CareSouth Carolina offering new IV therapy for COVID
CareSouth Carolina is offering Monoclonal Antibody IV Therapy for qualifying patients at the CSC Hartsville office, 1268 S. Fourth Street. Patients who started showing symptoms from COVID-19 within the last 10 days who are ages 12 or older, at least 88 pounds and have mild to moderate symptoms may qualify. The goal of this therapy is to decrease hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to symptoms of COVID-19 and to prevent the patient from progressing to severe disease. This treatment is also used to prevent potential long-term damage from COVID-19. CareSouth Carolina Hartsville Provider Jennifer Lynch, FNP-C, said the treatment can be a helpful tool in fighting the progression of mild to moderate symptoms that those with a positive COVID-19 test might experience. “It’s important to remember that this is a new virus,” Lynch said. “If there’s a way to help prevent you from hospitalization and potentially on a vent, there’s no reason not to try. This gives us hope in the outpatient setting that we can treat the symptoms and prevent them from getting too far along.” The therapy is an hour-long IV infusion that has been developed for the treatment and prophylaxis of viral infections, like COVID-19. Those who are not a patient of CareSouth Carolina just need a referral from their doctor’s office. For more information and to see if you qualify, please call 843-758-0044. CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.