NIH test to treat telehealth program spreads nationally

The National Institutes of Health has expanded its Home Test to Treat program nationally. The program, which began in January as a pilot program for COVID-19, offers free testing, telehealth and treatment for COVID-19 and flu to eligible adults. Adult with a positive test for COVID-19 or flu can enroll to receive free telehealth care and prescribed medications delivered to their home. Adults who do not have COVID-19 or flu may enroll to receive free at-home tests that detect both viruses if they are uninsured or enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Affairs health care system or Indian Health Services. (NIH news release, 12/7/23)