Test to Treat initiative - Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
How Test to Treat Works for Individuals and Families
Step 1: Get Tested
Step 2: Get a prescription from an on-site healthcare provider if you are at high risk of getting very sick
Step 3: Get Treated
Distribution to Pharmacy-based Clinics and Long-term Care Pharmacies
The federal government has invested in a medicine cabinet of COVID-19 treatments, which includes two oral antiviral pills – Pfizer’s Paxlovid and Merck’s Lagevrio (molnupiravir) – that can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization when taken soon after symptom onset.
- ASPR will also open direct ordering of oral antivirals to long-term care pharmacies to facilitate increased access for long-term care residents who are at increased risk for developing severe COVID-19.
- The Test to Treat initiative builds upon the existing distribution of oral antivirals to thousands of locations across all states and territories and 200 HRSA-funded community health centers nationwide.