The state of Maryland and Adventist HealthCare have partnered to offer dedicated, high-quality care to help COVID-19 patients further regain their health at the Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park Alternate Care Site, formerly Washington Adventist Hospital. The Alternate Care Site features a safe and comfortable care environment that exceeds Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Outpatient Infusion Center
Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site in Takoma Park is one of two infusion centers in Maryland that provides Remdesivir infusion treatment to COVID-19 patients.
Physicians may refer patients who meet specific criteria to Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site to receive the treatment by appointment only.
For Providers: Infusion Referral Form
What is Remdesivir IV Therapy for COVID-19?
Remdesivir, which is administered by IV through a vein, must be started within seven days from symptom onset. Remdesivir is generally reserved for patients who are unable to take Paxlovid. Your doctor will be able to advise which therapy is best for you. Remdesivir is authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for patients 12 and older. Adventist Alternate Care Site in Takoma Park offers Remdesivir therapy to patients age 12 and older.
The medication must be given three days in a row, so patients should plan on three trips to the Infusion Center once the appointments are scheduled. On the first day of therapy, patients will have labs drawn to check liver function before their first infusion. You can learn more about the medication by reading the FDA Remdesivir Prescribers Information Sheet or the Remdesivir Patient Website.
How are appointments scheduled?
The Infusion Center sees patients by appointment only. Patients must be referred by a doctor. After receiving your doctor’s referral, our care team will:
- review the doctor’s referral
- contact the patient to schedule service as soon as possible
Providers should alert patients to expect a call from us to schedule their appointment.
Know Before You Go – Resources for Scheduled Patients
Where is the Alternate Care Site Infusion Center located? Where should I park?
The Infusion Center is located at the Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park Alternate Care Site. The address is 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Maryland.
Parking is free. Please pass the main entrance and continue down the hill to park in the garage. Exit the garage and enter the building through the door marked, Infusion Center, and follow signs to the Infusion Center.
What policies should I know about?
- A facemask is required to enter the building and throughout your treatment.
- In response to the rise in COVID-19 and guidelines from the state of Maryland, no visitors are permitted.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
- Bring your ID and insurance card.
How will I receive Remdesivir?
- You will receive three doses of medication through a vein (intravenous or IV) for three days in a row. Please plan to arrive at our Infusion Center each day at your scheduled appointment time.
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
- Health insurance is not required to receive treatment from us. If a patient has health insurance, a claim will be submitted to your insurance.
Inpatient COVID-19 Care
The Alternate Care Site also offers inpatient care for recovering COVID-19 patients who would benefit from continued medical care and on-site access to a comprehensive physical rehabilitation team. Our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists focus on caring for each patient’s individual recovery needs and expertly assist them in getting back home.
Physicians may refer patients who meet specific criteria to the Alternate Care Site for inpatient care.