Effective May 11, 2023: Oregon’s public health officials have lifted several COVID-19 response measures as the federal emergency ends. Learn more about the latest changes here.

COVID-19 treatments

What treatments are available?

While staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters gives us the most effective protection from COVID-19, medical research continues to identify a variety of treatments that can help reduce the chances of getting really sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. Treatments have been either approved or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and must be prescribed by a health care provider. Talk with a health care provider to determine if you are eligible.

Types of treatments available:

  • Injections

  • Pills

Visit Oregon Health Authority to learn more about specific medications that are available.

Where can I find treatments?

You can find treatments in any one of four ways:

  • Talk to your health care provider to see if you are eligible for a prescription. They can be dispensed at your usual pharmacy.

  • If you don’t have a health care provider, call 211. They can help you find a health care clinic, provider or Test to Treat site in your community.

  • Visit the Treatments Finder or call 800-232-0233. A health care provider at one of these locations can prescribe treatments.

  • Start a free telehealth visit, available from 8am–8pm, 7 days a week. See below for more information.

Free telehealth visits available

Free consultations are now available by phone or online to prescribe COVID-19 treatments, regardless of whether or not you have health insurance or access to a health care provider.

  • Available to everyone in Oregon, no insurance required.

  • Antiviral treatments are 100% free, covered by the federal government through December 31, 2022.

  • In 17 languages with interpreters present to assist:
    • Amharic

    • Arabic

    • Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)

    • English

    • French

    • Haitian Creole

    • Hmong

    • Korean

    • Marshallese

    • Portuguese

    • Russian

    • Somali

    • Spanish

    • Tagalog

    • Vietnamese

You can start your free visit:

Once eligibility is determined for treatments, you’ll be placed on hold for the next clinician. (Wait times are usually between 5-30 minutes.)

  • If you’re prescribed antiviral treatment, you can have them delivered to you within 24-48 hours or made available for pickup at your local pharmacy.

  • For questions or additional support, you can reach out to treatments@color.com or call (844) 352-6567 between 6am–8pm PT, 7 days a week.

For people who can’t use the service or who need additional assistance or accessibility accommodations, there is another option. You can find participating federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) on the Test to Treat site. Look for sites that say “HRSA supported health center” or read OHA’s monthly COVID-19 Therapeutics Newsletter, found on OHA’s COVID-19 Treatments page for a list.

When should I get treatments?

If you don’t have COVID-19 but want to prevent severe infection including hospitalization and death, it’s important to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on boosters. Talk with a health care provider about what’s available.

Getting treatments early in your infection will improve the treatment’s effectiveness, help lessen symptoms and shorten recovery times. Oral treatments must be started within 5 days of the beginning of symptoms.

Do I need a prescription?

Yes, you’ll need a prescription for these treatments. A health care provider can give you a prescription. Some pharmacists are also able to provide treatments directly at designated treatment centers in the Treatments Finder.