Home treatments for flu and COVID-19 available to eligible Idahoans

December 26, 2023
IDHW Communications

A home test-to-treat option for COVID-19 and influenza is available to Idahoans through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program. 

The Home Test to Treat program is a virtual community health program that offers free COVID-19 and influenza (flu) at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions, and at-home treatments to eligible participants nationwide.

Any adult (18 years and older) with a current positive test for COVID-19 or flu can enroll to receive free telehealth care and, if prescribed, medication delivered to their home. 

Adults who do not currently have COVID-19 or flu may enroll and receive free tests if they are uninsured or are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs health care system, or the Indian Health Services. If recipients test positive at a future time, they can receive free telehealth care and, if prescribed, treatment.

Services are available in both English and Spanish. 

Enrollees may also be invited to participate in an optional research component of the program. This program is funded by NIH and aims to better understand how technologies such as at-home tests and telemedicine can improve healthcare access for individuals across the country. Any data shared with researchers will be limited to what is necessary to evaluate the program and will not include identifying information.

For more information or to sign up, visit test2treat.org. Click on the “Register Now” button to enroll. For additional support, call 1-800-682-2829 for the Home Test to Treat program customer service line to receive help with the registration process, or email hometest2treat@emed.com.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov. 

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