COVID-19 patients in West Alabama will soon have a new treatment option.

DCH announced it will begin offering antibody infusion treatment on an outpatient basis at Northport Medical Center. Eligible patients are those who have mild to moderate symptoms and are at risk of needing hospitalization for treatment of the novel Coronavirus.

DCH says the treatment may be an option for patients age 65 or older or patients age 55 or older with certain preexisting conditions.

Patients are required to have a physician referral to obtain the antibody infusion treatment.

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