We Are Currently Offering Free COVID-19 Treatment in Florida - Oral COVID medication - Paxlovid & Lagevrio
Paxlovid and Lagevrio are two of the latest COVID-19 oral treatments which are now available at all 3 of our Urgent Care of The Palm Beaches locations. The medications are dispensed to our patients free of charge. Both medications were granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2021, for those with mild to moderate disease and with high risk of progression to severe disease.
Paxlovid and Lagevrio are oral antiviral medications that can be taken at home to help keep high-risk patients out of the hospital.
Pfizer Covid-19 Pill
Paxlovid is a combination of two different antiviral medications developed by Pfizer. The drug demonstrated a 89% risk reduction for hospitalization and death in the clinical trial which supported the EAU. Paxlovid is provided at no cost by the U.S. government during the state of public health emergency. This medication is expected to work against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Merck Covid-19 Pill
Lagevrio (Molnupiravir), developed by Merck, has been shown in a clinical trial to decrease the risk of hospitalization and death if used early in the course of the disease.
Pill treatment for covid-19 in Palm Beach County
How does the Covid-19 pill treatment work?
Treatment with both drugs can be initiated in the first five days from the onset of symptoms. Patients must test positive for COVID-19 virus in the office, or present a positive PCR test. Covid tests done at home have to be repeated in the office to confirm Covid positivity.
All patients must meet specific criteria in order to be given the Covid treatment medication. Whether the patient satisfies the criteria will be determined by the doctor in our office. Our doctor will discuss all the risks and benefits of administering the oral Pfizer covid pill or Merck covid pill before dispensing it to you. Every patient will receive a patient factsheet provided by the Covid pill manufacturer; this document enlists drugs that are being dispensed to you.
Covid oral medication costs - How much do Paxlovid and Lagevrio pills cost?
COVID-19 antivirals are free to patients during public health emergency. Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches became a designated facility by the state of Florida to prescribe and dispense oral medication to treat COVID-19. Our urgent care doctors carry Paxlovid and Lagevrio (Molnupiravir) medications in the doctor’s office, and dispense to our patients free of charge.
Important note: There may be costs associated with Covid testing and/or office visit.
For more information regarding covid oral medication and possible costs associated with testing and/or office visit, please contact one of our urgent care center locations.
We accept patients who have made appointments, as well as walk-in patients. We have several locations for your convenience, including:
We are happy to assist you with COVID-19 testing in any of our urgent care centers.
We offer: Rapid Covid Antigen Test, PCR testing, IgG Antibody Test for immunity
The tests are available at all of our 3 locations.
For more information, you may click the following links.
Fact sheet for LAGEVRIO:
Fact sheet for PAXLOVID:
Florida Department of Health:
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.