COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Austin expanded

The Austin COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center is expanding. The expansion will add 24 additional IV chairs, staff and medical equipment to the Austin Regional Infusion Center.

The center originally opened on January 6th with 9 IV chairs. Since opening, the infusion center has treated 279 patients.

Working with Ascension Seton, Baylor Scott & White and St. David’s Healthcare, this regional infusion center receives regular monoclonal antibody therapies to treat patients who meet certain criteria with a referral from a hospital or doctor.

“The expansion of this infusion center will help treat our most vulnerable people in the central Texas area,” said Governor Abbott. “These treatments are vital to our fight against hospitalization and saving lives. I am grateful to our state and local partners for working together to expand this infusion center.”

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The infusion center was established through a partnership between TDEM, the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force, Travis County, the City of Austin, and the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council.

More information about the Austin Regional Infusion Center is available here.

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