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Mobile Wellness Clinics Lend a Hand to ER in Americus

Americus, Ga. –  The current COVID-19 surge is impacting the emergency department at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. Due to an increase of patients in the ER, Phoebe’s Mobile Wellness Clinics set up onsite today to help with overflow patients and to administer monoclonal antibody infusions to COVID patients.

“We normally have a few rooms set aside in our emergency department where COVID patients receive the monoclonal antibody infusions, but because our ER was so busy today, we needed those rooms to care for our ER patients,” said Brandi Lunneborg, CEO, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. “Having the mobile wellness clinics here to lend a hand, ensures our COVID patients’ care is not delayed and allows us to help those who present to the ER with less severe conditions quicker.”

The monoclonal antibody infusions have shown outstanding results for COVID-19 patients at high risk of developing severe illness. The laboratory-made antibodies mimic the human body’s natural response to the coronavirus. They work by attaching to the virus and stopping it from invading human cells. Many patients show significant symptom relief within 24 hours of receiving the therapy. Patients must be referred by a physician for the treatment. Physicians interested in referring COVID-19 patients for monoclonal antibody infusion therapy at Phoebe Sumter should call 229-931-1394.

While the mobile wellness clinics are at Phoebe Sumter to help with overflow ER patients and monoclonal antibody infusions, COVID vaccines and tests are not available. To schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine or a COVID test, please call 229-312-MYMD (6963). Any future mobile wellness clinic vaccination events will continue as scheduled, and the mobile clinics will assist Phoebe Sumter in the future as needed.