Colorado increases access to monoclonal antibody therapy

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DENVER — The Colorado Unified Coordination Center has announced additional sites for Coloradans to receive potentially life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. These state-led sites include three new locations at Kaiser Permanente facilities.

Patients can receive monoclonal antibody therapy at these sites starting tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 11. Any Coloradan will be able to schedule their own appointment without a prescription, and on-site providers will verify eligibility. Any Coloradan who qualifies for this treatment will be able to go to one of these state-led sites whether insured by Kaiser Permanente or not.

This therapy is for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have mild to moderate symptoms that started in the past 10 days, and are at high risk for severe disease progression. 

You must have an appointment to receive treatment at any of these clinics. The administering medical professional at the state-led clinics will review and validate the patient’s self-screening answers to verify the patient is eligible for treatment.

The clinic’s provider will authorize treatment or the administering medical professional will operate under the standing order issued by Colorado’s Chief Medical Officer on Nov. 23, 2021.

“Kaiser Permanente is proud to collaborate with the State of Colorado, offering several of our sites for monoclonal antibody therapy,” said Mike Ramseier, regional president for Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. “This is another step toward providing lifesaving, necessary COVID-19 medical care to those in need.”

The following includes the Kaiser Permanente locations and times where people are eligible to receive the treatment:

LocationDaysTime
Metro Denver
Lone Tree Medical Offices,
10240 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124
IV monoclonal antibody treatments
Saturday and Sunday only
(Site will be closed on Sat, 12/18)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*11 a.m. start time on Saturday, December 11* 
Southern Colorado 
Parkside Medical Offices,
215 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Subcutaneous monoclonal antibody treatments
Saturday and Sunday only8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*11 a.m. start time on Saturday, December 11*
Denver
Kaiser Permanente Regional Office
10350 E. Dakota Ave., Denver, CO 80247
Subcutaneous monoclonal antibody treatments
Seven days a week8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*8:30 a.m. start time on Saturday, December 11*

Coloradans can call the COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) for help making an appointment. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MT.

The call center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for the holidays. Patients can also find a list of upcoming available appointments at COMassVax.org.

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