Due to supply shortages, Healthy Connections Community Health Network is now instituting some new policies related to Covid-19 testing and Monoclonal Antibody Treatment.
Covid-19 rapid testing is no longer available. All tests will now get sent to the lab and you will receive results in 2-5 days. This testing will continue to be done at no cost to patients and can be done at all Healthy Connections clinic locations. Visit www.gettestedfree.com for more information.
Healthy Connections is now offering only the infusion option for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment. Patients MUST HAVE A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST in order to be eligible. The Covid-19 home test is not sufficient for this. Call 888-710-8220 to get a qualifying Covid-19 test.. This treatment is successful in many patients who are considered high risk for severe Covid-19, including hospitalization or death.
Patients should call our hotline at 479-437-3300 for more information. Referrals are being accepted from any provider, even if you are currently outside of the Healthy Connections Community Health Network.
Healthy Connections will be administering Regeneron at the following locations:
- 3604 Central Ave., Suite D, in Hot Springs
- 1100 N. University Ave., Suite 260, in Little Rock
- 136 Health Park Lane in Mena
- 900 Martin Luther King Blvd., Malvern
The Healthy Connections team will administer monoclonal antibodies with a one-time intravenous (IV) infusion. The IV infusion involves placing a needle in a vein and gradually sending the medicine through the IV and into the body. The infusion takes between 20 and 50 minutes. After the IV is removed, patients must wait at least one more hour so health care workers can watch for side effects or negative reactions. Intravenous infusion is recommended for patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.
This is not a substitution for the Covid-19 vaccination. Call 888-710-8220 to schedule vaccination appointments at your nearest Healthy Connections Community Health Network location. Patients can learn more and schedule appointments by speaking to their Healthy Connections provider by calling our hotline at 479-437-3300. More information can be found at https://healthy-connections.org/monoclonal.
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters will still be given at all Healthy Connections primary care locations. Call 888-710-8220 for information and appointments.