Forrest General, Hattiesburg Clinic offer monoclonal antibody therapy

Pine Belt News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Hattiesburg Clinic, Forrest General Hospital and Merit Health Wesley are now offering monoclonal antibody therapy to COVID-19 positive patients.

Recently, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and the Mississippi State Department of Health issued a new policy that allows for patients who have coronavirus to receive the therapy without having to see a physician first.

Patients who are 12 and older and have underlying conditions or who are 65 and older can receive treatment. Appointments can be scheduled by the following protocols:

  •  If diagnosed by a Hattiesburg Clinic physician, the order will be placed in Iris for an appointment at Cough + Fever Clinic.
  • If diagnosed by a non-Hattiesburg Clinic physician, the order can be placed in the electronic medical record for an appointment at Cough + Fever Clinic. 
  • If diagnosed at an external testing site like the Health Department or others, established Hattiesburg Clinic patients can make appointments in Iris.
  • If the patient falls outside of options 1 – 3, the patient can call and make an appointment directly by phone: 601-261-1533.

Merit Health – Wesley for COVID-19 positive patients ages 18+, treatment can be scheduled by a physician’s order.

Patients can contact their healthcare provider to schedule at Merit or call 601-268-5280 for more details.  To view the list of therapy sites throughout the state, click here.

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