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.

    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.

    Go Health

    Federal Test-to-Treat site. 

    Schedule an appointment or call one of the following locations:

    Lombard Street at Pierce

    Castro District on Market Street at 16th Street

    Market on Market St. at Franklin St

    Cole Valley on Cole St. at Parnassus Ave

    Portal on W Portal at 14th Ave

    Glen Park on Diamond St. at Bosworth St

    North East Medical Services

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

    Unidos en Salud /United in Health 

    24th Street at Capp 

    Drop in Mon, Fri, Sat 9am-3:45pm 

    Optum Sites - Drop in or schedule an appointment by calling 888-634-1123 or schedule an appointment here 

    Monday - 101 Grove Street, Drop in 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm and 2401 Keith Street, Drop in 7am-7pm

    Tuesday - 107 Dakota, Drop in 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm 

    Wednesday - 1380 Howard, Drop in 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm 

    Thursday - 1400 Evans, Drop in 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm 
    and 2401 Keith Street, Drop in 7am-7pm

    Friday - 25 Van Ness, Drop in 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm 
    and 2401 Keith Street, Drop in 7am-7pm

    Saturday - 2401 Keith Street, Drop in 7am-7pm

    Sunday - 2401 Keith Street, Drop in 7am-7pm

    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.


    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.

    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


    San Francisco Department of Public Health's COVID Resource Center

    Call if you need help finding remote or telehealth services.

    Last updated September 19, 2022