The federal authorities has expanded the Residence Check to Deal with program, a digital group well being program that provides free COVID-19—and now influenza—well being providers to eligible members nationwide.
Residence Check to Deal with is a collaboration among the many Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH), the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, which launched as a pilot in choose places earlier this yr, providing at-home COVID-19 fast exams, telehealth classes, and at-home COVID-19 remedies.
With its enlargement, the Residence Check to Deal with program will now provide free testing, telehealth, and therapy for each COVID-19 and influenza A and B. It’s the first public well being program that features house testing know-how at such a scale for each COVID-19 and flu, in accordance with a launch from the NIH. This system initially will present the Lucira by Pfizer COVID-19 and flu house take a look at, the primary US Meals and Drug Administration-authorized take a look at that may detect each viruses in a single take a look at at house.
For these indicated, therapy should start inside a restricted window from the onset of signs, underscoring the significance of continuity of care, from analysis to therapy. As well as, offering these providers just about, whereas people stay at house, is meant to expedite the time to therapy and the comfort of accessing providers just about from house.
Any grownup with a present optimistic take a look at for COVID-19 or flu can enroll to obtain free telehealth care and, if prescribed, treatment delivered to their house. Adults who wouldn’t have COVID-19 or flu could enroll and obtain free exams if they’re uninsured or are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs well being care system, or the Indian Well being Companies. If recipients take a look at optimistic at a future time, they will obtain free telehealth care and, if prescribed, therapy.
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