COVID Treatment

COVID Antiviral

Innovative Care offers Paxlovid antiviral prescriptions at our clinic. When you arrive for your appointment, our medical provider will review your COVID symptoms and discuss the treatment with you. We accept most major insurance plans, but you should check with your provider to determine whether or not Paxlovid COVID treatment is covered. 

About Paxlovid

Paxlovid is an FDA EUA approved oral medication for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19. It is available by prescription only for patients age 12 and older. Paxlovid should be initiated as soon as possible after diagnosis of COVID-19 and within five days of symptom onset. We carry Paxlovid medication in stock at our COVID testing and treatment clinics (1111 W Diversey Parkway- Chicago, 136 Ogden Avenue – Downers Grove) and at our urgent care (2400 N Ashland Avenue). If our provider prescribes Paxlovid, you will take the medication home with you immediately.

Who qualifies for treatment?

When you arrive for your appointment, our medical provider will assess your risk factors for severe complications from COVID-19 and help you determine if treatment is right for you. You qualify for treatment if:

  • You are age 65 or older
  • You are under 65 with one of the following risk factors: 
    • Overweight (body mass index over 25)
    • Former smoker
    • High blood pressure
    • Any history of heart disease or stroke
    • Hispanic or Black
    • Have not had your booster shot (often known as 3rd dose)
    • Asthma
    • Pregnancy
    • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
    • Weakened immune system
    • Currently receiving immunosuppressive treatment
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Medical-related technological dependence

You may not qualify for treatment with Paxlovid if:

  • .You take medications that interact with Paxlovid
  • You have severe kidney or liver disease

Insurance Accepted

Innovative Care accepts most major insurance plans. Most insurers will cover COVID treatment, however some will apply the cost toward a patient’s deductible. Our team will evaluate your symptoms and discuss your treatment options, taking into consideration what your insurance will cover. 

If you do not have any medical insurance, you will be asked to self-pay for your COVID visit. The cost of the visit/medical evaluation for COVID treatment is $150. You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement if you have a healthcare spending account.