COVID-19 Information Center

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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.

Virtual Care

UT Physicians TelemedicineAs part of our response to COVID-19, UT Physicians launched an outpatient telehealth program to provide added convenience and flexibility for our established patients. If you are interested in a telehealth visit with UT Physicians, please contact your provider’s office directly.

Visitor Policy

UTPB Building
The current pandemic involving COVID-19 is quickly changing—which means procedures involving UT Physicians clinics are evolving with it.

Patient Resources

Learn how the coronavirus can affect you and those around you.

COVID-19 FAQ

Our experts answer the most frequently asked questions.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
  • 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.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Contact your primary care provider.

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.