COVID-19 Treatment

If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Many people have mild illness and can recover at home in isolation.

When to seek medical help

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care or call 911 immediately: 

  • Trouble breathing.
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest.
  • New confusion or not being able to wake up.
  • Bluish lips or face.

*This list is not all-inclusive. Call your medical care provider before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.

COVID-19 medications

People with underlying health conditions or a weakened immune system may benefit from COVID-19 medications. Treatment needs to start as early as possible, so talk to a health care provider right away if you test positive. A health care provider will help determine which medication is best for you. Learn more.

Test to Treat

Test to Treat is a nationwide program where you can take a COVID-19 test and, if positive, be assessed by a provider on-site. If you are eligible for treatment, you can receive and fill a prescription for pills at the same time. Please bring a current list of medications to your appointment. Patients seeking treatment should plan to spend one hour at the site. Some of these sites require appointments.

Find a provider using the Test to Treat locator

Telehealth treatment program

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 can receive free treatment and medication through the Minnesota Department of Health and Cue Health. It is available to all people currently in Minnesota, regardless of residency or citizenship. A state ID is NOT required. 

To be eligible:

  • A positive COVID-19 test in the last five days, including self-tests.
  • Symptoms started in the last five days. 

To speak with someone in Espanol, Af-Soomaali, Lus Hmoob, ကညီက ျိ (Karen), Afaan Oromoo, አማርኛ (Amharic), Tiếng Việt, عربي (Arabic), 官话 (Chinese Mandarin), Русский (Russian), and Français, call 1-844-609-2415.

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