CARSON CITY, NV –
Today, the state of Nevada is reminding Nevada residents that COVID-19 treatments are available statewide for those who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test.
The Nevada Health Response website recently expanded its COVID-19 treatment page to provide more information about the different types of treatments available and how to find them. The state still receives limited treatments from the federal government, but is working with the State Board of Pharmacy and other partners to request more products and ensure Nevadans have access to these treatments.
“I am proud of the swift actions we have taken in Nevada to help our residents connect with resources and treatments. These therapies will help Nevadans recover more quickly from COVID-19 and may help prevent hospitalization and death.” said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. “Treatment is not a substitute for vaccination, and we want to continue to encourage Nevada residents to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, but if you do get sick, there are treatments available.”
Several monoclonal antibody treatments have been approved by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use (EUA) authorization to treat high-risk patients who have been contracted or exposed to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies should be started as soon as possible, but within 10 days of the onset of symptoms or a positive test.
Nevada Governor and Legislature have approved it allocating $19.6 million to support greater access to monoclonal antibody and other COVID19 treatments across Nevada.
While the cost of the treatment is free, the cost of administering the medication by a medical provider is high. This funding approval enables DPBH to ensure that all Nevada residents have equitable access to monoclonal antibody treatment, regardless of geographic location, demographics or health insurance coverage.
In addition to monoclonal antibody treatments, there are also two antiviral pills: PAXLOVID and Molnupiravir. Covid-19 therapies can only be prescribed by physicians, physicians, experienced licensed nurses and physician assistants. For more information, please contact your practitioner or one of the treatment center locations.