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
The Alternate Care Site is one of several infusion centers in Maryland that administers monoclonal antibody treatments to COVID-19 patients. The monoclonal antibody, Bamlanivimab and Regeneron, were released to the state for treatment of COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bamlanivimab, which is administered over a single dose, could benefit certain COVID-19 patients that are at high-risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 and the need for hospitalization.
Working through the state, physicians may refer patients who meet specific criteria to the Alternate Care Site to receive the treatment by appointment only.
Bamlanivimab and Regeneron are allocated and distributed by the U.S. Government and made available through the state. Please note there is a limited supply and not all qualified patients may be able to receive the drug.
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.
Please park in the garage near the Urgent Care. Walk past the Urgent Care and enter the building through the door marked “Ambulance Entrance” and follow signs to the Infusion Center. Please do NOT enter the Urgent Care
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 long should I plan to be at the Infusion Center?
- Your treatment will take about four hours.
How will I receive Bamlanivimab or Regeneron?
- During your treatment, you will receive one dose of medication through a vein (intravenous or IV).
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
- A claim will be submitted to your insurance. For patients without insurance, financial assistance is available.
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.
Additional Health Services
Adventist HealthCare also offers an urgent care, inpatient rehabilitation and physician offices on its Takoma Park campus.