COVID-19 Treatment Self-Assessment
This guidance is based on known evidence as of April 12, 2022.
COVID-19 treatments are currently available in B.C. and may benefit some people who have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
They have been shown to prevent COVID-19 from getting worse in high-risk patients with mild to moderate symptoms, if taken within 5 to 7 days of symptoms starting.
These treatments do not prevent COVID-19, before or after an exposure. Important safety considerations, like how they interact with other medications, may limit their use for some people.
Currently, these treatments are recommended for people who are identified as having an increased risk for needing to go to the hospital for COVID-19.
Who can access treatments
At this time, treatments like Paxlovid or Remdesivir may be beneficial for people in any of the following situations:
- Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
- 70 years or older and with three or more chronic conditions
- 70 years or older and self-identify as Indigenous
- Individuals who are unvaccinated or have not received their third booster dose and any of the following
- Have three or more chronic conditions
- Are 50 years or older
- Self-identify as Indigenous
Find out if you might benefit from treatment
Answer each question carefully. Your responses will help to determine if it would be safe for you to receive treatment for COVID-19.
If it looks like you might benefit from the treatment, you will be directed to call Service BC for further assessment. They will review these questions in more detail with you, and may connect you to a healthcare team who can access your medication and health information. The healthcare team will seek more information and make decisions based on their clinical assessment.