Outpatient Treatment for COVID-19 at Rutland Regional
There are currently four treatments recommended by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for non-hospitalized patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infection at high risk of progressing to severe disease. The purpose of these medications is to prevent symptoms from progressing and lower risk of hospitalization. Availability of these treatments may be limited due to supply/demand. These medications are only available with a provider (MD, DO, PA, NP, etc.) order for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, so please contact your primary care or urgent care provider office to determine if you or a loved one are eligible.
Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir) & Molnupiravir
These are oral medications that providers can write a prescription for, and they can be picked up from select retail/community pharmacies in Vermont. For Paxlovid, patients must be 12 years of age or older and weigh 88 lbs (40 kg) or greater. For molnupiravir, patients must be 18 years of age or older. In addition to meeting other clinical criteria for these medications, patients must be within five days of symptom onset to qualify.
Read the FDA release from December 22, 2021 about Paxlovid>>>
Read the FDA release from December 23, 2021 about Molnupiravir>>>
Sotrovimab & Veklury (remdesivir)
There are medications that are given as an outpatient infusion through an intravenous (IV) line. These can be administered at the Rutland Regional Infusion Center if supply is available. For both sotrovimab and Veklury, patients must be 12 years of age or older and weigh 88 lbs (40 kg) or greater. In addition to meeting other clinical criteria for these medications, patients must be within ten days of symptom onset to qualify for sotrovimab or within seven days of symptom onset to qualify for Veklury.
Read the FDA release from May 26, 2021 about Sotrovimab>>>
Read the FDA release from October 22, 2020 about Veklury>>>
“High-risk” is defined by your provider. Please ask your provider if this treatment is right for you.
When to seek emergency medical attention:
Watch out for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 infection. If you or someone you know is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- New confusion
- Persistent pain/pressure in chest
- Inability to wake up or stay awake
- Pale/gray/blue colored skin, lips, or nail beds depending on skin tone
*This list does not include all possible signs/symptoms. Please call your healthcare provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility:
Notify the operator that you are seeking care for you or someone you know who has or may have COVID-19.