COVID-19 Patients Asked to Call 911 for Medical Care

Please call 911, if you or someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or exposed to COVID-19 and you need urgent medical care.  Our Emergency Medical Service can direct treatment by determining the best hospital to go to, notifying the emergency department head of arrival, allowing them to be fully prepared to care for a COVID positive patient. 911 dispatch, local hospital and EMS services all coordinate to determine the best course of care for each individual patient.

Call our medical clinic now if you’ve been waiting for care or are having non-urgent medical concerns. You have the options of scheduling an in-person office visit, a primary care telehealth virtual visit or provide you with a referral to see a specialist.  Keep your regular preventive screenings- wellness checks, school screenings and imaging- including CT scan, MRI, X-Ray, and mammogram. Detecting problems early increases the success of treatment.  “We have seen an increase in mortality rates since the pandemic began to for non-COVID-19 patients due to people postponing care and not seeking treatment for urgent care issues,” says Jeff Bates, Coryell Health Chief Medical Officer. “Let the 911 dispatcher know right away if you believe you have COVID-19 or are experiencing known symptoms,” adds Bates. “This will help them take care of you, limit their own exposure, and protect other patients.”

Resources:

Coronavirus Online Screening Tool http://coryellhealth.org/covid-19-screening

Coryell Health Medical Clinic/ Quick Care Walk-In Clinic/ Telehealth (254) 865-2166

Coryell Health COVID-19 Website http://coryellhealth.org/covid