IS THERE A TREATMENT FOR COVID-19?
Yes! If you test positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms began within the past 10 days you may be eligible for treatment. Contact your primary care provider, they will determine if monoclonal antibody treatment is appropriate for you. If you don’t have a primary care provider please call 1 800-THE-DESK between 8 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays or visit the list of urgent care facilities near you.
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North Mississippi Health Services, MSDH and HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 patients
North Mississippi Health Services, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has expanded COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments and is administering the therapies at seven locations. For people who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 illness and have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or are unvaccinated and have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, this promising mAb treatment has been shown to help prevent the progression of the disease that might otherwise require hospitalization.
With the rapid spread of the Delta variant and a major surge in COVID-19 cases, NMHS will be offering expanded access to the mAb treatment, increasing daily capacity. As of today, patients can receive the mAb treatment at the Mississippi: Tupelo, Iuka, Amory, West Point, and Eupora locations, as well as in the Hamilton, Alabama location during operating hours. To confirm eligibility for the treatment and book an appointment, patients should contact their primary health care provider. For more information about monoclonal antibodies visit www.crushcovid.com.
The federal government is providing monoclonal antibody therapy at no cost to patients. However, health care providers may charge an administration fee for treatment. Medicare and many commercial insurance companies are covering all costs for patients. Check with your health plan to learn more about treatment costs.
If you don’t have a regular provider, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Our Call Center specialists will assist you in scheduling an appointment with a primary care provider.
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These treatments are currently being given in six locations:
- NMMC-Tupelo, 612 Brunson Drive, Tupelo
- NMMC-Iuka, 1777 Curtis Drive, Iuka
- NMMC Gilmore-Amory, 1105 Earl Frye Blvd., Amory
- NMMC-West Point, 977 Emergency Dr., West Point
- North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, 1256 Military Street South, Hamilton, AL
- NMMC-Eupora, 70 Medical Plaza, Eupora