At least sixteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/news/lead-poisoning-outbreak-linked-to-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches.html. If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.
COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment
COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated.
Therapeutics are outpatient treatments that can be used to prevent COVID-19 or treat eligible patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms.
For eligible patients, early treatment and prevention can help improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and even save lives.
You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms and IV medications within 7 days.
If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-like symptoms, contact the IDPH-SIU Medicine Test to Treat program. If you have COVID-19 and are at a high risk of getting very sick, an oral treatment may help you recover. If needed, SIU Medicine can prescribe that medication and put you on the road to recovery.
Schedule a telehealth appointment:
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Test to Treat program can provide faster, easier access to lifesaving COVID-19 treatments at no cost to you (patient insurance, if present, may be billed).
Patient Experience Survey
The Illinois Department of Public Health wants to know about your experience acquiring therapeutics.
Becoming A Provider
Facilities and providers that would like to be considered as a location for COVID-19 therapeutics can register with IDPH by submitting their information through the New Provider Site Registration form.
The COVID-19 therapies require a prescription by a licensed and authorized provider. The Therapeutics Locator is intended for provider use.
If you have any questions about therapeutics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org