Test soon and treat early to improve outcomes from COVID-19.
Suffolk County Department of Health Services is committed to helping our most vulnerable residents obtain life-saving COVID-19 anti-viral medications. Non-hospitalized patients experiencing mild-moderate symptoms of COVID-19 who are at high risk for progression to severe disease should be offered treatment for COVID-19 using a preferred or alternative therapy as per the NIH treatment algorithm.
COVID-19 antiviral medications should be started within 5 days (oral anti-viral medications) or 7 days (IV anti-viral therapies) of symptom onset. Choosing the best treatment option will depend on medication availability, feasibility, efficacy against current circulating variants, and patient-specific factors including age, drug-drug interactions, and comorbid conditions.
The COVID-19 therapeutics locator tool will direct you to local pharmacies that keep these medications in stock. Dosing guidelines and treatment considerations are available on the NIH website and can also be found on the medication-specific fact sheets. See below for links:
Paxlovid™ Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Paxlovid™ Patient Eligibility Screening Checklist Tool
Liverpool COVID-19 Drug Interactions Website
Remdesivir Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Bebtelovimab Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Molnupiravir Fact Sheet For Healthcare Providers