New Telehealth program for new COVID-19 treatment, “Paxlovid”
New Telehealth program for new COVID-19 treatment, “Paxlovid”.
Massachusetts has launched a new free telehealth program to help residents easily access COVID-19 treatment
The COVID-19 telehealth program is a quick, easy and free way for individuals to see if Paxlovid is an appropriate treatment for them. Paxlovid is a COVID-19 treatment pill taken orally that can reduce the risk for severe symptoms and hospitalization by nearly 90 percent
This program is available to all COVID-19 positive Massachusetts residents 18 years or older who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The telehealth visit consists of a short health intake survey and, if eligible, a video consultation with a health care clinician. During the telehealth visit, the clinician will review symptoms and risk factors, and determine if Paxlovid treatment is appropriate.
If an individual is eligible for the treatment, the clinician will send a prescription to a local pharmacy or, if necessary, arrange for free overnight delivery to the resident’s home.
This program can be accessed at mass.gov/COVIDtelehealthand is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese