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Monoclonal Antibody Clinic

A Treatment Option for COVID-19.

Frederick Health’s Monoclonal Antibody Clinic is now offered five days a week (Monday-Friday). Please note: all monoclonal antibodies are allocated by the State of Maryland and patients will be treated accordingly.

For assistance with scheduling treatment at one of Maryland's Monoclonal Antibody Clinics, or for a referral to another local treatment site, you can call FirstCall Medical Center at 443-459-1095 (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Maryland Department of Health-supported Monoclonal Antibody call center at 410-649-6122 (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Click here to see a full list of treatment sites from the Maryland Department of Health.

What Are Monoclonal Antibodies?

Monoclonal Antibodies (mAb) are laboratory-made proteins that help fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Although mAb treatment is not a cure, it may lessen the severity of symptoms and help keep high-risk patients out of the hospital.

How Do Monoclonal Antibodies Treat COVID-19?

After entering your body, monoclonal antibodies look for and attach to the spike protein that sticks out of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. When monoclonal antibodies attach to the spike protein, they can block the virus's ability to enter cells—and slow down the infection.

Who is eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment?

Potential patients who have had COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days or less and are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization can qualify for this treatment.

How to find out if you qualify and to receive monoclonal antibodies treatment?

Potential patients can find out if they qualify by speaking directly with their provider and getting a referral for the treatment.

What to Expect During Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

Health care workers administer monoclonal antibodies with a one-time intravenous (IV) infusion. The IV infusion involves placing a needle in a vein and gradually sending the medicine through the IV and into the body.

The infusion process takes about an hour. After the IV is removed, patients must wait at least one more hour so health care workers can watch for side effects or negative reactions.