Monoclonal antibodies are human-made proteins that act like natural antibodies. When the COVID-19 virus gets into your body, it enters healthy cells and starts to make more virus. This can make you sick. Antibodies block the virus from getting into your cells, which can limit the illness.
Monoclonal antibodies work best if administered as early as possible (within 10 days of onset of symptoms).
Receiving treatment greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization for those at moderate-to-high risk. Several locations at St. Luke's are currently providing either casirivimab-imdevimab (Regen-Cov) or bamlanivimab-etesevimab, both of which have been granted emergency use authorization approval from the FDA.
Please contact your primary care provider for a referral if you feel you're a candidate for this treatment. Most St. Luke’s emergency departments cannot provide monoclonal antibody treatment.
How will I receive the monoclonal antibodies?
How long will it take?
The type of medication you will be scheduled for will depend on your location and appointment availability.
Please contact your primary care provider. Treatment requires a provider’s order. Once the St. Luke’s Infusion Services Pharmacy receives your order, they will contact you with an appointment time and further instructions. If you're a St. Luke's patient and have tested positive for COVID-19, but do not have a primary care provider or need to connect with a provider urgently, you can now access virtual urgent care. You will need to login to your MyChart account or create an account if you do not have one.
To reach a scheduler, please call (208) 706-0646. Providers outside St. Luke’s can submit orders by faxing our monoclonal antibody order form to (208) 706-5136.