Vaccination is still the best way to prevent COVID-19, but there are also effective ways to treat COVID-19. Treatment works best when it's given within the first few days of someone's illness. Get tested right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 so you can qualify for treatments which have been shown to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about treatments that may work best for you. If you do not have a healthcare provider call the Utah COVID-19 info line 385-273-7878 for help locating treatment.
If you are uninsured you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Uninsured Coverage regardless of income or assets. To qualify, an individual must be uninsured, and meet citizenship and Utah residency requirements. Individuals are considered uninsured if they are not enrolled in another federal health care program, such as Medicare or Veterans Health Administration coverage, or a commercial group or individual health plan.
Individuals may apply online. A representative from the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will determine eligibility. A decision will be made in 2 or 3 business days and the individual will receive notification of the decision. If approved, coverage begins on the first day of the application month. The individual will receive a Medicaid card within a few days of the approval. Click here to apply online.
People whose immune systems are so substantially weakened that they do not develop immunity from the vaccines or those who can’t be vaccinated because of severe allergic reactions are at increased risk for COVID-19. For those individuals, healthcare providers may recommend Evusheld as a way to offer protection in case those individuals become exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
All Utahns ages 6 months and older can get the vaccine.
Vaccines are safe and effective, and the best way to prevent COVID-19. Visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you.
Have a symptom?
COVID-19 treatments are only effective if given within several days of symptom onset. That's why it's important to get tested as soon as your symptoms begin.
Test to Treat
Through this federal program, people are able to get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – receive a prescription from a health care provider (either on site or through telehealth), and have their prescription filled all at one location. There may be a cost for the provider visit, check with the location for details.
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment boosts your immune system to help you fight a COVID-19 infection along with your natural antibodies. It helps prevent severe illness and death.