Jackson, Tennessee (August 3, 2021) – West Tennessee Healthcare is encouraging individuals who test
positive for COVID-19 to discuss the advantages of receiving a monoclonal antibody infusion (i.e.
Regeneron), which has been shown to lessen the severity of the symptoms of COVID-19 and decrease
hospitalizations. Area hospitals began treating COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody treatments
in November 2020. The drugs are administered by intravenous (IV) infusion for patients who qualify and
must be prescribed by a healthcare provider.
The treatment contains man-made antibodies that are similar to the antibodies of patients who
recovered from COVID-19. Scientists think that these antibodies may help limit the amount of virus in
the body. This could give the body more time to learn how to make its own antibodies.
Healthcare providers should call 731-661-2490 or the facility number below to schedule appointments
for patients. The treatments are being administered by appointment only at the following West
Tennessee Healthcare locations:
- North Hospital, 367 Hospital Blvd, Jackson, TN
- Bolivar Hospital, 650 Nuckolls Road, Bolivar, TN, Phone 731-659-0251
- Camden Hospital, 175 Hospital Drive, Camden, TN
- Dyersburg Hospital, 400 E. Tickle St., Dyersburg, TN
- Milan Hospital, 4039 Highland St., Milan, TN
- Volunteer Hospital, 161 Mt. Pelia Road, Martin, TN
- UT Medicine North, 31 Physicians Drive, Jackson, TN, Phone 731-265-6410
- PrimeCare, 270 E. Court Ave, Selmer, TN, Phone 731-645-7932
West Tennessee Healthcare is encouraging COVID-19 patients to discuss these medications with a
healthcare provider to determine if it is the best treatment option and to schedule an appointment as
quickly as possible after onset of symptoms.
About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.