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Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness, you may qualify for monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment. Monoclonal antibody treatment (mAb) is a form of immunotherapy to fight viral infections. Available under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA, it has been highly effective in treating early COVID and has been shown to reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19 by as much as 70%.

Maui Health (MH) and Kaiser Permanente (KP) have partnered to provide monoclonal antibody treatment (Regeneron) at a new treatment center located at KP’s Maui Lani Medical Office.

The treatment is a highly effective treatment for patients who are early in their COVID-19 positive diagnosis. To qualify, patients must be:

  • Within ten days of onset of mild to moderate symptoms, AND
  • At high risk for progressing to severe symptoms and/or hospitalization. Some of these risk factors include BMI greater than 25, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, immunocompromised disorders, and other chronic health conditions.

For a complete list of risk factors and criteria, click here.

If you are a physician, click here.

Make an appointment

If you or a loved one has tested positive for COVID-19 and may benefit from mAb treatment, please follow the steps below to make an appointment:

STEP ONE: Confirm that you meet both requirements below:

  • Have a positive COVID-19 test, and had symptoms for 10 days or less
  • Meet health risk factor criteria (click here)

STEP TWO: Have your physician call the treatment center at (808) 600-2785:

  • Wait for the operator then request to schedule at “MAB Maui” clinic
  • Provide the following information:
    • Patient name, phone number and date of birth
    • Symptom onset date
    • Positive test date
  • Request for subcutaneous mAb treatment at Maui mAB Treatment Center.

A physician referral is not required but may help expedite appointment. Patients can also call to self-refer and will be assessed on-site prior to treatment.

Review Regeneron Patient Fact Sheet

STEP THREE: Arrive at Treatment Center a few minutes early with valid identification (ID) and any documentation requested when the appointment was confirmed.

If you have any questions, call (808) 600-2785 (Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Maui mAb Treatment Center

Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Medical Office
55 Maui Lani Pkwy, Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 600-2785

Treatments: Seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone help: Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Risk Factors - Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

Do I qualify for monoclonal antibody treatment?

To qualify, you need to be at least 12 years old and have mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms that began less than 10 days ago. Plus, you need to be at high risk for developing severe symptoms or requiring hospitalization.

The FDA recently expanded its list of risk factors, and you’re considered high risk if you are pregnant, older (for example, over age 65) or if you have:

  • Obesity (for example, body mass index or BMI above 25)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppressive disease, or you’re receiving immunosuppressive treatment
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic lung disease such as COPD or cystic fibrosis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders or other medically complex conditions such as genetic conditions or metabolic syndrome
  • Medical-related technology dependence such as a feeding tube

Other medical conditions or factors, such as race or ethnicity, can also put you at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 infection. Your doctor can review your health history and risk factors and consider whether you qualify for the treatment.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have any of these other risk factors, consider starting monoclonal antibody treatment as soon as possible as the treatment may be most effective when it’s given shortly after symptoms appear.

How can I get monoclonal antibody treatment?

If you or a loved one has tested positive for COVID-19 and may benefit from mAb treatment, please follow the steps under "Make an Appointment" above.

If you have any questions, call (808) 600-2785 (Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

If you are a physician, click here for more information.

How are monoclonal antibody treatments administered?

Patients are administered four shots subcutaneously (under the skin), one after the other.

Once you have received the monoclonal antibody treatment you must stay in the treatment center for one hour for observation, to make sure you do not have any side effects.

For more information, including possible side effects, review the Regeneron Patient Fact Sheet.

How much does monoclonal antibody treatment cost?

This treatment is covered through the federal government at no charge to patients, and regardless of health insurance coverage.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had monoclonal antibody treatment?

You can still be vaccinated, but you should wait at least 90 days after you receive the treatment. If you’ve already been vaccinated, you can still receive the monoclonal antibody treatment.