A Regional Infusion Center to help treat COVID-19 patients in Golden Crescent Region of Texas will open to the public this week in Victoria.

Good news for COVID patients in Victoria County. The State of Texas is opening 17 regional infusion centers and Victoria County is one of those counties.

When will the Infusion Center open to the public?

The state-supported infusion center will open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The Infusion Center will include personnel, equipment, supplies, and wraparound services for a 10-chair Regional Infusion Center. The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and is FREE to the public.

Tell us more about "infusions" and who qualifies for them?

Patients must be confirmed COVID-19 positive and have a referral from a primary care physician. The infusion centers, equipped with FDA-approved Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies, will treat COVID-19 patients with therapeutic drugs that can prevent their condition from worsening and requiring hospital care.

Where will the Infusion Center be located?

The Regional Infusion Center is located at the Mitchell Guidance Center, 306 E. Commercial St. Victoria, TX 77901.

How many patients can be treated each day in Victoria County?

According to the Victoria County press release online on the Victoria County Facebook page here, " Medical professionals will be able to administer a monoclonal antibody treatment to up to approximately 30-40 patients per day. The infusions are meant for COVID-19 patients who are not yet hospitalized or on oxygen supplements."

Treatment is now available for those in need.

Patients can contact the infusion center by calling 361-648-5732 or 361-648-5741. Doctors can fax referrals to 361-203-6236 or 361-203-8118. Patients without insurance or a primary care physician are encouraged to call the infusion center for additional information. Texans can visit https://meds.tdem.texas.gov or call 1-800-742-5990 to find the nearest infusion center.

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