The City of Detroit is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand services to treat residents with COVID-19. Detroiters who test positive for COVID-19 at a city testing site can be evaluated and receive antiviral medication. The services are free.
“Providing the Test to Treat program is directly in line with our goal of ensuring that Detroiters have easy access to all of the life-saving COVID-19 tools available to keep them safe and protected from severe illness or hospitalization,” said Denise Fair Razo, Detroit Health Department’s Chief Public Health Officer. “Test to Treat is a free, one-stop shop that will continue to help keep Detroiters safe.”
The Test to Treat program provides residents with a fast and easy way to get lifesaving treatment for COVID-19. In this program, people can get tested at Test to Treat sites across the nation. If they test positive and medication is appropriate, they can receive antiviral pills at the visit. If other treatments are needed, referrals will be made to local partners. Oral medications are 90% effective at preventing severe illness due to COVID-19 but are only effective if treatment begins within five days of illness onset.
“Understanding available treatment options to manage COVID-19 if you test positive is important in preventing symptoms from getting worse”, said Dr. Robert Dunne, Detroit Health Department Acting Medical Director. “This is one more tool in helping us reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by quickly getting people the treatment they need.”
The Test to Treat program is currently available at:
Joseph Walker Williams, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. from 7am- 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Appointments only by calling 313-230-0505.
The Test to Treat is a nationwide program. Find other Test to Treat locations here.
For more information about COVID-19 including testing and vaccination sites in Detroit, call 313-876-4444 or detroitmi.gov/health.