Emergency Use Authorization of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment in COVID-19

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made molecules that copy the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. There are currently two monoclonal antibody treatments that are specifically directed against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, designed to block the virus’ attachment and entry into human cells. The medications are bamlanivimab from Eli Lilly and a combination of casirivimab/imdevimab from Regeneron. 

If you are less than 10 days from onset of symptoms and fit the criteria below, please contact your provider, visit a Parkview FirstCare Walk-In Clinic, or visit the emergency department at Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC), Parkview Hospital RandalliaParkview DeKalb HospitalParkview Huntington HospitalParkview LaGrange HospitalParkview Noble HospitalParkview Wabash Hospital, or Parkview Whitley Hospital

If you are a provider and believe you have a patient who meets criteria, please contact one of the above emergency departments for further instruction and, if available, provide documentation of a positive direct SARS-CoV-2 viral test. 

It is important to understand that monoclonal antibody infusion therapy is only available to patients who meet FDA-approved criteria for use and when Parkview has the medication(s) in stock. Due to the limited supply and the hours this medication is available, you may be asked to return at a later time for treatment.

If criteria are met and medication(s) are in stock, monoclonal antibody infusions are offered at the following locations and times:

Parkview Regional Medical Center – 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Parkview Hospital Randallia – 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Parkview DeKalb Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day 
Parkview Huntington Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day
Parkview LaGrange Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day
Parkview Noble Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day
Parkview Wabash Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day
Parkview Whitley Hospital – from 8 a.m. – noon, every day

Monoclonal antibody infusion therapy is NOT authorized for use in patients who:

  • Are hospitalized due to COVID-19, OR
  • Require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, OR
  • Require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to COVID-19 in those on chronic oxygen therapy due to underlying non-COVID-19 related disease?

Criteria for Use

Authorized for use in patients meeting all of the following:

  • With mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients, AND
  • With positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, AND
  • Are 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40kg (88 lbs.), AND
  • Less than 10 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
  • Are at high-risk* of progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization

*High-risk is defined as patients who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) > 35
  • Have chronic kidney disease
  • Have diabetes
  • Have immunosuppressive disease
  • Are currently receiving immunosuppressive treatment
  • Are > 65 years of age
  • Are > 55 years of age AND have 
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, or Cardiomyopathy, OR
    • Hypertension, OR
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/other chronic respiratory disease
  • Are 12 – 17 years of age AND have 
    • BMI > 85th percentile for their age and gender based on CDC growth charts, https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm, OR
    • Sickle cell disease, OR
    • Congenital or acquired heart disease, OR
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders, for example, cerebral palsy, OR
    • A medical-related technological dependence, for example tracheostomy, gastrostomy, or positive pressure ventilation (not related to COVID-19), OR
    • Asthma, reactive airway or other chronic respiratory disease that requires daily medication for control

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