While novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread, it is important that communities take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the impacts of the outbreak and support control measures.  Given the pandemic’s fluidity and uncertainty, we will continue to actively monitor the situation, adjust accordingly, and update you on all changes.  We have implemented new triage protocols and increased the use of telephone and televideo medicine. Staff and volunteers are limited as much as possible while we continue to ensure patients have access to health care and medication. 
As we continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19, I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. While we are being prudent to keep you protected, the work goes on. Actually, the work is needed more than ever!
Many of our neighbors are on the verge of financial ruin trying to figure out how to make ends meet. Plus, everyone is terrified of the speed and potency of the coronavirus. Now is no time to be unable to access basic healthcare. Our volunteer medical providers and staff are putting themselves at risk every day to help those who need it most. They continue to put their lives on the line and need resources to be able to continue.  If you can, please make a donation! Your gift will provide instant relief and safety.
Rather than putting our volunteers, performers and attendees in the position of deciding whether to attend our annual fundraising event, we have made the decision to postpone Dancing For the Health of It! Back to the 80s. August 29, 2020, is the proposed date.  While this decision does not come lightly, we believe strongly that this is the right thing to do.  Postponed but not canceled!
Thank you for your engagement and partnership with Health For All, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly to continue this conversation. Thank you for your continued support. We will keep you informed as we take additional action.
-Liz Dickey, Executive Director
(979) 774-4176 x 110
[email protected] 

 

Are you sick?

The Texas Department of State Health Services states that your doctor should help make the decision if you should get tested for COVID‑19.

Even if you do not have health insurance, you can still get tested for COVID‑19 if your healthcare provider recommends it. For information about testing, you can call us at 979-774-4176.  

Patients with symptoms or that may have been exposed to COVID 19 are encouraged to remain. Call us at 979-774-4176 and we will have a nurse or physician contact you. 

 

Virtual visits:

There are several FREE online Covid-19 screening ‘virtual visits’ available:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html#

https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/

https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/

(Promo code COVID19)

https://heydoctor.goodrx.com/register

This option limits exposure while providing resources that can calm any anxiety you may have regarding COVID 19.

Have Questions? Need Resources?

Do you have medical questions concerning COVID-19? 2-1-1 has set up a special line just for your questions. 

Call 2-1-1 and select option 6 to speak to a trained professional about your COVID-19 questions and concerns.

For more information, please visit http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Tienes preguntas sobre el COVID-19?  2-1-1 tiene una linea especial para sus preguntas.

Llamar al 2-1-1 y seleccione la opcion 6 para hablar con un professional entrenando sobre el COVID-19 y haga sus preguntas. 

Para mas informacion, visite http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Helpful Links

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Dept. of Labor

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization: COVID-19

State of TX: COVID-19

 The most up to date information on executive orders can be found on Governor Abbott’s coronavirus alert page

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

 

 

CDC’s instructions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s instructions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick are as following:

1: Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

2: Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
    • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

3: Call ahead before visiting your doctor

  • Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

4: Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
  • Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

5: Avoid sharing personal household items

  • Do not share: Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.
  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water or put in the dishwasher.

6: Monitor your symptoms

  • Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
    • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
  • Wear a facemask: If possible, put on a facemask before you enter the building. If you can’t put on a facemask, try to keep a safe distance from other people (at least 6 feet away). This will help protect the people in the office or waiting room.
  • Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department: Your local health authorities will give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.

7: How to discontinue home isolation

  • People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:
    • If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
      • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
        AND
      • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
    • If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
      • You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
        AND
      • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
        AND
        you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines.

For more information and full guidelines, visit the CDC’s website.

Local Impact By the #’s (As of 4/30/2020)

197
Brazos County residents testing positive for COVID-19

90
The number of Brazos County residents who have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19

7
Brazos County residents hospitalized for COVID-19

1
Brazos County residents are discharged per day from hospitalization for COVID-19

16
Deaths caused by COVID-19

3,617
COVID-19 tests performed for Brazos County residents