Antibody Treatment

What is REGEN-COV Infusion/Injection?

REGEN-COV, commonly referred to "antibody treatment" or "monoclonal antibody treatment," is a medicine used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults and children (12 years of age and older weighing at least 88 pounds) who are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization. 

It may be administered by infusion or via four injections, if the infusion will cause a delay in treatment. 

Are You Eligible?

To be a candidate for this treatment:

  1. You must have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 in a test taken or verified in a lab (home test results are not acceptable). You will need to bring/show a dated copy of your positive test result showing your name.
  2. You must be between 2 and 10 days from first symptoms to receive REGEN-COV therapy. You are not a candidate for this treatment if it’s been more than 10 days since you’ve tested positive or started feeling symptoms.
  3. You must be 65 years or older OR are between the ages of 12 and 64 years AND have any of the following conditions:
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease/Hypertension
  • Lung Disease (COPD/Emphysema, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Immunosuppressed
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, etc.)
  • Medical Devices (Tracheostomy, Gastrostomy Tube, etc.)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity BMI >25 kg/m2 or, for those ages 12-17, BMI > 85th percentile for their age and gender based on CDC growth charts

Important Information: Read before Scheduling!

 What You Need to Know

  • You may be called by UTMB for additional eligibility screening before your scheduled appointment. We will call the number you provided when you schedule.
  • You will need to show a copy of your lab-performed test results, showing your name and date of results. (Cannot be a home test.)
  • To enhance the safety of our patients, staff and guests, UTMB has visitation restrictions in place. If you are accompanied by a visitor, they will be required to wait outside of the clinic.
  • You must wear a surgical mask at all times during your appointment. 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.  
  • You will be in the treatment area for approximately two hours, including the time for safety observation after the treatment. 
  • After the therapy, you should continue to self-isolate and use infection control measures (e.g., wear a mask, isolate, socially distance, avoid sharing personal items, clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces, and practice frequent hand-washing).

 Costs and Billing 

  • No payment is required at the time of the treatment and UTMB is not billing for the cost of the medication. However, there is a charge for the administration of the therapy.  Many insurance providers cover this cost. Managed care plans may require a referral authorization prior to administration; please check with your insurance provider and obtain a referral prior to scheduling if required by your plan.

 Where Are These Treatments Offered at UTMB

UTMB is currently offering REGEN-COV therapy for COVID-19 in Clear Lake, Galveston and Angleton. Directions will be provided when you select and schedule your appointment.

REGEN-COV infusion/injection scheduling

Begin the eligibility screening process below:

Did you receive a COVID positive test resulted by a lab or pharmacy?

(Copy of dated result with patient name must be presented at appointment.)

 
  • You must have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 in a test taken or verified in a lab (home test results are not acceptable).

    Please proceed to schedule a covid test
  • Did you test positive or start feeling symptoms longer than 9 days ago?

     
    • If on the day of your appointment it’s been more than 10 days since you’ve tested positive or started feeling symptoms, you are not a candidate for this treatment.

      Please call to speak to a member of our team about other potential treatment options at (832) 632-6731.

    • Are you over 65?
       
        • YES 1 DIV
      • Are you between 12-64 and have any of the following conditions?
        • Chronic Kidney Disease
        • Diabetes
        • Heart Disease/Hypertension
        • Lung Disease (COPD/Emphysema, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension
        • Immunosuppressed
        • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, etc.)
        • Medical Devices (Tracheostomy, Gastrostomy Tube, etc.)
        • Sickle Cell Disease
        • Pregnancy
        • Obesity BMI >25 kg/m2 or, for those ages 12-17, BMI > 85th percentile for their age and gender based on CDC growth charts

        To schedule an appointment, you MUST list your qualifying condition in the required comments section.

         
          • YES 2 DIV
        • Please call to speak to a member of our team about other potential treatment options at (832) 632-6731.