- Angel Callaway, CPC, CPB
HHS Launches Test to Treat Locations
Test to Treat initiative was launched in March by the government to give people access to FREE lifesaving COVID-19 treatment. The program is set up to allow people to get tested and received prescriptions as needed from a healthcare provider and get the prescription filled.
Hundreds of One-Stop Test to Treat sites are available nationwide, which include Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)-supported Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), long term care facilities, and Pharmacy based-clinics. Patients can continue to be tested and treated by their own health care providers who can prescribe oral antivirals at locations where medication is distributed.
How does it work?
Get tested at a COVID-19 Test to Treat site or bring in your results from an at-home test, a pharmacy test, or your provider's office.
If you tested positive for COVID-19, ask the on-site provider if you are eligible for a COVID-19 oral antiviral prescription.
Ask the on-site pharmacist to fill the prescription before you leave.
How do I find a Test to Treat Location?
A Test to Treat locator is available by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish and 150 other languages from 8:00 am to midnight ET, 7 days a week.
The Disablility Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org
The Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response has a Test to Treat location finder available https://covid-19-test-to-treat-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com/
HHS-ASPR is looking to expand the availability of locations, States and territories are encouraged to identify sites within their jurisdiction that meet the Test to Treat site requirements and then reach out to their ASPR Regional Emergency Coordinator to receive additional information and guidance.
A fact sheet and more information on the Test to Treat program can be found on The Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response website https://aspr.hhs.gov/TestToTreat/Pages/default.aspx