Texarkana, Texas Mayor Joins Jim & Lisa About Regional Antibody Infusion Center
Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman joined Jim & Lisa this morning to catch us up a little on the new Regional Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center that just opened up last week in the Nash Business Park.
To listen to the interview from this morning with Mayor Bob just click on the play button below:
There are, as Mayor Bob mentioned in the interview, certain criteria that one has to meet to be able to take advantage of these Antibody Infusion Centers. According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, they are:
- 65 years of age and older
- Have moderate to severe obesity
- Have certain chronic medical conditions
This treatment is designed for people that have not yet been hospitalized, have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, are within 10 days of showing symptoms, and are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization.
Monoclonal antibodies are not authorized for use in the following patients:
- who are hospitalized due to COVID-19, or
- who require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, or
- who require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to COVID-19
- in those on chronic oxygen therapy due to underlying non-COVID-19
The best course of action is to see your primary physician, they will be the one to refer you to this treatment if you qualify.
The Center will be open from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Located at 401 Industrial Blvd in Nash, Texas.
The great news is if you do qualify there is no need for insurance, there is no cost, you don't have to live in Bowie County or even in Texas for that matter.
The phone number for more information is 903-716-5266.