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Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Physician Referral Form

University Health Truman Medical Center is proud to offer COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Infusions. For more information about the Infusion Center, please call 816-404-0829.

Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that can help your body fight off COVID-19 and reduce the risk of severe disease and hospitalization if administered to high-risk patients soon after diagnosis.

To be eligible, patients need to have:

  1. A documented positive COVID-19 test
  2. Mild to moderate symptoms
  3. A high-risk of more serious symptoms because of factors, such as:
    • Age of 65 years or older
    • Being overweight with a BMI over 25
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2
    • Weakened Immune System
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Sickle cell disease
  4. Symptoms for 10 days or less

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are interested in receiving monoclonal antibodies, please call 816-404-0829 to see if you’re eligible.

FAQs Monoclonal Antibody Infusion

How long does the treatment take?
Expect to be here about three hours. The actual infusion takes about 30 minutes with one hour of observation afterwards. There is also pre-work that happens prior to the infusion.

Is there a cost? Does insurance cover it?
We do bill insurance for the infusion, but not for the medication. The medication is currently provided to us at no cost.

Can I bring someone with me?
No. Because the area is protected and the patients receiving infusions have COVID, we cannot have guests.

Do I need a physician referral?
Physician referrals are preferred for patients that do not get their care at University Health.

Where is the infusion center located?
It is located in the University Health 2 building on the ground floor.

Where do I park?
Parking is located in the Medical Pavilion parking lot at 2301 Charlotte Street and transportation is available to the UH2 building. When your appointment is made, you will be given a phone number for the transportation.