Hours extended for monoclonal antibodies treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19

The number of daily appointments available at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s monoclonal antibodies clinic has been increased from 60 to 80.

The clinic is set up on the lower level of Garage B, across from the Adult Emergency Department, and is open seven days a week, starting at 7 a.m. and ending with the last appointments starting at 6 p.m. The antibodies are given in shots or IVs, and the treatment process takes roughly two hours.

Visit covidmabtreatment.umc.edu to see if you qualify and to make an appointment at the clinic. Appointments are required.

Learn more about monoclonal antibodies and how they work by clicking here.

As a reminder, the clinic is open through the long holiday weekend, including on Monday, Labor Day.

UMMC providers recommend the treatment for those with mild to moderate COVID-19. When started early in the virus, treatment with monoclonal antibodies may help keep people from getting worse. It’s not approved for those who have advanced past the mild to moderate stage, so it’s important to begin treatment as soon as possible.

About the University of Mississippi Medical Center

UMMC is the state’s only academic medical center. Its education, research, and health care missions share the objectives of improving the health of the state’s population and eliminating health disparities.

Located in Jackson, UMMC encompasses seven health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health-related professions, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate studies, and population health. The Medical Center’s health care enterprise includes the state’s only Level I trauma center, only children’s hospital, and only organ and bone marrow transplant program. The Medical Center also is home to a Telehealth Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

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