Where to Access Oral Antiviral Therapy in Minnesota - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Where to Access Oral Antiviral Therapy in Minnesota

Some of Minnesota's community testing sites are now test-to-treat sites offering COVID-19 pills to patients. Learn more in the Test-to-Treat program section below.

Based on recent advances in the treatment of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health recommends high-risk patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 receive therapies that have been shown to reduce the severity of the illness, prevent hospitalization, and improve outcomes.

A health care provider should always determine whether an antiviral treatment is right for you by carefully reviewing your symptoms, medical history, and current medications.

Health systems and facilities across the state listed below may have access to oral antiviral therapies. Patients or providers can contact locations listed to ask about assessment for antiviral medications or dispensing of prescriptions for oral antiviral treatments.

Inclusion on this list does not guarantee availability. Inventory may fluctuate and not all therapies are available at each location.

This list does not include all locations that have received oral antiviral therapies. Distribution of oral antivirals includes other entities serving specific populations, such as long-term care pharmacies, correctional facilities, Indian Health Service facilities, select HRSA-funded health centers, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Recently the FDA authorized state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid—meaning you would not need to see a health care provider first to get a prescription. Individual pharmacies can decide whether they will prescribe Paxlovid, and not all pharmacies will choose to do so. Before seeking Paxlovid at a pharmacy, contact that location to find out if they are prescribing the medication. If a pharmacy is prescribing Paxlovid, you will need to bring health records less than 12 months old that include kidney and liver blood work and a list of all medications you are taking, including over the counter medicines.

Minnesotans' best options to receive COVID-19 medications are to talk to your health care provider, visit a health care clinic, or visit one of the more than 60 test to treat sites around the state.

Health care systems and affiliated clinics

Many health care systems and affiliated clinics offer testing, medical assessment, and prescriptions for antiviral medications.

Independent clinics and health care centers by region

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Crow Wing County

Kanabec County

Morrison County

Todd County

Wadena County

Brown County

Meeker County

Watonwan County

Douglas County

Grant County

Otter Tail County

Pope County

Stevens County

Retail pharmacies

These are locations where prescriptions for oral antivirals may be filled (depending on supply). Please note that pharmacies can sign up with the U.S. government directly to receive supplies of oral antivirals and this list may not contain all pharmacy locations with supply.

Test-to-Treat program

The federal Test-to-Treat program allows people to get tested (or have their home test result or test result from another provider assessed), and if positive and treatments are appropriate for them, receive a prescription and have their prescription filled, all at one location. These "Test-to-Treat" sites are available at many locations.

A COVID-19 Test to Treat Locator is available to help find participating sites. This locator allows people and their providers to search for two types of locations:

  • Locations with testing, medical visits, and medication (Test-to-Treat)
  • Locations to fill a prescription

The Test-to-Treat locator is updated on a regular basis and new sites may be added over time.

Some of Minnesota's community testing sites are now test-to-treat sites offering COVID-19 pills to patients. There, you can take a COVID-19 test and, if positive, be assessed by a provider on-site. If you are eligible for treatment, you can receive a prescription for pills at the same time. Learn more at Minnesota COVID-19: Treatments and find a location near you at COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

The HHS COVID-19 Therapeutics Locator can also be used by health care providers to search for Minnesota locations that have received supplies of COVID-19 medications, including:

  • Paxlovid
  • Molnupiravir
  • Bebtelovimab
  • Evusheld

Please note that data in this locator is based on stock on hand reported by the location within the last two weeks and is not a guarantee of availability.

Updated Tuesday, 19-Jul-2022 15:30:16 CDT