Test to Treat for Covid-19 infections

CruzMedMo is now offering the next step to your testing: antiviral treatment. If you are at risk of having complications or a more severe course of Covid-19 you may qualify for antiviral treatment. We offer 3 medications for antiviral protection:

Paxlovid:

An antiviral medication that puts a ‘monkey wrench’ in the virus’s ability to replicate. When started early in the course of the infection (in the first 5 days of symptoms or after testing positive) it has a profound ability to significantly shorten the life of the virus, and lessen your symptom severity. This is a 5 day course of pills.

Monoclonal antibodies (bebtelovimab):

This will bind to the spike protein on the virus thus blocking it from attaching to cells and infecting them. You can use this medication up to 7 days into your infection. This medication is still very effective for the newer BA.4 & BA.5 sub variants now dominating our community. This is a 1x administration of medication through an IV. It can be repeated every 6 months.

Evusheld:

A monoclonal antibody injection that is designed to help prevent non-infected patients who are also at risk for a more complicated Covid-19 infection. It does not replace vaccines but certainly can be given to those who cannot take any of our current vaccines. It’s ideal for people who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated and/or have higher risk for moderate to severe Covid-19 infections. Repeat this every 6 months.

Risk factors for moderate to severe Covid-19 infections include:

 

Older people (65 years or older) hold the highest risk for having more complicated disease

Lung problems, such as:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Moderate to severe asthma
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism

Compromised immune systems

Heart disease

Brain or nervous system disorders

Diabetes

Obesity

Cancer

Mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia

Kidney or liver disease

Unvaccinated individuals

To participate in this program please message us on our website or directly text this number: (831) 226-8385. From there we will collect your information and work with your insurance to get you treated and started on medication that day!