Monoclonal Antibody Infusions
In partnership with Northwell, HealthBridge is able to offer access to Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment to those that are eligible. The infusion must be administered within 10 days of the onset of symptoms. Become familiar with the symptoms below.
- Only authorized for patients over 65, and those over 55 with risk factors such as hypertension, cardiac disease or chronic pulmonary diseases
- Must have a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test
The infusion takes about 3 hours and is given in an outpatient setting. If you are an eligible patient of the practice for this treatment and think you may be experiencing symptoms, please reach out and we will review your options.
What are some common covid symptoms?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
What is Monoclonal Antibody Treatment?
The proteins that your body make to fight off a virus are called antibodies. Antibodies that are made in a lab are called monoclonal antibodies and they can behave a lot like the antibodies made naturally by your body. This helps you fight off covid-19 by assisting your body in keeping the amount off virus present in your system at a lower level. While studies are still ongoing, clinical trials have shown signs of this treatment being effective at decreasing hospitalizations.
Covid-19 Rapid Testing
The BD Veritor TM System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 is now available to patients of HealthBridge. This rapid test may be more widely accepted for school, work and travel. We still encourage you to confirm directly with the source requiring your test results if this rapid test would satisfy their needs or if a PCR test is necessary.