Most people can treat mild symptoms of COVID-19 at home with over-the-counter medicine, however there are several COVID-19 treatments that may be prescribed to you by a health care provider based on your symptoms and risk factors. While COVID-19 treatments are not a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccine, they are an option to treat certain high-risk people who are already sick. The vaccine remains the best option to train your immune system and prevent severe illness. To learn more, visit the California Department of Public Health’s Get the Facts on COVID-19 Treatments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Treatments Your Healthcare Provider Might Recommend if You Are Sick.
Test to Treat: If you test positive and qualify for treatment, you can be prescribed and given medication on-site at all LHI testing locations. Visit CDPH’s COVID-19 Test to Treat Program page for more information and our calendar for LHI testing times and locations. Please note: Though each site should offer this option, please check with LHI personnel as you arrive to be certain that the clinic has the necessary staffing to prescribe medication on-site.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States is currently plentiful and many clinics are offering walk-up services.
To support and promote the equitable administration of COVID-19 vaccine across Sonoma County.
To vaccinate all eligible residents of Sonoma County.
We will promote equity in vaccine delivery by supporting vulnerable communities with resources to ensure access and reduce barriers to vaccinations. This includes ensuring equity is included in the planning and execution of vaccine operations. We will proactively engage and be responsive to groups that have traditionally been marginalized in the healthcare community.
We will actively engage with the community through proactive communication and outreach strategies including direct engagement, various forms of media, community based organizations, and stakeholder groups.
We will partner with health providers across the County to support vaccine administration in the constellation of vaccine centers across the county as well as their core health centers and hospitals. We will act as leaders to provide communication and collaboration so that the greater healthcare community will work together to support the County’s mission and equity framework.
Access to Vaccine Centers
We will work with providers and stakeholders to reduce or eliminate barriers for those that have limited access to vaccine clinics including those with disabilities that restrict access and communities that are underserved by healthcare providers.
We will be transparent, providing accurate information to help people make vaccine decisions that are best for them. We will provide facts about benefits and risks of receiving COVID vaccines and share meaningful information about the county’s progress towards meeting its vaccine administration and equity goals.
We will support vaccine providers with information and advice so that they can safely receive, store, distribute and administer vaccine.