Federal COVID-19 treatment service announced in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Health District announced COVID-19 Test-to-Treat centers arriving as part of the Biden administration's COVID-19 response. The county closed its emergency hotline March 31 (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County Public Health District announced COVID-19 Test-to-Treat centers arriving as part of the Biden administration's COVID-19 response. The county closed its emergency hotline March 31 (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Montgomery County Public Health District announced COVID-19 Test-to-Treat centers arriving as part of the Biden administration's COVID-19 response. The county closed its emergency hotline March 31 (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Montgomery County Public Health District announced the arrival of the federal Test-to-Treat program intended to treat patients testing positive for COVID-19 on April 5.

President Joe Biden’s administration launched the program March 8 to allow for the distribution of oral antiviral pills, such as Paxlovid—developed by Pfizer—and Molnupiravir—developed by Merck. Paxlovid received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization, or EUA, on Dec. 22, while Molnupiravir received its EUA on Dec. 23.

Test-to-Treat centers allow patients who bring a positive COVID-19 test to a qualifying center to receive an evaluation and a filled prescription if necessary. According to the MCPHD, home test results can also be brought in for an evaluation at a Test to Treat center.

The county’s office of emergency management, or OEM, closed its COVID-19 hotline March 31, and calls relating to COVID-19 will be taken by MCPH, according to an OEM announcement.

According to the federal government’s locator, five Test-to-Treat centers are located within Montgomery County, mapped below:



For Montgomery County COVID-19 cases or questions, call the MCPHD at 936-523-5027.

A call center is also available for the Test-to-Treat program at 800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish and more than 150 other languages—8 a.m.-midnight EST daily.

The Disability Information and Access Line is also available to specifically help people with disabilities access services. To get help, call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. EST or email [email protected]

By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.