HomeHealthGovernor Ron DeSantis Opens New Monoclonal Antibody Treatment State Site at Fellowship Church in High Springs
Governor Ron DeSantis Opens New Monoclonal Antibody Treatment State Site at Fellowship Church in High Springs
August 23, 2021
Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
Sites open tomorrow, August 24, 7 days a week, from 9:00 to 5:00
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that tomorrow, August 24th, new monoclonal antibody treatment sites will open in Alachua and St. Lucie counties. Each treatment site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week, and have the capacity to serve more than 300 patients per day.
To see the full video from the event in St. Lucie County, please click here.
The monoclonal antibody treatment sites opening tomorrow, August 24, 2021, are located at:
Fellowship Church 16916 Northwest U.S. Highway 441 High Springs, Florida 32643 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Havert L. Fenn Center Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, Florida 34982 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Previously opened sites are located at:
Bay County Fairgrounds 2230 East 15th Street Panama City, Florida 32405 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Kiwanis Island Park 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road Merritt Island, Florida 32952 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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C.B. Smith Park 900 North Flamingo Road Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028 Hours: 7 days a week; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Public Library 304 North Main Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Kings Forest Park 8008 East Chelsea Street Tampa, Florida 33610 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Old Bonita Springs Library 26876 Pine Avenue Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Manatee Memorial Hospital Complex 206 2nd Street East Bradenton, Florida 34208 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tropical Park 7900 Southwest 40 Street Miami, Florida 33155 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds 1958 Lewis Turner Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Camping World Stadium 1 Citrus Bowl Place Orlando, Florida 32805 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Palm Beach County
West Gate Park 3691 Oswego Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fasano Center 11611 Denton Avenue Hudson, Florida 34667 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Church at the Mall 1010 East Memorial Boulevard Lakeland, Florida 33801 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ormond Beach Senior Center 351 Andrews Street Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To find locations to receive monoclonal antibody treatments around the entire state, please visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.
Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. However, at Governor DeSantis’ direction, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients.
The antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to the treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis. By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.
Governor DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health continue to encourage Floridians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out where the vaccine is offered HERE.
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