DC has free prescription for telehealth, delivery – NBC4 Washington

COVID-19 patients in Washington, DC, who are at higher risk for more serious illnesses, can start getting prescriptions for Paxlovid through telehealth appointments.

DC Health is partnering with Color Health to expand access to its antiviral medication.

The program is available to all residents 18 years of age and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at higher risk for serious illness. Higher risk factors include being over age 65, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, current or past smoking, and more.

First, patients must request a telehealth consultation through Color Health by completing a short questionnaire. Eligible patients get a telehealth appointment in 5 to 30 minutes, DC Health says.

If a healthcare provider determines that treatment with Paxlovid is the right choice, patients can choose to pick up the prescription or have it delivered.

The service is free for DC residents. It will be available seven days a week from 9am to 7pm

Visit color.com/covid-19-treatment-dc to request an appointment.

COVID-19 treatments are also available at several DC pharmacies, through your primary care provider, and in the District’s Test to Treat program. Here’s more information.

At the end of July, the district listed the COVID-19 community level as average, meaning the severity of the disease is moderate.

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