Healthcare

COVID-19 Resources

Healthcare Services

If you or someone you know needs health care services related to COVID-19, follow these steps:

  • Contact your physician to outline symptoms and discuss next steps. Testing can only occur with a physician referral at this point.
  • If you do not have a physician, call 211 to be referred to a community clinic or other resource that can help.
  • CDC Quarantine Guidelines: CDC updated their quarantine requirements: Previously, those in quarantine had to go 48 hours without a fever and without using fever-reducing medication. Now, patients have to go fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication. This applies to those currently under quarantine and those who may be quarantined in the future. In addition, before leaving isolation, a patient's other symptoms — including shortness of breath or a cough — must have improved and at least seven days must have passed from when the symptoms first appeared.
  • Latest updates from the City of Houston: http://houstonemergency.org/COVID19

 

Testing Sites (Updated June 22, 2020)

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of June 22, 2020.

Texas Division of Emergency Management

The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the department will open five drive-thru test sites June 22-27:

  • Willow Ridge High School, 16301 Chimney Rock Rd.,
  • NRG Green Lot, 1 Reliant Park,
  • HCC-Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr.
  • HCC – South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd., and
  • Kingwood Park Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr.

 

TDEM sites require appointments, available by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting txcovidtest.org. The sites will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

United Memorial Medical Center

United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) will continue its weekday testing at a drive-thru and walk-up test site at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star, and a drive-thru site at Houston Community College-Southeast, 6815 Rustic.

The sites don’t require appointments and offer testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until reaching its daily capacity of 250 tests.

Other UMMC sites opening weekdays are:

  • UMMC Tidwell, 510 W Tidwell Rd., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and
  • Griggs School, 801 Regional Park Dr., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

People needing information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit ummcscreening.com.

Kroger

Kroger will offer testing at the Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center, 4014 Market Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25-27. Appointments are available online at krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.   

Houston Health Department & Community-Based Sites

The department operates two free drive-thru COVID-19 community-based testing sites open to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Each site has capacity for 500 tests per day.

Days of operation for the sites are Monday through Saturday.

People can call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive an access code and directions to the nearest community-based site.

Federally Qualified Health Centers 

The health department is providing test kits, lab access, and equipment to four local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19 testing capacity. The centers and phone numbers people can call to set up testing appointments are: 

  • Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565
  • El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880
  • Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027
  • Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 346-348-1200, and 
  • Community Health Network, 281-816-3317. 

 

FQHC patients pay what they can afford, based on income and family size, and are not denied services due to inability to pay or lack of insurance.

The department and its agency partners may shift locations and schedules of test sites to better meet community needs. Houstonians can visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for current Houston test sites and information about stopping the spread of the virus.

Information obtained through testing, treatment or services will not be used against immigrants in their public charge evaluation.

 

HCC's COVID-19 Response

Learn more about resources to help, as well as the latest updates to HCC’s operations by visiting the HCC COVID-19 Resources Page.

 

Health Insurance

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Source: HoustonCaseManagers.com

The attached map is created by a third party site and is provided for informational purposes only.

 

 

  • Legacy Community Health Services 832-548-5000 or 832-548-5100 Provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion, and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.
  • Avenue 360 Health & Wellness 713-426-0027 Provides medical care, dental & oral care, behavioral health, and housing & community support.
  • El Centro de Corazon 713-660-1880 Provides primary care, women's health, behavioral health, and dental.
  • Bee Busy Wellness 713-771-2292 Provides primary care, women's health, men's health, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dental.
  • Christus St. Mary's Clinic 713-803-1840 Provides primary care.
  • Harris Health System (Gold Card) 713-566-6509 Provides primary care, behavioral health, dental, cancer, cardiology, geriatric, HIV/AIDS, stroke, and trauma care.
  • Hope Clinic 713-773-0803 Provides primary care, women's health, pediatric, eye care, behavioral health, oncology, hematology, and dental.
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center 713-462-6565 Provides primary care, women's health, and behavioral health.
  • St. Hope Foundation 713-778-1300 Provides primary care, women's care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental, vision, radiology, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Vecino Health Centers 713-674-3326 Provides primary care, pediatric, dental, behavioral health, and prenatal.
  • IBN Sina Clinics 281-997-7462 Provides primary care, dental, gynecology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, optometry, orthopedics, podiatry, psychiatry, urology, neurology, and neurosurgery.

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Covid-19 Resouces

If you or someone you know needs health care services related to COVID-19, follow these steps:

  • Contact your physician to outline symptoms and discuss next steps. Testing can only occur with a physician referral at this point.
  • If you do not have a physician, call 211 to be referred to a community clinic or other resource that can help.
  • CDC Quarantine Guidelines: CDC updated their quarantine requirements: Previously, those in quarantine had to go 48 hours without a fever and without using fever-reducing medication. Now, patients have to go fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication. This applies to those currently under quarantine and those who may be quarantined in the future. In addition, before leaving isolation, a patient's other symptoms — including shortness of breath or a cough — must have improved and at least seven days must have passed from when the symptoms first appeared.
  • Latest updates from the City of Houston: http://houstonemergency.org/COVID19