True Health to Offer Emergency COVID-19 Infusion Treatment

Apr 14, 2021 at 09:21 am by pj


True Health, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County and Seminole County Emergency Management, will begin offering monoclonal antibody infusion as an emergency COVID-19 treatment to the Central Florida community on April 19, 2021. This treatment will be administered at True Health’s new Infusion Center located at 4240 N US Hwy 17-92, Sanford.       

 

True Health will offer Bamlanivimab (BAM)+Etesevimab and Regeneron, two monoclonal antibody medication combinations, to those with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms who are at higher risk of worsening conditions and are within the first 10 days of diagnosis. Most patients note an improvement of symptoms within 24 hours and research shows that receiving this infusion will lessen the risk of hospitalization and decrease the risk of mortality. This outpatient treatment is completed in approximately 2.5 hours, including 1 hour of monitoring.

 

A referral from a primary care provider and proof of a positive COVID-19 test will be needed to receive treatment. If a patient does not have a referral from a primary care provider, they can be seen by a True Health provider via telehealth prior to their appointment.

 

Information about high-risk eligibility criteria and appointment self-scheduling is available at mytruehealth.org/covid-19-updates/. True Health accepts most private insurances, Medicare, Medicaid and offers financial assistance for uninsured patients.

 

True Health is a private, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving uninsured and underinsured residents of the Central Florida community for over 43 years. Our mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare at a reasonable cost to everyone.

 

True Health has performed over 22,000 COVID-19 tests and is currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to the Central Florida community. True Health remains committed to offering screening, vaccination and treatment options to our most vulnerable populations in an effort to gain control of this deadly virus. Please visit mytruehealth.org to learn more about True Health.