At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida has opened monoclonal antibody therapy sites to expand access to these lifesaving treatments.
The Department of Health (DOH) continues to open sites statewide, and a current list of sites is below.
Locally, the Volusia County site currently available is the Ormond Beach Senior Center and Neighborhood Dining Site, located at 351 Andrews Street in Ormond Beach.
The location will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is able to serve more than 300 patients per day.
You can make an appointment for treatment here: www.patientportalfl.com
The Patient Portal can also assist you in getting COVID-19 vaccination or testing.
The administered antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis.
By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.
Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. However, to support Governor DeSantis’ initiative, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients. To find other locations offering monoclonal antibody treatments, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.
DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health continue to encourage Floridians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To find a vaccine location, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/.