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COVID-19 Treatment

Are treatments available for COVID-19?

Yes! For people with certain underlying medical conditions, treatment with monoclonal antibodies is safe and effective at preventing hospitalization. This treatment is free though NYC Health + Hospitals, even if you do not have insurance.

If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised or unable to get vaccinated because you are allergic to the vaccine, talk to your doctor about Evusheld — an injectable drug that increases your protection against COVID-19.

Read more about Evusheld

What are monoclonal antibodies?

When you get sick, your body makes antibodies to fight the infection. Monoclonal antibodies mimic your body’s natural response to fighting an infection.

Read more about monoclonal antibodies.

Am I eligible for treatment?

There are two types of treatment for people with mild to moderate COVID-19:

Monoclonal antibody treatment is only available for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms like fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, body aches, or headache.

To see if you qualify, use the link below to access the screening tool and simply answer a few questions.

Monoclonal Antibody Eligibility Screening Tool:
https://covid19.nychealthandhospitals.org/mab

Oral antiviral pills: These pills — taken daily for five days — help stop the virus from replicating. This reduces the amount of virus in your body. The FDA has authorized two pills to treat COVID-19 — paxlovid and molnupiravir.

Ask your doctor if you are eligible.

How do I sign up for treatment?

If you qualify, you can connect to Virtual ExpressCare for a phone or video visit, or you can call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) and press 9.

We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The treatment works best if you get it as soon as you start to feel sick, so please call today!