Get treated for COVID-19

If you have a positive test and qualify, start treatment right away.

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:

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

Get tested right away if you’ve had close contact with someone who has Covid or if you have  symptoms like:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • 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

Medi-Cal members have free phone visits with a doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

San  Francisco Health Plan

Start an online visit or call.

Anthem Blue Cross

Start an online visit or call 888-LiveHealth.

Common healthcare systems

You may be a patient at one of these common health systems and can contact them about your treatment.

Dignity Health

Schedule an appointment or call.

Kaiser Permanente

Call the Urgent Advice line. Medi-Cal members too.

San Francisco Health Network

For those with or without insurance.

Sutter Health, CPMC

Start an online visit or call.

UCSF

Contact your doctor or call.

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.

San Francisco Health Network

Or use a Test-to-Treat site.

Get tested and treated for free at a Test-to-Treat site

Get tested and treated, insured or not, at no charge. If you have insurance, bring that information and your ID.

Find a location anywhere in the US.

Test-to-Treat locations in San Francisco

Carbon Health

Schedule an appointment or call one of the following locations.

At Stonestown Mall
On Irving Street at 22nd Avenue
On Market Street at Dolores
On Spear Street at Folsom

CVS pharmacy at 1900 19th Avenue

Federal Test-to-Treat site. Schedule an appointment.

Mission Wellness Pharmacy at 2424 Mission Street

Call to schedule an appointment.

North East Medical Services

Federal Test-to-Treat sites. Learn more or call. Must become a member.

Worksite Labs on Van Ness Avenue at California

Testing now, treatment starts June 1. Schedule an appointment or call.

Some 24 hour online options

Online appointments are available at all hours, and may come with some out-of-pocket costs.

Get your prescription filled

If you already have a prescription, you can go to any CVS, Walgreens or Safeway pharmacy to fill it. Find the closest location.

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.

Get help

Phone

San Francisco Department of Public Health's COVID Resource Center

Call if you need help finding remote or telehealth services.

Last updated May 20, 2022