A new online tool lets Michigan residents track down the nearest spots where they can find testing and therapeutic treatments for COVID-19.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said the tool for Michigan residents and health care providers. The tool is provided through Solvhealth.com, a company that connects consumers with healthcare services. Find the the tool here.
Users may search to find sites and locations that have therapeutic options available, including monoclonal antibodies, oral antivirals and Evusheld, a preventative treatment for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. The site provides phone numbers, operating hours and information about which therapeutics are available.
Retail chain pharmacies that have oral antivirals in stock include Meijer, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS, in addition to select independent pharmacy locations. It is important to contact your health care provider as you must present a prescription from a physician, or advanced practice clinician to pick up medication at the pharmacy.
The MDHHS said all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should talk to their doctor to see if they are eligible to receive one of the COVID therapeutics. Don’t delay, treatment must be started early to work.
The state has stopped reporting daily numbers for some time now. Instead, the state’s COVID-19 website shows 7 days numbers updated on Thursdays. As of April 28, there were 194 cases per 100,000 people in Wayne County.
“We are continuously striving to make COVID-19 treatments accessible to Michiganders,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive. “This new feature removes barriers in accessing treatment by helping those in need of therapeutics easily find locations and the availability most convenient to them. We will continue to make improvements in accessing tools that help prevent and treat COVID-19.”
For more information on therapeutics, visit Michigan.gov/CoronavirusResources.
For more information on COVID-19, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.