Coronavirus (Covid-19) Screening, Care Options
Your health and the health of our community are our highest priority. Houston Concierge Medicine is here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and to provide uninterrupted healthcare. We are providing the following information to help keep our patients and employees safe.
Our clinic will remain open. We are transitioning our patients to virtual visits. If your provider determines that an in-person appointment is required, we will schedule an office visit after your virtual visit. Virtual visits, also known as telehealth, can take place on your smartphone or computer. In most cases, your copay will be the same as a regular office visit copay.
Schedule an appointment: Virtual visits are available for routine appointments, medication renewal requests or if you’re unwell. A virtual visit may be scheduled by calling 713-333-6464.
Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions: At this time, older adults and people of any age with certain serious underlying medical conditions like lung disease, heart disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness and should schedule a virtual visit by calling 713-333-6464 as soon as symptoms start.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Shortness of breath
How can I help protect myself and others?
You can help protect yourself from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- If you are sick, help prevent the spread of respiratory illness to others by staying home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.