Monoclonal Antibody Therapy (mAb) utilizing Regeneron is now available at Colusa Medical Center.
“I am pleased to announce that Regeneron is available for those who need it,” said Colusa County Public Health Officer and CMC Staff Physician, Dr. Julian Delgado. “COVID-19 patients or those exposed to the virus may be candidates to receive mAb treatment and are encouraged to contact Colusa Medical Center to determine whether this course of treatment is appropriate. Having a lower viral load likely means you may have milder symptoms, thereby decreasing the likelihood of severe illness, hospitalization and death. This treatment may help people who are currently testing positive for COVID-19 and have had symptoms for ten days or less.”
Monoclonal antibodies are man-made proteins that can help your body fight off COVID-19 by blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) from entering cells in your body and limit the amount of the virus within your body. This means you may have milder symptoms and may decrease the likelihood of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
The mAb treatment may help people who:
· Are at high risk of getting more serious symptoms and
· Have a positive COVID-19 test with symptoms for 10 days or less or
· Have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive
Colusa Medical Center’s mAB Therapy Services are provided to the community as an outpatient service by provider referral only. For more information about Monoclonal Antibody Treatment, or to schedule an apt, call Colusa Medical Center at (530) 619-0800.