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Did you know that there are medications that treat COVID-19? Prescription COVID-19 medications are widely available and effective at stopping COVID-19 illness from getting serious. Early evidence suggests that COVID-19 medications may lower the risk of developing long​​​ COVID symptoms. They may also help you test negative sooner.​

Who​​​​​? COVID-19 medications are recommended for most adults and some teens. Everyone 12 years and older who has symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19 should ask a health care provider about COVID-19 medications. 

When? Most COVID-19 medications must be started within the first 5 days of symptoms to work, so act fast if you start to feel sick.

Cost? While government-purchased supplies last, COVID-19 medications remain available for free, whether or not you have insurance or citizenship status. 

How? As soon as you feel sick, act fast to test for COVID-19 and ask about a prescription for COVID-19 medications. Call your health care provider, urgent care center, or the California Department of Public Health Call Center at 833-422-4255, or visit YouCanBeatIt.orgLearn more about COVID-19 medications.


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California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos shares information about medications that can stop COVID-19 from getting serious when taken early after symptoms start. These medications are safe  and widely available. ​

Spanish Version

 

La Cirujana General de California, Dra. Diana Ramos, comparte información sobre medicamentos que pueden evitar que el COVID-19 empeore cuando se toman poco después de que comienzan los síntomas. Estos medicamentos son seguros y están ampliamente disponibles.​

Video: Outsmart COVID-19​

 

Did you know that there are medications that treat COVID-19? These medications are safe and effective at stopping COVID-19 illness from getting serious.

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*Note: While government-purchased suppliest last, COVID-19 medications remain available for free, whether or not you have insurance.

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 Wallet card on COVID-19 medications 

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Did you know that there are safe and effective medications that treat COVID-19? COVID-19 medications are recommended for most adults and some teens. But they must be started within the first 5 days of symptoms to work. As soon as you feel sick, test for COVID-19 and if you test positive, reach out to your health care provider, urgent care, or the CDPH Call Center at 833-422-4255 and ask about a prescription. Learn more at YouCanBeatIt.org​.

Spanish 

Existen medicamentos seguros y eficaces para tratar el COVID-19. Estos medicamentos se toman en píldoras y, si se toman en los primeros 5 días luego de sentirse enfermo, pueden evitar que el COVID-19 se vuelva grave. Se recomiendan los medicamentos para el COVID-19 para adultos y algunos adolescentes. 

Hágase una prueba de COVID-19 ni bien se sienta enfermo y, si el resultado es positivo, hable con su proveedor de cuidado de la salud, visite YouCanBeatIt.org o llame a la línea estatal de información de COVID-19 al 833-422-4255 para conseguir los medicamentos para el COVID-19. ​

Test It. Treat It. You Can Beat It.  Hazte La Prueba. Toma La Pastilla. Ganale Al COVID.

Test It. Treat It. You Can Beat It. Chinese SimplifiedTest It. Treat It. You Can Beat It.  Vietnamese

Test It. Treat It. You Can Beat It.  KoreanTest It. Treat It. You Can Beat It.  Tagalog

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