Golden Valley Health Centers Closes their Monoclonal antibody therapy clinic in Modesto, CA.
Golden Valley Health Centers Closes Their Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Clinic
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, also called monoclonal antibody treatment, is a way of treating COVID-19. The goal of this therapy is to help prevent hospitalizations, reduce viral loads and lessen severe complications from COVID-19 including death.
Unfortunately, the medication REGEN-COV, which is a combined treatment of Casirivimab and Imdevimab, is currently not as effective with the Omicron Variant. Therefore, Golden Valley Health Centers has officially stopped treatment at our Modesto Mission location on Wednesday, January 18th, 2022.
GVHC re-opened our Modesto Mission for mAb treatment on November 4th, 2021, after previously placing a hold on mAb treatment in May of 2021. The first hold on the mAb treatment was due to our medication, Bamlanivimab, not being as effective with Delta Variant cases.
Golden Valley Health Centers COVID-19 Resources
The best way to be protected is to be vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. GVHC currently offers COVID-19 Vaccinations and Booster Shots in Stanislaus and Merced counties. GVHC offers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. To find a GVHC location that offers COVID-19 vaccinations near you visit: www.gvhc.org/covid-19-vaccines
GVHC also offers COVID-19 testing in Stanislaus and Merced counties. To find a GVHC location that offers COVID-19 vaccinations near you visit: www.gvhc.org/locations/covid-19-vaccine-testing-sites/
If you have any questions, please call 866-682-4842.
About Golden Valley Health Centers
The people in California’s Central Valley are as diverse as the crops we grow and the food we produce for the nation. Golden Valley Health Centers cares for people from all walks of life. As a Federally Qualified Health Center — an FQHC — we follow the Federal and the State of California regulations pertaining to the type and quality of health services provided to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. GVHC has 44 clinical locations and serves over 150,000 patients a year in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced counties.
Golden Valley Health Centers serve all races, ages, and walks of life. Our staff and providers are as diverse as the patients we serve—many are bilingual and residents of the community.