A new antibody treatment site is scheduled to open at the Naples Beach hotel on Thursday morning to help COVID-19 patients in the early stages. It is not yet listed among the state’s monotherapy facilities online, but the application process is known.
While the monoclonal antibody site is scheduled to soft open at 8am on Thursday, Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann and Naples City Council said there are still some problems with the site.
The Collier County Office of Emergency Management was tasked with finding a site after Governor Ron DeSantis arrived in the county and promised a new monoclonal treatment site. After 11 days of searching, the Naples Beach hotel at 851 Gulfshore Blvd. N. was determined to be the most suitable place in terms of ample parking and treatment, as well as distance from other businesses. But the location comes with other possible complications.
“It was transparent from the start and there was no knowing how it would work, what impact it would have on our residents or the business district there; the people were not informed and all of a sudden it was like a pop-up website,” said Heitmann.
City leaders are also concerned because they say the site is not the heart of the county and that they want to be part of the decision-making process.
While this site is not yet listed as a treatment center on the Florida Department of Health website, here’s how you’ll make an appointment once you arrive:
- Go floridahealthcovid19.gov and see a list of three options at the top of the screen.
- Select “Make a MAB appointment”
- Create an account.
- Choose to receive regen-COV.
- Register your visit
- Present your code at the treatment site.
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