BCC COVID Infusion Center Patient Information
The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) is operating an outpatient infusion center to administer a monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19. Although still operated by the BCCFH Task Force, the infusion center is now located a few blocks from the Convention Center. See how to get to the Infusion Center.
Authorized by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), this outpatient treatment has been demonstrated to reduce COVID-19 hospitalization or emergency room visits when given within 10 days of symptom onset. It is administered by IV (through a vein).
The monoclonal antibody therapy offered at the BCC COVID Infusion Center is a combination of casirivimab and imdevimab (also known as REGN-COV, manufactured by Regeneron) - Read the Provider Fact Sheet (also available in Spanish).
Who Can Receive Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
These medicines are authorized for the treatment of people age 12 and older, who have COVID-19 but are not hospitalized and who meet other specific criteria. Both treatments have the same criteria, which include, but are not limited to:
- Mild to moderate symptoms
- High risk for developing severe symptoms or the need for hospitalization
For more about these treatments, the specific criteria and potential side effects, please read the Patient Fact Sheets, linked above.
Referrals for COVID Infusion Therapy
For Providers: How to Refer a Patient for Treatment
The Baltimore Convention Center Infusion Center team will review referral information and contact the patient. If monoclonal treatment is indicated, we will coordinate services right away. Please inform your patient to expect our call.
For Patients: Please see your regular doctor to be referred. If you cannot see a doctor, please visit umms.org/BCCInfusion to complete a self-referral form, or call 410-649-6122 Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm to reach the clinical team.
Cost of Treatment
Patients will not personally pay anything for treatment and do not need to have health insurance of any kind to receive the treatment. If a patient has health insurance, the insurance may be charged for this care, but the patient will not be billed.
At the Infusion Center
Hours: The COVID Infusion Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 2 pm.
- Visitors are not allowed for adult patients. People with disabilities and minors may have one person accompany them.
- The infusion takes about 30 minutes, followed by one hour of observation.
- Everyone must wear a surgical mask at all times while on the premises of the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Infusion Center is located at the corner of Greene and Lombard Streets in a temporary building. See location on Google Maps.
Arriving and departing patients may be dropped off and picked up in the lot next to the Infusion Center, which is located on Greene Street between Lombard and Pratt. To enter that lot from Green Street, turn left just after you pass Lombard Street.
When you arrive, security personnel will greet you and let you know how to proceed. Please ensure that the patient has their belongings and is met safely by our nursing staff.
Safe, convenient patient parking is available at several locations near the BCCFH Infusion Center, including:
- The underground University Plaza Garage on West Redwood Street, just opposite University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland Professional Building, is reserved for patient parking. Validation available to reduce rate to $9.
- Medical Center Garage, Greene St, between Lombard and Pratt shares the same lot as the BCCFH Infusion Center. Validation available to reduce rate to $7.
- For more options please see Parking at UMMC.
For those without access to transportation, the COVID Infusion Center offers free transportation to and from your appointment. Talk to your scheduling nurse for more information.