COVID-19 Information Center

As communities continue to be impacted by COVID-19, we are a reliable source for people in search of answers. We are working closely with our infectious disease experts, other health care entities, and federal, state, and local agencies to ensure our information is accurate and up to date. We have taken measurable steps to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and will continue to be vigilant in safeguarding our patients, visitors, and staff.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing SiteUT Physicians offers a convenient service that allows our staff to test you while you are in your vehicle. It’s quick, easy and available to anyone who has an order from a health care provider (physician, nurse practitioner, etc.). You also must call 713-486-CO19 (2619) to schedule an appointment. Test results may take up to five days.

Corporate COVID-19 Testing

Corporate Testing UT Physicians is committed to keeping your workforce healthy. Our experience in corporate wellness screenings and onsite health visits help minimize interruptions in your day-to-day operations. Our medical teams and lab partners can work quickly to get you test results, recommend treatment options, and provide consultation services based on your organizational structure.

Telehealth Appointments

UT Physicians TelemedicineUT Physicians is offering telehealth appointments for any non-emergency and urgent care need. Whether you need routine or follow-up visits, prescription refills or just have some health concerns, we are here to help. It’s safe, secure and connects you to our vast network of primary and specialty care experts. Visit our telehealth page to learn more.

UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

UTHealth COVID-19 Center of ExcellenceAs the health care community continues to tackle this pandemic head on, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has created a UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence to help patients, the community, and the world meet the challenges of this disease.

Safety Precautions & Visitor Protocol

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We’re focused on your health and safety. Keeping our clinics open and available for appointments is essential for routine or unexpected visits. You may have some concerns, but you can feel confident that we are doing everything we can to protect you, your family and those around you. Learn what actions we are taking to protect employees, patients and visitors.

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COVID-19 FAQ

Our experts answer the most frequently asked questions.

COVID-19 is an illness that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in late 2019. There have been millions of cases throughout the world since then.

SARS-CoV-2 is not the same virus as MERS-CoV or SARS-CoV. However, it belongs to the same genus (betacoronavirus) and the symptoms are similar to those of SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV are instances when animal coronaviruses evolved and infected people and then spread between people. SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans in China in 2002 and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have never infected humans. Bats are believed to be a common reservoir of coronaviruses.

For Media

At UT Physicians, a part of UTHealth, we have renowned health care providers who are available to conduct interviews about COVID-19 in English or Spanish. Topics range from prevention and wellness to physical and psychological impact on people and our community. To schedule interviews, call the UTHealth Media Hotline at 713-500-3030.

A Message From Our COO

Andrew Casas CCO
Dear patients, caretakers, and families,
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt throughout our communities, I wanted to take a moment to reassure you all that your care continues to be our greatest priority.

For Employees

Employees of UT Physicians and UTHealth should visit UTPConnect daily for the latest news and information.