CDPH Issues Fact Sheet on Federal Test-to-Treat Initiative
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently issued a fact sheet on the federal government’s COVID-19 Test-to-Treat initiative. Recall, the U.S. Government unveiled the initiative to promote rapid access to free treatment for COVID-19. Beginning March 7, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began distributing oral antivirals Paxlovid and Molnupiravir directly to federally qualified health centers, pharmacy-based clinics, and long-term care facilities.
Facilities not participating in the federal program which are able to offer Test-to-Treat services can be added to the new upcoming HHS Test-to-Treat locator. Local health jurisdictions will be responsible for vetting additional Test-to-Treat facilities in their jurisdictions.
Additional information is available here.