BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Health providers across Maryland have joined a federal initiative to expand COVID-19 testing and treatment access to residents.

At Maryland pharmacies and health partners participating in the Test to Treat initiative, people are able to get a rapid COVID-19 test and — if they test positive — can get the appropriate treatment or prescription filled all at one location

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According to the Maryland Department of Health, more than 50 healthcare providers are participating in the initiative in the state.

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“This effort complements the Maryland Department of Health’s progress on expanding access to potentially life-saving treatments and medications for Marylanders who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19,” said MDH Secretary Dennis Schrader. “This HHS initiative to further expand testing, clinical evaluation, and treatment at one-stop locations throughout the state fits perfectly with our progress toward learning to live safely with COVID-19 in our communities.”

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Visit the US Health and Human Services website to find health providers near you participating in Test to Treat.

CBS Baltimore Staff