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Treatment for non-hospitalized COVID-19-positive patients

If you or a loved one test positive for COVID-19, you may now have treatment options. COVID-19 treatment options are available for patients with mild to moderate symptoms and for hospitalized patients. Mild symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, malaise (feeling unwell), headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste and smell. Moderate symptoms may also include shortness of breath.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized treatments for emergency use. Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options. Your healthcare provider will know the best option for you, based on your symptoms and your health history. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 1-877-332-6585 to find out who to talk with about your symptoms and treatment.


The following treatments have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA for non-hospitalized patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The FDA has determined that the known and potential benefits of these treatments for non-hospitalized patients are greater than the treatments' known and potential risks.

Monoclonal antibody treatments: The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization for two investigational monoclonal antibody treatments that can attach to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These antibodies could help your immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus.

These treatments have been authorized for patients with mild to moderate cases. This includes those who have had symptoms for 10 days or less, who are 12 years of age and older, and who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. It also includes people who are 65 years old or older, and for people who have certain chronic medical conditions. Learn more about antibody treatments with: etesevimab and bamlanivimab or casirivimab and imdevimab.

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There is no cost for the antibodies themselves, but the facility may charge for the infusion (giving the treatment by IV). Medicare covers the IV treatment costs, but Medicaid coverage is different in each state. Many large private insurance plans cover all costs, but you should check with yours to find out for sure. If you do not have insurance, ask the treatment facility if there are any fees.

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