If you test positive for COVID-19 and may be at higher risk for severe illness, ask your doctor about monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment right away.
Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infection. However, your body may not have antibodies designed to recognize a new virus like the one that causes COVID-19.
Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, are made in a laboratory to fight a particular infection, based on natural antibodies against COVID-19. mAb treatment can help patients who are at high risk for severe symptoms or hospitalization from COVID-19.
People who test positive for COVID-19 with mild to moderate symptoms who are at higher risk for developing more serious COVID-19 symptoms are eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment, depending on their health history and exposure to COVID-19, and how long they've had symptoms of COVID-19.
Cost: The monoclonal antibodies Regen-CoV and Bamlanivimab/Etesevimab are provided free from the federal government. Coverage of administration fees for treatment depends on your specific health insurance policy. If you are uninsured, your healthcare provider can submit for reimbursement from the federal government.
Qualifying patients with COVID-19 can be treated – without seeing a doctor first – at the St. Dominic Hospital community mAb facility in Jackson.
Other providers around the state also offer mAb treatment. See the list below.
Your doctor can also determine whether you can benefit from mAb treatment, and refer you to a facility for treatment. Your doctor can refer you to any facility on the list below for treatment.
Questions about monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment? Call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily).
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|St. Dominic's monoclonal antibody appointment information||https://www.stdom.com/coronavirus/community-covid-treatment-center|
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