What to do
Find out if you can get treated
You may qualify for treatment if you have a high risk of serious illness from Covid. For example, you are:
- 65 or older
- Unvaccinated or partly vaccinated
- 12 or older and have these common medical conditions
Common medical conditions include, but are not limited to, things like being overweight or inactive, having alcohol or drug disorders, immune problems, cancer, diabetes, or conditions related to your heart, kidney, brain, or mental health.
Get tested right away if you’ve had close contact with someone who has Covid or if you have symptoms like:
- Muscle soreness
Most medicines have to be taken within 5 days of first feeling sick.
If you test negative but are feeling sick and at high risk of serious illness, test again in 12 to 24 hours. This is especially important if you recently spent time unmasked with someone who has Covid.
Talk to a doctor right away
If you’ve tested positive, talk to a doctor as soon as you can. Most medicines must be taken within 5 days of feeling sick.
Use online or phone visits with your healthcare provider if you can. Many offer these remote services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check your insurance card. You can also contact urgent care centers in your area.
Pharmacies may be able to deliver these medicines directly to your home.
Take advantage of these services. This helps limit the spread of the virus.
All Covid-19 medications are free.
People with Medi-Cal
Common healthcare systems
You may be a patient at one of these common health systems and can contact them about your treatment.
Call the Urgent Advice line. Medi-Cal members too.
San Francisco Health Network
For those with or without insurance.
If you don’t have insurance
Call the San Francisco Health Network for treatment and to find out if you’re eligible for Healthy San Francisco and Medi-Cal.
Or use a Test-to-Treat site.
Get tested and treated for free at a Test-to-Treat site
Test-to-Treat locations in San Francisco
Mission Wellness Pharmacy at 2424 Mission Street
Call to schedule an appointment.
Worksite Labs on Van Ness Avenue at California
Testing now, treatment starts June 1. Schedule an appointment or call.
Some 24 hour online options
Get your prescription filled
Go to the emergency room or call 911 right away if you have severe COVID-19 symptoms including trouble breathing, chest pain, new confusion, inability to stay awake, or pale lips, eyes, or nails.
Guidance for providers
See guidance on COVID-19 therapeutics.
Last updated May 20, 2022