University Health Service

If you test positive for COVID-19, different treatment options may be available to you. These treatments can reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill or hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is especially important for those who are high risk and/or are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines. You must have a referral from a health care provider to access these treatments.


Types of COVID-19 treatment

  • Antiviral medications may help you recover from COVID-19 faster or prevent you from becoming seriously ill. The medication can boost the immune system, helping it fight off COVID-19 infection. Antivirals are prescribed after a person has tested positive for COVID-19 and within 5 days of symptom onset. Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are two types of oral antiviral medications.

  • Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment is an investigational therapy used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. It is approved for emergency use in non-hospitalized adults and pediatric patients who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization. mAb treatment may be given as an infusion or a series of injections.


How to get treatment

Please see options below for finding Paxlovid* or other COVID-19 treatment near you.

Students enrolled at U-M Ann Arbor

You have several options to get care.

  1. Make an appointment for COVID-19 treatment with UHS or your primary care provider (PCP). To make an appointment at UHS, do one of the following:
  2. If you have a Michigan Medicine PCP, contact your PCP’s office to speak with a nurse about the possibility of outpatient COVID-19 treatment.
  3. If you are a Michigan Medicine patient, you may also use the Michigan Medicine Virtual Urgent Care – a convenient way for you to receive treatment for common medical conditions without leaving home.
  4. Find a Test to Treat site. Available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities.

U-M faculty and staff, including Michigan Medicine

You have several options to get care.

  1. Call your primary care provider (PCP) and speak with a nurse about the possibility of outpatient COVID-19 treatment.
  2. If you are a Michigan Medicine patient, you may also use the Michigan Medicine Virtual Urgent Care – a convenient way for you to receive treatment for common medical conditions without leaving home.
  3. If you do not have a PCP and are not a Michigan Medicine patient, you may utilize UHS or your local health department. To make an appointment at UHS, do one of the following:
  4. Find a Test to Treat site, which are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities.

*Paxlovid is a prescription medication under Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA that is recommended for early-stage treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 among persons at high risk for progression to severe disease. Paxlovid treatment is the most successful oral medication in preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. There is no out-of-pocket cost for this medication if prescribed by your clinician.