Richland Center, WI
If you test positive for COVID-19, antiviral treatments are available to help prevent you from becoming seriously ill, hospitalized, or dying. However, you must be able to take this treatment within five days of your symptoms starting.
Due to this short amount of time, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is offering telehealth services to quickly connect with a clinician who can determine if you are eligible for this treatment and prescribe it. It is essential that people who test positive for COVID-19 seek access to a prescribing clinician as soon as possible, even if symptoms are mild.
Important things to know:
- The appointment and treatment are both FREE. Insurance is not required.
- Life-saving COVID-19 antiviral treatments are available at over 600 pharmacies in the state.
- Clinicians are available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT.
- You must have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms which started no more than five days ago.
- You must be 18 or older, currently in Wisconsin, and at risk for developing severe COVID-19 (see risk factors on the DHS site by clicking the link below).
- Telehealth is available in other languages, including Spanish.
- Telehealth is only for COVID-19 treatment, not for any other medical need or for medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911.
Before getting started, make sure you have:
- A list of medications, supplements, or vitamins you are taking.
- A copy of your lab results within the last three months if you have kidney disease.
To get started:
- Visit the DHS website for more details or to get started online: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/telehealth.htm.
- You can also call 833.273.6330.