for pickup at your local pharmacy or free overnight delivery.
View a map of all locations offering antiviral pills and monoclonal antibody treatment: MA COVID-19 Therapeutic Locator
Available preventative treatment
A preventive medication called Evusheld is used before someone at higher risk gets COVID-19. Evusheld is not for the treatment of COVID-19 symptoms. It is given to someone before they have been exposed to COVID-19.
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Information for providers
View guidance for health care providers including the Provider Referral Form and the COVID-19 Therapeutic Locator.