Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Treating COVID-19

Munson Healthcare is now offering monoclonal antibody therapy for treating patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms. This one-time outpatient infusion therapy may help patients recover quicker and avoid hospitalization.

This treatment is especially useful for patients with conditions that put them at higher risk of developing a more severe form of the disease.

If you or your child has recently tested positive for COVID-19, call Munson Healthcare Ask-a-Nurse to discuss this treatment option. We’re available daily from 7 am – 11 pm at no charge.

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What is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy?

Monoclonal antibodies are lab-produced molecules that can mimic the immune system’s ability to fight viruses and other harmful pathogens. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This infusion therapy targets different parts of the COVID-19 virus and prevents it from bonding with cells in the body.


How to Qualify for Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Patients must be age 12 years or older and at least 88 pounds with a positive COVID-19 test to qualify. Therapy must be administered within 10 days of the onset of symptoms. Please call your primary care provider or Munson Healthcare Ask-a-Nurse at 231-935-0951 to discuss treatment options.


Where to Receive Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody therapy is available at Munson Healthcare locations in Traverse City, Kalkaska, Grayling, and Cadillac. Home treatment throughout northern Michigan may be available depending on nursing availability. Please call Munson Healthcare Ask-a-Nurse at 231-935-0951 to learn more.


Does Insurance Cover Monoclonal Antibody Therapy?

Monoclonal antibody therapy is covered by most health insurance policies. Please check with your individual plan to understand how this treatment will be billed. If you don’t have health insurance, please call Munson Healthcare Ask-a-Nurse at 231-935-0951. Funds can be made available to cover the cost of your treatment.