If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and meet certain eligibility criteria, you have until Dec. 12 to get monoclonal antibodies (mAB) treatment that can significantly lessen your risk of hospitalization and death at a special pilot program running through Dec. 12.
In a joint effort, Chaffee County EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC), and Chaffee County Public Health have established this pilot program, where anyone who meets the criteria can receive free monoclonal antibody therapy. They can also be used to prevent infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 if you are not fully vaccinated and have had significant exposure.
If you think you meet the criteria, and want to get monoclonal antibodies, come to the blue tent near the HRRMC emergency room during the drop-in hours. No appointment is needed, and you do not need an order from your healthcare provider.
Through December 12, hours are as follows:
● Sunday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
● Friday-Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wear a mask and bring your insurance cards with you. Your insurance company may be billed a small fee to cover the cost of equipment and labor but there is no charge to you. People without insurance are welcome and there is no charge to those without insurance.
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