Presenting Positive Test Results for Treatment
New Yorkers may now present proof of a positive test — including at-home test results and test results from any external testing provider — at all mobile Test to Treat units to be evaluated for and prescribed COVID treatments on site.
Accepted proof of positive test results include:
- Digital or print copies of rapid antigen or PCR lab test results from all external testing providers
- Photos or physical copies of at-home test strips
Please note: All external and at-home tests presented at NYC Test & Treat Corps mobile testing units must be taken within the past 5 days.
Mobile Test to Treat units will not accept verbal self-reports as proof of a positive test.
Patients presenting proof of a positive test result at a mobile Test to Treat unit will be “pre-screened” for symptoms, including if they currently have symptoms and if their symptoms began within the past 5 days.
Patients must answer “yes” to both pre-screening questions to be evaluated for a Paxlovid prescription.
If a patient does not have proof of a positive test result, they can take a rapid test at the mobile Test to Treat unit.
Use the City’s COVID-19 Test Site Finder to find a no-cost, City-run site most convenient to you, including a search filter to find the NYC Test & Treat Corps’ mobile Test-to-Treat units and free at-home test distribution sites.