Las Vegas, NV - February 11, 2022
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Please see the joint press release from the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Board of Pharmacy regarding a free COVID-19 treatment center that opening in Clark County this week. A Northern Nevada center is scheduled to launch next week.
Free COVID-19 Treatment Center opens in Clark County
This week a free COVID-19 treatment center opened in Clark County to provide no-cost treatments to those most at risk of severe illness. This project is designed to ensure easy and equitable services and to decompress hospitals.
In addition to the fixed Clark County location, a home-health option is available for residents, as one goal of the program is to ensure therapeutics are offered in an equitable way to all those who need it the most.
A Northern Nevada center is scheduled to launch next week. This will include both a fixed site in Washoe County and home health and telehealth services for Washoe and surrounding counties. A telehealth model to support rural counties is being developed in coordination with pharmacies and providers.
These State-coordinated treatment centers are funded with $19 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding approved at the December Interim Finance Committee meeting.
“These treatment centers are the next step in our COVID-19 response,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “While some people will continue to contract this virus, we now have treatment options and tools to help. This free treatment will benefit many Nevadans.”
Therapeutics are free at these sites and available to those most at risk of severe disease in order to ensure the impact to their health due to COVID-19 is minimized.
Treatments include monoclonal antibody treatments (Sotrovimab) and oral antivirals for those infected with COVID-19 and Evusheld for those residents who are not currently infected and are immunocompromised and need an additional layer of protection. More therapeutics will be offered as they are approved and available from federal allocations.
The State has partnered with AshBritt Logistics, IEM Health and Las Vegas Infusion Pharmacy to support this effort in Southern Nevada.
Appointments, referred by your provider, are free of charge. For information call 702-481-4209.
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Photos attached: Treatment Clinic 1-3 – Treatment rooms for COVID-19 at the Las Vegas facility that opened this week.