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This is a summary of recommendations and resources for COVID-19 therapeutics adapted from information provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Because COVID-19 therapeutics are a rapidly changing area of pandemic response, we encourage all providers to regularly check for updates on variant resistance, eligible populations, and treatment guidelines. 

Available Outpatient Therapies at Each Disease Stage 

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis 

  • The FDA authorized Evusheld for the pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric individuals (12 years of age and older weighing at leastt 88 lbs  or 40 kg) 


ORAL ANTIVIRAL TREATMENTS OUTPATIENT TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR COVID-19:
 

The FDA authorized two oral antivirals, Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's molnupiravir, for the treatment of COVID-19 in certain patients. 

  • These medicines are only available by prescription from healthcare providers, including pharmacists. 

  • Ask your provider if you are eligible for treatment. If they give you a prescription, click here, enter your address or zip code, and click on the box “Locations to fill a prescription.” 

  • If you don’t have a doctor or can't get an appointment with your doctor or pharmacist, you can get testing and evaluation for treatment through either: 

    • A Test to Treat site – click here, enter your address or zip code, and click on the box “Locations with testing, medical visits, and medication (Test-to-Treat) 

    • California Department of Public Health’s FREE telehealth service – click here to access a virtual visit with a provider 

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments 

COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapeutics (mAb) are available for people ages 12 years or older who: 

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have had symptoms for 10 days or less 

  • Are at high risk of becoming seriously ill, including those who have been recently exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

  • Discuss this option with your doctor.

BEST RESOURCES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS: 

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FACT SHEETS: 

If you have additional questions, please email covid19vaccine@longbeach.gov or call 562.570.INFO.