Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital
To meet the increased need for care due to COVID-19, the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) was established in March 2020 as a facility, managed jointly by Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System, that:
- Treats COVID (an inpatient field hospital and some outpatient therapies)
- Tests for COVID
- Vaccinates people for COVID-19
BCC COVID Vaccinations
The Baltimore Convention Center is serving as a COVID vaccine location. Learn how to request a vaccination appointment at BCC.
BCC Coronavirus Testing
The Convention Center is as an outpatient COVID-19 testing location. Learn more about COVID testing at BCC.
COVID Treatments at BCC
BCC COVID Infusion Center
The Baltimore Convention Center is now operating an outpatient infusion Center to administer monoclonal antibody therapies, approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA).
The monoclonal antibody therapies offered at the BCC COVID Infusion Center include:
- Bamlanivimab (manufactured by Eli Lilly)
- A combination of casirivimab and imdevimab, administered simultaneously (more widely known as Regeneron, the manufacturer of these treatments)
Both treatments have the same FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) criteria and have been demonstrated to reduce COVID-19 hospitalization or emergency room visits when administered within 10 days of symptom onset.
Only eligible patients who have been referred by a provider and then approved will receive treatment here.
BCC Field Hospital
The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) is a 250-bed, state-licensed hospital operated jointly by the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH).
For Consumers: If you believe you have COVID and are in need of medical attention, please contact your healthcare provider directly. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may call the UMMS Nurse Call Line to discuss coronavirus symptoms and testing.
For Healthcare Providers: If you are a healthcare provider looking for criteria to determine if a patient may be transferred to the BCCFH, please visit BCCFH – For Healthcare Providers.
Staffing and Management
External medical professionals and health care workers hired by UMMS and JHM staff the BCCFH to ensure that the combined crisis response will not reduce staff at local health care facilities.
Both organizations will continue to plan for an increase in volumes while working as a system to ensure all patients receive the care and attention needed.
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