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.
Telehealth Appointments AvailableTo continue providing patient care during COVID-19, UT 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.
COVID-19 TestingUT 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.
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.
UT Physicians & UTHealth in the Media
- Handwashing: Keeping Your Family Healthy | (Spanish Version)
- Handwashing at Home, at Play, and Out and About | (Spanish Version)
- Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use
- What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Stop the spread of germs
- What is COVID-19?
- Call First! Avoid exposing others to COVID-19 | (Spanish Version)
- Five Steps to Wash Your Hands | (Spanish Version)
- Social Distancing: 7 Things You Can Do
For MediaAt 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.
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