Patients Diagnosed With COVID-19 Get Help at Regeneron Clinic
A Regeneron clinic opened in Odessa less than a month ago and is already seeing many patients a day.
According to NewsWest 9, the number of patients the Regeneron clinic is seeing ranges from 50-70 patients a day that have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19.
Patients are seeing results with the antibody treatment.
"About 24 to 48 hours later they're telling me that they felt better than when they went in, so that right there is showing us that it's working," said Amanda Everett, Medical Center Hospital's Emergency Management Coordinator.
Regeneron is a monoclonal antibody treatment used to make people of high risk feel better after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
"If you guys test positive and fall into one of these categories then by all means get your provider to write your prescription and let's get you that extra step to make sure you don't come see us in the hospital," said Everett.
The clinic is going to be around a while and was created by the city, county, and state governments in coordination with the hospital district also.
"We're kind of promised 30 days at a time and we're coming up on our first 30 days and obviously coming up the numbers like 72, 68, we obviously got approved for another 30 days," said Everett.
The treatment is allocated by the state and with the numbers they are seeing getting the treatment, it will keep coming as long as it is needed.
"The goal is to get this in as many arms as we possibly can... get our numbers down in the hospital and when the numbers in the hospital go down, you'll see a decrease," said Everett.
Midland Memorial Hospital is also giving the antibody treatment and currently sees an average of 30 patients a day.
If you are interested in finding out more about the treatment, contact the Odessa clinic at (432) 640-2022, and contact Midland Health at (432) 221-1111.