Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that a new Alternate Care Facility (ACF) will be opening in West Allis Tuesday, Dec. 22.
The drug Bamlanivimab was authorized for emergency use by the FDA in Nov. for COVID-19 patients.
The treatment option is recommended only for people with COVID-19 who are over the age of 12, have had mild to moderate symptoms for 10 days, and preferably four days or less.
“We opened the alternative care facility to make sure folks can get the care they need and relieve some of the stress on our hospitals,” said Gov. Evers. “We are always open to new ways we can evolve the ACF to meet Wisconsin’s needs and opening this new infusion clinic is another piece to that puzzle.”
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ACF Bamlanivimab Infusion Clinic will have the capacity to assist 84 patients per week and will be set up in a separate area from the ACF’s inpatient area.
The ACF Bamlanivimab Infusion Clinic will only accept patients directly referred from a health system or individual hospital.