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There are medications you can take at home that are safe and effective for treating COVID-19, and they are free and widely available. If you get COVID-19, these antiviral medications can stop the illness from getting serious, may help you test negative sooner, and may reduce the risk of long COVID symptoms. Most of the medications must be taken within 5 days of symptoms to work, so act fast if you start to feel symptoms.

As soon as you feel sick, get a COVID-19 test and talk to your health care provider, visit California For All, or call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255 to find COVID-19 medications.

Learn more by visiting: California For All

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There are medications you can take at home that are safe and effective for treating COVID-19, and they are free and widely available. If you get COVID-19, these antiviral medications can stop the illness from getting serious, may help you test negative sooner, and may reduce the risk of long COVID symptoms. Most of the medications must be taken within the first 5 days of symptoms to work, so act fast if you start to feel symptoms.

As soon as you feel sick, get a COVID-19 test and talk to your health care provider, visit covid19.ca.gov/treatment/, or call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255 to find COVID-19 medications.

Learn more by visiting: covid19.ca.gov/treatment/

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COVID-19 Medications are Free and Widely Available, but Underutilized. COVID-19 medications are effective for stopping COVID-19 illness from getting serious. By stopping the virus from multiplying in your body, they can prevent severe COVID-19 complications including hospitalization and death, may lead you to test negative sooner, and may lower the risk of long COVID. While vaccines and boosters remain the frontline of defense against COVID-19, all Californians 12 years and older who have COVID-19 with symptoms should seek evaluation for COVID-19 medications, which are widely available and free statewide, regardless of insurance or citizenship status.  Most of the medications must be taken within the first 5 days of symptoms, so if you feel sick, act fast to get a COVID-19 test and seek COVID-19 medications  if you test positive. 

To read the news release in full and learn more about getting FREE Covid-19 Treatments visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR22-171.aspx or call the COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255.

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Hay medicinas gratis y ampliamente disponibles que son seguras y eficaces para tratar el COVID-19 y que puedes tomar en casa. Si contraes COVID-19, estas medicinas pueden evitar que se agrave la enfermedad, pueden ayudar a que la prueba pronto dé negativo y pueden reducir el riesgo de síntomas de COVID prolongado. Recuerda, que la mayoría de los medicamentos deben tomarse durante los primeros 5 dias de presentar sintomas para que funcionen.Así que apresúrate si empiezas a sentir síntomas.

Tan pronto como te sientas enfermo, hazte la prueba del COVID-19 y habla con tu proveedor de atención médica, visita covid19.ca.gov/treatment/, o llama a la línea estatal del COVID-19 al 833-422-4255 para obtener tratamiento.

Para más información visita: covid19.ca.gov/treatment/​.

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