COVID-19 Treatments

COVID-19 treatments must be given by a health care professional and must be taken within 5 days of the start of symptoms, so it's important to talk with a provider as soon as you start to feel sick.

To learn more, visit the What to do if you feel sick page from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). If you need to find a health care provider, visit Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) for information. You may also call the MCPH hotline at 980-314-9400.

These three drugs are the ONLY therapies approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19 illness:

  • Paxlovid is an antiviral drug given orally (in pill form) for people 12 years old and older who weigh at least 88 pounds who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Molnupiravir (brand name Lagevrio) is an antiviral drug given orally (in pill form) for adults 18 years old and older who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Remdesivir (brand name Veklury) is an antiviral drug given intravenously (by needle) for people at least 7.7 pounds who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Where to Find COVID-19 Treatment

If you have not tested positive and want to get tested and get medication at the same place: 

  • Visit the US DHHS Test to Treat Website to find clinics where you can get tested and get treatment in one visit.  

If you tested positive and got a prescription from your health care provider and just need to fill your prescription:

If you tested positive with an at-home test and want to get a prescription online or over the phone:

If you need assistance:

  • Call the NC DHHS COVID-19 help line at 1-800-232-4636 (TTY 888-232-6348).