COVID-19 Treatment in Maine

Treatment is available for COVID-19

COVID-19 treatment is highly effective at preventing a mild or moderate illness from getting much worse and possibly becoming life-threatening. 

Don’t wait until you’re very ill. COVID-19 treatment works best if started within the first 5–7 days after symptoms begin. You will need a prescription from your primary care provider or from another health care provider to get treatment.

You may be asked for insurance information and you may be charged for the services of your health care provider and for the cost of medication. Patient assistance programs are available to people who are underinsured, uninsured, or on MaineCare or Medicare to lower their out-of-pocket costs. Call ahead to your health care provider and insurer to confirm supply and coverage eligibility.

COVID-19 treatment is not a replacement for vaccination

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get vaccinated in Maine.

Even if you are not currently infected with COVID-19, talk to your doctor to find out whether you should get treatment if 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 U.S. CDC's guidance for isolation and mask around others. Treatment is highly effective at preventing severe disease but it does not shorten the isolation period.