Regional Infusion Centers for COVID-19
A few weeks ago, the Texas Division of Emergency Management partnered with the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC) to establish two Regional Infusion Centers (RICs) in the DFW area. These outpatient infusion centers continue to accept eligible patients upon physician referral, providing potentially life-saving COVID-related therapeutic treatments. A few key details are below:
Patients must meet eligibility criteria and must be referred by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Patients cannot refer themselves and there is no “walk-in” availability – they have to be scheduled in advance.
Physicians can get access to the Referral Form by calling 855-478-1528 or by emailing NCTTRAC_EMCC@ncttrac.org.
Once the referral form has been submitted to MPP Infusion, MPP’s Patient Navigator Team will reach out to the patient to schedule a time for their infusion. These infusion treatments are funded by the state and have no cost to the patient or the referring provider.
Infusions utilize monoclonal antibody treatment, either bamlanivimab or the Regeneron cocktail (casirivimab and imdevimab). There is plenty of product currently on-hand and we have an ability to order more as needed.
These outpatient infusion centers are located in Fort Worth and Irving. There are appointment windows available. Physicians can make referrals by submitting a referral form, and the infusion center will then make contact with the patient to schedule the appointment.
You can find more information here: https://ncttrac.org/programs/healthcare-coalition-hpp/tsa-e/covid-19/. Please feel free to reach out to the NCTTRAC or TDEM team if you need any additional information or if you have any questions on these RICs.
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