TEXARKANA, Texas -- The Bowie County Regional Monoclonal Infusion Treatment Center received its allotment of Regeneron on Thursday. The site has been open and providing infusions on a limited basis since Sept 23, officials say. With the receipt of its allocation, the center had 507 doses Friday morning for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients.
Physicians referring patients to the infusions center can make a referral in the online portal at stateoftexasinfusionhotline.com online. The center is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no cost for the infusion, and no insurance is needed.
While the treatment is an outpatient process, patients must have a physician's order to seek the antibody infusion, called Regeneron. Patients are a candidate for the treatment if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
Sixty-five years of age or older, obesity or being overweight, pregnancy, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, immunosuppressive disease, receiving immunosuppressive treatment, cardiovascular disease or hypertension, chronic lung diseases, sickle cell disease, neurodevelopmental disorders or other conditions that confer medical complexity, having a medical related technological dependence.
If you have received a positive COVID-19 result and think you may be a candidate for this treatment, please consult your physician.
The treatment is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to COVID-19, who require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, or who require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to COVID-19 in those on chronic oxygen therapy due to underlying non-COVID-19 related comorbidity.
The site is located at 401 Industrial Boulevard, Nash, TX. Contact it at 903-716-5266, 903-716-5267, or by Fax at 903-716-5264 or online at [email protected]
The State of Texas Infusion Call Center remains available to clients and providers for all questions and follow up regarding mobile infusions and scheduling. Call 1-800-742-5990 for assistance.