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Treatments for COVID-19

COVID-19 treatments are now available. The Carroll County Health Department does not prescribe or provide COVID-19 treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider or see other options, below.


If you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test and you are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, seek treatment right away, even if your symptoms are mild. Treatment must be started within the first few days to be effective.

There are several options for accessing treatment:

  • Contact your health care provider. Primary care and urgent care providers can make referrals for treatment.

  • If you are 18+ and can’t get a timely appointment with a medical provider, see if you qualify for a telehealth appointment and assistance to get treatment.  The BCCFH COVID Task Force operates an outpatient COVID-19 treatment program that is free to patients, does not require insurance, and includes:

Visit the Maryland Department of Health’s treatment page for more information.

Treatments used for COVID-19 should be prescribed by a healthcare provider. People have been seriously harmed and even died after taking products not approved for use to treat or prevent COVID-19, even products approved or prescribed for other uses. Talk to a healthcare provider about what option may be best for you.

Home treatment for COVID-19 Symptoms

Your healthcare provider might recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses:

  • Taking medications, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever
  • Drinking water or receiving intravenous fluids to stay hydrated
  • Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus

If you are sick, take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Treatment Options

There are differences between treatment options:

FDA fact sheets:

Evusheld, a preventive treatment for people who are immunocompromised, is no longer authorized because it is not effective against currently circulating variants. If you have a weakened immune system or live with someone who does, take other steps to prevent COVID-19 infection:

For the latest updates, visit:

Maryland Department of Health’s COVID Link treatment options page

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