Medications for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19
Plumas County physicians, providers, pharmacists, and public health all want to be sure everyone who needs medication for their COVID-19 infection can get it promptly here. If you are having symptoms that might be the first sign of COVID but haven't tested yet, the first thing to do is take a home test to see if it's positive for COVID. Test kits are available at local clinics, pharmacies, and public health. Call inside from your car and they will bring the test kits out to you (as staff available) so you don't expose people inside to COVID.
If the test is positive you can be sure you have COVID-19. If it's negative and you still think you might have COVID-19, repeat the test in 24hr or get a PCR test at one of the testing sites listed below. The medicine for COVID can only be prescribed once you have a positive home test OR a PCR (hospital lab) test.
How to find treatment
If you test positive for COVID-19, act quickly. COVID-19 medications must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms to work well, the sooner the better.
- All doctors and providers in Plumas County can prescribe COVID-19 medications to help you get well faster and prevent serious complications.
- Do a home or lab COVID-19 test right away if there is even a chance you have COVID-19. Symptoms are often no different than the common cold or allergies.
- Contact your doctor or provider right away if you test positive and find out about getting the free medications.
- All Plumas County pharmacies have COVID-19 medicines.
You have several options to get this free treatment:
A. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
Some Plumas County Clinic, Treatment, and Testing Site Phone Numbers:
Eastern Plumas Health Care Portola Clinic
500 1st Avenue
Portola, CA 96122
Plumas District Hospital Clinic
1065 Bucks Lake Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Seneca Healthcare District Clinic
130 Brentwood Drive
Chester, CA 96020
B. If your provider or office doesn't provide you telehealth or another visit within 24hr, or if you don't have insurance, you should call Plumas County Public Health at 530-283-6426, 7 days a week. A public health doctor will ensure you get the treatment you need.
C. If the options above don’t work, you can:
- Make a phone or video appointment through California’s free telehealth provider. Call 833-686-5051 or click here
- Check out CDC's website for further information on possible treatments here.
- Check out CDPH's website for further information on possible treatments here.
CDPH has set up a free telehealth and treatment program for COVID-19, listed above. This program is not run through PCPHA. Contact CDPH for more info.