The University of Mississippi Medical Center is expanding its appointment capacity at its monoclonal antibodies clinic.
The number of daily appointments available at UMMC’s monoclonal antibodies clinic has been increased from 60 to 80.
The clinic is set up on the lower level of Garage B, across from the Adult Emergency Department, and is open seven days a week, starting at 7 a.m. and ending with the last appointments starting at 6 p.m. The antibodies are given in shots or IVs, and the treatment process takes roughly two hours.
Visit covidmabtreatment.umc.edu to see if you qualify and to make an appointment at the clinic. Appointments are required.
Learn more about monoclonal antibodies and how they work by clicking here. The clinic is open through the long holiday weekend, including on Labor Day.
The state’s top health officials have continuously recommended the treatment for those who contract COVID-19, expressing that, when given quickly after diagnosis, it dramatically reduces the risk of hospitalization.
It’s not approved for those who have advanced past the mild to moderate stage, so it’s important to begin treatment as soon as possible.
The Mississippi State Department of Health has partnered with facilities across the state to distribute the treatment with federal teams on the ground helping to administer it.