New COVID treatment hotline launches for people without healthcare provider

Gov. Kathy Hochul is announcing the launch of a new COVID-19 treatment hotline.

The hotline is meant for people who test positive but don’t have a health care provider.

The number is 1-888-TREAT-NY, and is being launched by the New York State Department of Health.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to talk to people who have clinical training to prescribe treatment and referrals for those who test positive.