Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19
We are experiencing very high demand for monoclonal antibody therapy. We are doing our best to accommodate as many patients as possible, but cannot guarantee treatment for every referred patient.
Monoclonal Antibodies are an effective treatment for COVID-19
In high risk patients, monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment has been shown to help keep you from getting sicker and going to the hospital.
Are you eligible for mAbs?
You may be eligible for monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, your symptoms began in the past 10 days and you meet one of the following criteria:
- Older age
- Younger than one year old
- Chronic kidney disease
- Weakened immune system
- Currently receiving immunosuppressive treatment
- Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
- Chronic lung disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Medical-related technological dependence
Not sure if you qualify?
Contact your healthcare provider to see if you’re eligible for mAbs.
How the treatment works
mAbs are man-made proteins designed to fight off the virus that causes COVID-19. The treatment takes only one visit and is given through a vein (intravenous or IV) over 30 minutes, followed by a one-hour observation period. Including registration and preparation, you should plan to spend approximately three hours at the infusion center.
How to get treatment – a doctor’s order is required
If you think you might be eligible, you should:
Once your doctor puts in an order for the treatment, we will contact you to schedule your appointment.
Locations for Treatment
You must have a doctor’s order and an appointment to receive treatment at any one of BJC’s locations around the region, including: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Christian Hospital, Parkland Health Center, Progress West Hospital, and Memorial Hospital Belleville.
If you have an appointment, visit our mAB locations page for details and instructions.