What you need to know about access to COVID antiviral drugs and therapeutics in King County and WA

As infection and hospitalization numbers continue to rise, one question, doctors say, is becoming more common: If you test positive for COVID-19, what treatments are you eligible for?

While Washington state has a strong supply of COVID therapeutics, many primary care providers often aren’t aware of which ones exist, where they’re available or which patients are eligible, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s Dr. Elizabeth Duke, a researcher who studies viruses and vaccines, said this week.

To quicken the process, high-risk patients with mild-to-moderate COVID might benefit from advocating for treatments, she said.