Right now, oral antivirals (Paxlovid and molnupiravir) are authorized for people who:
- Are aged 12 years and older for Pfizer’s Paxlovid or aged 18 years and older for Merck’s Lagevrio (molnupiravir), and
- Have tested positive for COVID-19, and
- Have had symptoms for less than five days, and
- Are at high risk of becoming seriously ill. People at at high risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 include:
- People who are aged 65 years and older.
- People who are obese or overweight. This includes adults with a BMI of 25 or more. It also includes children under age 18 years old whose providers determine they meet the criteria.
- Pregnant people (for Paxlovid only).
- People with underlying medical conditions.
Health insurance is not required to receive treatment at a Test to Treat location. Oral antivirals are free. However, there may be other costs associated with this visit, like administration or appointment fees. Coloradans with health insurance may use it to cover these costs. Coloradans without insurance should apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program). Health First Colorado covers COVID-19 testing and treatments for those who qualify.