The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) - COVID Task Force is operating its outpatient infusion center to administer a monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19.

The infusion center is now located at the intersection of Greene and Lombard Streets. See how to get to the Infusion Center.

Patients: Learn how to self-refer for monoclonal antibody therapy.

Providers: Learn how to refer a patient for monoclonal antibody therapy.

About Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

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), or in special cases can be administered by injection.

The monoclonal antibody therapy offered at the BCCFH - COVID Task Force Infusion Center is a combination of casirivimab and imdevimab (also known as REGN-COV, manufactured by Regeneron) - Read the Provider Fact Sheet.

Who Can Receive Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

This medicine is authorized for the treatment of people age 12 and older, who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have not been hospitalized and who meet other specific criteria, including but not limited to:

  • Mild to moderate symptoms
  • High risk for developing severe symptoms or the need for hospitalization

This medicine is also authorized for the prevention of COVID-19 infection in people who have had a recent close contact COVID-19 exposure. To receive this preventative treatment, people must be at risk for developing severe COVID and have one of the following risk factors: 

  • Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, or
  • Suffering from an immunosuppressive condition, or
  • Undergoing treatment with an immunosuppressive medication, and

For more about this treatment and prevention, the specific criteria and potential side effects, please read the FDA Patient Fact Sheet (also available in Spanish).

How to Receive Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy

We prefer for patients to be seen and referred by their primary care or another provider.

However, if you cannot be seen by a provider, you may contact our Care Coordination Team to speak with one who can explain monoclonal antibody therapy and figure out if it is right for you for either treatment or prevention of a COVID-19 infection. Reach our team by either of the following:

  • Completing a self-referral form at umms.org/COVIDInfusionCenter
  • Calling the BCCFH – COVID Task Force Infusion Center at 410-649-6122, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm to reach the clinical team

For Providers: How to Refer a Patient for Treatment

At the Infusion Center

Hours: Monday through Friday with appointment times from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Holiday Hours: The BCCFH Infusion Center  will be closed Friday, December 24 and 31. 

  • 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 inside the infusion center.

Please note: There is always the possibility that a patient's clinical condition may change during the time between referral and arrival to the infusion center, to the point where mAb therapy may no longer be indicated for the patient. If a patient has clinically declined by the time they arrive at the infusion center, we will refer them to a higher level of care, if needed, without administering mAb.

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.

Getting to the Infusion Center

Satellite view of Infusion 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.

Parking

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. Map Showing BCCFH Infusion Center location
  • 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.

 

 

Provider Referrals: BCCFH COVID Infusion Center 

Please confirm the patient’s eligibility for treatment by reading the REGN-COV2 FDA Fact Sheet.

To refer a patient to the BCCFH – COVID Task Force Infusion Center, click on the button below:

Infusion Center Online Referral Form

Our Care Coordination Team will review the referral form upon receipt and contact the patient to coordinate services as soon as possible. Please alert your patient to expect a call from us.

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