Yes. While vaccination against COVID-19 is the first and best defence, some people are at higher risk of becoming very unwell if they contract the virus.
People who can now receive Government subsidised COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments include:
70 years of age or older
60-69 years of age or older with 1 additional risk factor
50 years of age or older with 2 additional risk factors for or have had past COVID-19 infection resulting in hospitalisation.
First Nations people, 30 years of age or older and with 1 additional risk factor or have had past COVID-19 infection resulting in hospitalisation.
COVID-19 patients can check their eligibility for antiviral medication by requesting a COVID-19 Antiviral Consultation.
Those deemed eligible will be referred for a telehealth consultation with one of our doctors who can check your symptoms, determine the correct medication, and issue a script that is government subsidised. Patients that are not eligible can still receive support to manage their symptoms.