Antibody Therapy Outpatient Treatment for COVID-19

Tested positive for COVID-19?

You may benefit from the monoclonal antibody therapy for outpatient treatment for COVID-19 at Faith Regional Health Services.

This treatment works by reducing the amount of the virus in your body. The drug is given to you through an IV infusion at Faith Regional in Norfolk and only requires one dose. If you receive this treatment after a positive COVID-19 test and as soon as you develop symptoms, you begin to reduce the likelihood of being hospitalized for COVID-19. After 10 days of symptom onset, you are no longer eligible to get the infusion treatment.


Criteria for Antibody Therapy Treatment

Criteria for receiving the treatment continues to evolve based on availability. If you test positive for COVID-19 and it's within 10 days of having symptoms, call your primary care provider.

Adults 55 of age or older

If you are 55 years of age or older, you meet the criteria for receiving the antibody therapy treatment.

Adults between the ages of 18 and 55 years of age AND

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) > 35, OR
  • Have chronic kidney disease, OR
  • Have diabetes, OR
  • Have immunosuppressive disease, OR
  • Are currently receiving immunosuppressive treatment, OR
  • Have cardiovascular disease, OR
  • Have hypertension, OR
  • Have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/other chronic respiratory diseases.

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age AND

  • Have a high body mass index (BMI) > 85, OR
  • Have sickle cell disease, OR
  • Have congenital or acquired heart disease, OR
  • Have neurodevelopmental disorders, for example, cerebral palsy, OR
  • Have a medical-related technological dependence, for example, tracheostomy, gastromy, or positive pressure ventilation (not related to COVID-19) OR
  • Have asthma, reactive airway, or other chronic respiratory diseases that require daily medication for control.

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