COVID-19 treatments are available that help prevent serious illness. Loma Linda University Health is a Test-to-Treat center where patients 18 years and older can get tested and treated for COVID-19.

If you are more likely to get very sick from respiratory viruses, you should consider treatment. Treatment is safe and widely available for most adults and some teens. For most patients, treatment is free or low-cost through insurance or financial assistance programs.

Test & Treat Immediately 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should get tested right away. If you test positive, you should get treated right away if you're at risk of serious illness. COVID-19 treatments must be taken within five to seven days of when your symptoms start. Getting treated immediately can prevent the virus from multiplying in your body, help you test negative sooner, and may lower the risk of long COVID.

More Testing & Treatment Options 

  • Search Test-to-Treat locations: Additional Test-to-Treat locations are available where you can talk to a doctor, get tested, and get treatment. Find a center near you or call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255 for help. 
  • Telehealth appointments: If you test positive, schedule a phone or video treatment visit on MyChart, call 833-686-5051, or go to to talk to a healthcare provider the same or next day.
  • At-home and free testing: You can also test at home or find free testing near you, then seek treatment from your doctor or certain pharmacies (such as CVS and Walgreens). Call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255, or go to to find test locations or get test kits. 

About COVID-19 Treatments & Side Effects 

COVID-19 treatments include pills such as Paxlovid and Molnupiravir or IV treatments such as Remdesivir. Pills can be taken safely at home, while IV treatments are usually given by a health professional. Most people have no side effects from any COVID-19 treatment, and the most common side effects are nausea or a bitter taste. 

Staying Safe 

Isolate from others according to CDC guidelines while you have a fever and/or other symptoms that are not improving. You can go back to your normal activities (with added precautions) when both of the following are true for at least 24 hours:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall
  • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication)

Tell people you recently interacted with that they may have been exposed. You can do this by calling, texting, or emailing them, or notify them anonymously through the Tell Your Contacts website. 

Please call our COVID-19 hotline for help with appointments. 909-558-5545