Caldwell Medical Center provides COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to patients who have tested positive for the virus.
Governor Andy Beshear announced at his September 30 press conference that Caldwell Medical Center is one of 51 regional antibody administration centers in the state.
Officials at Caldwell Medical Center said they began administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy to people with COVID-19 on October 1. They note that monoclonal antibody therapy may be effective in reducing hospitalization rates and progression to severe illness and death for patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
According to hospital officials, the COVID-19 antibody administration center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be closed on weekends and holidays. They say the clinic is equipped to offer up to 80 treatments per day to coronavirus-positive patients.
Authorities have also published the screening criteria for receiving treatment: a positive COVID-19 test result less than 10 days old and symptoms no longer than 10 days. This also includes pediatric patients aged 12 to 17 or over 88 pounds.
They say patients are required to submit proof of a positive COVID-19 test to their primary care provider or Caldwell Medical CAAC Scheduler before being scheduled. Proof of a positive COVID-19 test or monoclonal antibody therapy order from a primary care provider can be faxed to the hospital at 1-855-509-0205.
Hospital officials also say the patient will need to call Caldwell Medical Center to make an appointment to receive the monoclonal antibody therapy once a positive test or order is received. However, officials say the home COVID-19 test will not be accepted.
For more information on COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy, call (270) 365-0428.