Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment Coming To Ormond Beach

Governor Ron DeSantis Made The Announcement Today

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Ormond Beach, FL - Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment is now available in Volusia County, specifically the Ormond Beach Senior Center, located at 351 Andrews Street. Governor Ron DeSantis made that announcement this morning (August 19). 

The treatment is available for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or considered high risk if infected. The location is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and can serve more than 300 patients per day.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and can be made at patientportalfl.com

During the Governor's speech this morning, he said that this treatment is no place for phony narratives, political posturing, or partisanship.  "This has been available for a long time. It's a widely recognized treatment for people that have early-stage COVID-19. The state isn't paying for this, the patients aren't paying for this. This is something that the federal government brought out very early on."

From a press release issued by the city of Ormond Beach:

The administered antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis. By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.

Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. However, to support Governor DeSantis’ initiative, a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients.

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