New partnership links positive COVID-19 cases to antivirals — for a price

The Detect COVID-19 test is an at-home molecular test. | Image: Detect

The at-home molecular COVID-19 testing company Detect is partnering with healthcare provider Carbon Health to give customers who test positive easy access to antiviral treatments, the companies announced today.

The “Test to Treat at Home” program runs directly through the Detect app, which connects people who test positive for COVID-19 with Carbon Health. Then, they can set up appointments for virtual or in-person visits, depending on their location. At that appointment, a provider can prescribe an antiviral like Paxlovid, and patients can pick the drug up the same day — a timesaver for a drug that has to be taken within five days of symptoms starting.

The program is modeled off the Biden administration’s Test to Treat program, which…

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Author: Nicole Wetsman