North Houston Family Medicine will be working closely with the Houston and Montgomery County Services Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. Our community is supported by a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, infection prevention experts and clinicians. Our team prepares and trains for these types of situations throughout the year and is ready to respond as this situation unfolds. Our team is supported by strong infection control policies, procedures, and has systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.
Can I get tested for Coronavirus at The Woodlands Specialty Hospital ?
Testing is not conducted at our facility. If a patient presents at our hospital and meets CDC criteria, we work with our local health department and if appropriate, gather a sample for testing and provide it to an appropriate laboratory. We follow CDC guidelines for identification and treatment of patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
What do I do if I feel sick?
If you begin to feel ill or are experiencing mild symptoms, we encourage you to stay home from work or school and take additional efforts to prevent contact with others. Please contact your doctor or our local health department for advice. Only patients experiencing severe symptoms should contact 911 or be driven to the closest Emergency Department.
My loved one is at the hospital. Can I still visit?
Yes, visitors are still allowed within the facility. When visitors check in at the hospital:
- You will be asked if you have experienced any fever, cough, sore throat, aches, or shortness of breath within the last two days. You will also be asked if you have traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
- If the answer is yes, we ask that you refrain from visiting at this time. If there is an extraordinary reason why visiting is still necessary, you will be asked to take extra precautions before seeing your loved one.
- Visitors will not be allowed for patients that have tested positive with the coronavirus (COVID-19).