What are monoclonal antibody COVID-19 treatments?
Monoclonal antibodies are like your body’s own antibodies as they help your immune system quickly
destroy the COVID-19 virus before it harms you or causes hospitalization. Fortunately, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration has authorized monoclonal antibody treatment for emergency use for eligible
If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, talk to a healthcare provider right away.
Monoclonal antibody treatment must be given as soon as possible within 10 days of getting a symptom.
These treatments are of little to no cost to you and are given through a one-time IV infusion.
Who can receive monoclonal antibodies?
You may be eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment if you are 12 years or older and weigh more than
88 pounds, have had mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days, have tested positive
for COVID-19, and have one or more of the following high-risk factors:
• Any medical condition or other factor, including race or ethnicity,
that puts you at higher risk of progression to severe COVID-19
• Age ≥ 65 years of age
• Obesity or being overweight
• Chronic kidney disease
• Immunosuppressive disease or immunosuppressive treatment
• Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
• Chronic lung diseases
• Sickle cell disease
• Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Having a medical-related technological dependence (for example: tracheostomy, gastrostomy, or positive pressure ventilation not related to COVID-19)
Learn about your treatment options.
Treatment must be given within 10 days of first COVID-19 symptoms.
You may get a referral from a healthcare provider to receive treatment at Hamilton Memorial Hospital as an outpatient.
If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact:
Hamilton Memorial Hospital McLeansboro Clinic at 643.2988; Monday – Friday 8AM -5PM; Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 2PM for an appointment
Hamilton Memorial Hospital Carmi Clinic at 382-5030; Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM; Saturday and Sunday 9AM-3PM for an appointment
Hamilton Memorial Hospital Emergency Department; visit 24/7 upon arrival before entering call 618.643.2361 extension 1900
If you do have a healthcare provider, contact:
Monday – Friday 8AM -5PM
Hamilton Memorial Hospital McLeansboro Clinic at 643.2988.
Clinic will facilitate providing order set to your provider.
Saturday or Sunday
Hamilton Memorial Hospital at 643.2361 ext. 0
Notify staff that you are inquiring about monoclonal antibody treatment
If your healthcare provider is not available to complete orders, you will be asked to either contact the McLeansboro Family Weekend clinic or go to the Emergency Room
If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but have tested positive for the virus and are considered high-risk, you may still eligible for treatment. Talk with a healthcare provider to see if monoclonal antibody treatment is right for you.
You are not eligible for treatment if you:
• Are hospitalized due to COVID-19, OR
• Require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, OR
• Require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to
COVID-19 for those on chronic oxygen therapy due to an underlying non-COVID-19 related health issue.