Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Find a Vaccine Location

The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and boosted.

Vaccines are safe and effective. We recommend those eligible get vaccines and boosters. Talk to your doctor if you are immunocompromised. Call your Avera clinic or check this vaccine finder to find vaccines in your area.

Insurance Card Needed for Vaccine

Please bring your health insurance or Medicare card to your vaccine appointment. The vaccine is available to all recipients at no out-of-pocket expense.

Other ways to protect against COVID-19 include masking, distancing, and using good hand hygiene. You can also help thwart the spread of COVID-19 by practicing these prevention measures.

Need Testing for COVID-19?

Call Your Local Clinic

Most insurances cover COVID-19 testing when experiencing symptoms at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Check with your insurance plan to learn more. You can also find testing options, and where to receive free home test kits, below for your state.

Home Testing Options

Order mailed home test kits, so you have them when you need them. If you need an at-home test now, visit a local retail pharmacy.

COVID-19 Treatments

Avera uses only effective methods that have been thoroughly researched and clinically-proven to treat COVID-19. While there is still no cure for COVID-19, research continues, and we look forward to the availability of new therapies to fight this disease. Learn more about Avera’s COVID-19 treatments.

What's proven to work:

  • Remdesivir
  • Dexamethasone
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Baricitinib
  • Paxlovid
  • Molnupiravir

What's not proven to work:

  • Ivermectin
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Convalescent plasma
  • Zinc, vitamin C or other supplements

COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are symptomatic, get tested. Call your clinic or find a doctor.

Symptoms can include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • New fatigue and muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose

Managing COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.