St. Bernards Medical Center opened a clinic dedicated to COVID-19 last week.
The new clinic, located at 1150 East Matthews Avenue in Jonesboro, will serve as a follow-up clinic and a COVID-19 and as a treatment infusion center. It will also participate in the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed, helping to distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine.
St. Bernards will launch the treatment infusion center with the use of monoclonal antibody, Bamlanivimab. According to St. Bernards vice president of HeartCare Center, Cancer Center and Perioperative Services Connie Hill, the clinic has received its first first Bamlanivimab doses.
“Monoclonal antibodies show their greatest effectiveness early in infections,” Hill said in a statement. “Our ability to infuse Bamlanivimab in an isolated and safe environment holds particular promise for immunocompromised and vulnerable populations.”
This clinic will oversee follow-up care for patients recovering from COVID-19 who have been discharged from St. Bernards Medical Center. The clinic will not screen or test for COVID-19.
The clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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