Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Therapy

What is mAb therapy?

Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without care from a doctor.

People with certain medical conditions who have COVID-19 are at high risk for more severe illness and hospitalization. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow the use of mAb therapy to:

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that help fight the COVID-19 virus. They do not have any COVID-19 virus in them.

The NIH recommends using one of the following mAb therapies:

Intravenous Infusion Medication  Approved for Treatment Approved for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
Casirivimab / Imdevimab (REGEN-COV)  YES  YES
Bamlanivimab / Etesevimab (Bam/Ete)  YES  YES
Sotrovimab   YES  NO

 

These medications are not approved for use in patients who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 or require oxygen therapy.

The FDA has authorized mAb therapy to prevent COVID-19, known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), with either REGEN-COV or Bam/Ete. This therapy is not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19.

Who qualifies for mAb therapy as a treatment for a COVID-19 infection? 

For treatment of COVID-19 infection, patients must meet ALL the following requirements (missing even one disqualifies): 

Minimum age of 12 years 
Minimum weight of 88 pounds
Symptomatic with COVID-19 for less than 10 days
Positive PCR or antigen COVID-19 lab result
One or more medical conditions or other factors that place you at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness
No hospitalization
No use of oxygen therapy or increased oxygen therapy use due to COVID-19 infection

People with medical conditions or disabilities that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider as soon as symptoms start

Who qualifies for mAb therapy for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)? 

For post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent COVID-19 infection, patients must meet ALL the following requirements (missing even one disqualifies):

Minimum age of 12 years 
Minimum weight of 88 pounds
At least one of the following high-risk circumstances must apply:
• One or more medical conditions or other factors that place you at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness
-OR-
• Either you are not fully vaccinated or unable to mount an adequate immune response from vaccination (not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19) 

At least one of the following types of exposure to COVID-19:
• Identified as a close contact to another person diagnosed with COVID-19
- OR -
At a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to where you live or work

No hospitalization
No use of oxygen therapy or increased oxygen therapy use due to COVID-19 infection

Where can I find mAb therapy locations? 

See the previous sections to determine if you qualify for COVID-19 mAb therapy to treat COVID-19 infection or for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Patients must have a physician endorsement/referral for treatment/PEP.

A positive PCR or antigen COVID-19 lab result is required to be eligible for mAb COVID-19 treatment.  

A list of locations providing mAb therapy within and near Arlington are provided below. Please contact the facility directly to get the most current information on availability and procedures at each location. The infusion takes between 20 minutes to one hour followed by a one-hour observation period. The information provided is only current as of the date noted and is subject to change without notice.

The federal government is distributing certain mAb therapies at no cost to patients. There may be an administration fee for treatment. Medicare and many commercial insurance companies are covering all costs for patients. Individuals should check with their health plan to determine any fees. If you do not have insurance, ask the facility if there will be a charge.

Virginia Hospital Center (VHC)

1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
703-558-6832
website

mAb Type(s): (REGEN-COV)

mAb Therapy Type(s): Treatment, PEP

Physician Referral (drug order) Required: Requires mAb order by physician affiliated with VHC.

Age: 18

Language Interpreter Available: Yes

Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes, uninsured patients can apply for financial assistance.

Cost: mAb treatment is free, but administration fee billed to insurance.

Inova

Inova COVID Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center
9321 Sanger Street
Lorton, VA 22079

Inova Emergency Room - Reston/Herndon
11901 Baron Cameron Avenue
Reston, VA 20190
571-472-4502

mAb Type(s): (REGEN-COV)

mAb Therapy Type(s): Treatment, PEP

Physician Referral (drug order) Required: Physician referral preferred for patients under 65 years old.

Patients aged 65 or without a physician can call 571-472-4502 or submit an online self-referral form to schedule a telemedicine assessment appointment.

Age: 12

Language Interpreter Available: Yes

Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes, uninsured patients can apply for financial assistance.

Cost: mAb treatment is free, but administration fee billed to insurance.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

2300 Opitz Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-523-0640, ext. 1
website

mAb Type(s): (REGEN-COV)

mAb Therapy Type(s): Treatment

Physician Referral (drug order) Required: Telemedicine appointment or office visit required to ensure patient meets eligibility criteria.

Age: 18

Language Interpreter Available: Yes

Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Cost: mAb treatment is free, but administration fee billed to insurance. 

The Institutes of Multidimensional Medicine

2311 M Street NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-3783
website

 mAb Type(s): (Bam/Ete)

mAb Therapy Type(s): Treatment, PEP

Physician Referral (drug order) Required: Physician referrals are accepted, but not required. Patients can call or email Support@timmed.com for a treatment consultation.

Age: 18

Language Interpreter Available: No

Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Cost: Fee for service payment of $300. 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
855-416-5244, ext. 2
website

mAb Type(s): (REGEN-COV)

mAb Therapy Type(s): Treatment

Physician Referral (drug order) Required: Physician referral preferred. Patients without a physician can schedule a MedStar eVisit to be screened for eligibility by a MedStar health provider.

Age: 18

Language Interpreter Available: Yes

Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Cost: Med Star Washington is paying for the co-pay/administration fee so there is no cost to the patient. 

Other Resources (updated 1/14/2022)

Other Resources to assist you in locating mAb therapy:

 

Last Updated: 11/11/2021