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COVID-19

Local Ventura COVID-19 Resources:

The physicians of VCMA are spearheading activities to Stop the Surge and Save Lives

The mission:  To stop the pandemic in Ventura County by utilizing SQ Regen Cov at the earliest opportunity for Covid-19 infected individuals and their household contacts. (In conjunction with vaccine and public health measures)

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal Antibodies are laboratory made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens, such as viruses. The Monoclonal antibodies in Regen Cov are specifically directed against the spike protein of the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) and block the viral attachment and entry into human cells. VCMA is coordinating a Countywide effort to establish sites offering SQ therapy to eligible (based on criteria) patients.  FDA-EUA; NEJM-8.10.21

Click here for more information on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Ordering Monoclonal Antibodies -  For Medical Practices establishing a pathway to treat COVID-19 positive patients with Anti-COVID Therapy. The ordering process is streamlined to help save lives. This link allows medical practices to fill out the application, it takes a few days to be processed.

Patient Criteria

Physician Referral Instructions  There are now multiple resources providing COVID Monoclonal Antibody MAb therapy (subQ), in Ventura County through physician referral or patient (after positive test) self-referral.

Primary Medical Group, - if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email  at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339

1st Stop Urgent Care is also offering the treatment. They are located at 2275 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010. Website: 1ststopurgentcare.com. Phone: 805-388-3732.

Mobile Wellness Clinic, 818-232-5788; Dr. Mohammed Rezai will administer MAb in homes throughout Ventura County More information: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Volunteers - Physician volunteers will be needed to screen patients (by phone) that do not have a PCP for referral.  To volunteer (a few hours a day or week) - send an email with your contact information and availability to: venturacma21@gmail.com


Ventura County COVID Stats, Vaccine and Testing Site Resources: www.venturacountyrecovers.org 

Employee Masking Mandate: CMA Q&A

Inappropriate Medical Exemptions

Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy:  Message from VCMA President    Educational Poster

Additional mRNA Dose

For more information, or if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email Primary Medical Group at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Deadline extended for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine grant program; apply by July 15

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

PHC has extended the deadline for its KidsVaxGrant program – which will award grants of up to $15,000 to support Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers providing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. Applications will now be accepted through July 15, 2022.

CDPH to host COVID-19 vaccine administration billing and reimbursement webinar

Friday, May 20, 2022

CDPH is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Billing and Reimbursement webinar on Wednesday May 25, 2022,

Regulator issues guidance on COVID-19 testing and vaccination reimbursement

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A CMA-sponsored law that took effect on January 1, 2022, requires health plans and insurers to cover COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration with no patient cost-sharing, no prior authorization and regardless of the provider’s network status, retroactive to March 4, 2020 .

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Statewide Resources


CMA PPE Relief

Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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