Cape Cod Hospital announced Wednesday, May 26, that it has expanded access to therapy and will administer the treatment at a new mobile unit near the COVID-19 testing site. The temporary clinic will help patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 receive immediate treatment.
The hospital, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services, began unit operations on Wednesday and is open Monday through Saturday, from 1 to 6 PM. To confirm eligibility for the treatment, patients should contact their primary care provider.
Cape Cod Hospital is able to treat more than 30 patients per week. To be eligible for treatment, patients must meet the EUA definition of “high risk” and should discuss with their providers whether monoclonal antibody treatment is right for them. The infusion treatment takes 20 minutes; patients are then monitored for an hour. There is no cost to the patient and treatment is offered regardless of immigration status or health insurance.