Treatment is available for COVID-19
COVID-19 treatment is highly effective at preventing a mild or moderate illness from progressing to becoming severe and life-threatening. Treatment is available for unvaccinated individuals, adults age 50 and older and for other people at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
Don’t wait until you’re very ill. COVID-19 treatment works best if started within the first 5–7 days after symptoms begin. Treatment is only available for people with COVID-19 symptoms and a positive COVID-19 test, which can include an at-home test. You will need a prescription to get treated. Most medications are provided free of charge, but you may be asked for insurance information.
COVID-19 treatment is not a replacement for vaccination Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get vaccinated in Maine.
If you are not currently infected with COVID-19, talk to your doctor to find out whether you should get treatment should you have COVID-19 in the future. Have a plan for how to get tested quickly for COVID-19 if you develop symptoms.
People who receive treatment should continue to follow guidance for isolation (PDF) and mask around others.