If you have insurance, StarMed will bill your health plan and NCDHHS will pay for any additional balance. Appointments are available in English, Spanish and more than 200 other languages through an on-demand interpretation service. American Sign Language interpretation is also available.
After your appointment, if you are eligible for antiviral treatment, such as Paxlovid, the provider will send a prescription to your desired pharmacy. There is also an option to have the medication sent directly to your mailing address. Oral antiviral pills are available at no cost to you.
“After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also known as long COVID. Everyone, especially people at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, should have a plan to contact a health care provider right away if they test positive. This telemedicine program offers another option for quick access to lifesaving treatments.” Said Rachel Willard, Wilkes County Health Director.
The program is expected to last until funding runs out, which is estimated to be about mid-March.
For more information concerning this new program please visit our website at Wilkeshealth.com or call us at 336-651-7450. You may also visit MySpot.nc.gov/FindTreatment or set up a telemedicine appointment online or by calling 704-941-6000.
Wilkes County Health Department & Wilkes Community Health Center
306 College Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
PHONE: 336-651-7450 FAX: 336-651-7813
Contact: Rachel Willard, Health Director
Phone: 336-651-7450 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org