UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

Post-COVID Adult & Pediatric Care

As the healthcare 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. Supported by the strength of the six UTHealth schools, thousands of academic scientists, and physician-researchers, we are your leaders for adult and pediatric care—bringing together a broad range of specialties to support aftercare. If you, or a family member, are one of the millions who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we will provide you with the best evidence-based care possible. The center is also part of leading-edge research as healthcare teams worldwide work towards vaccine and therapy options.

Our specialist, your recovery support

If you suffer from COVID-19 complications or need additional recovery support, UT Physicians offers comprehensive care at one location in the Texas Medical Center.

Scope of expertise in pediatric and adult care for COVID-19 recovery

  • Cardiology (Heart)
  • General Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonology (Lung)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  • Other specialties available

Telehealth appointments available

Prefer a virtual appointment from the comfort of your home—or anywhere? UT Physicians specialists are available.

  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations during the pandemic
  • Consult with a healthcare provider from the safety of your home
  • Safely conduct follow-up visits or customized appointments to order medication refills
  • Medicare and most insurance companies cover telehealth visits (contact your health insurance company for more information)
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Have a quiet place for a visit
  • Write down specific questions or concerns
  • Have list of your medications handy
  • If possible, know your vital signs
  • Report any difficulties you may have doing normal activities
  • Ask questions and repeat instructions
  • Write down any follow-up instructions

Patient-centered care, physical & emotional

As a community, we know the pandemic has impacted people in ways that can’t physically be seen. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or an overall feeling of sadness, UT Physicians also provides services with a wide range of specialists in psychology, psychiatry, and counseling. The center is your source for compassionate care with specialists who actively listen and develop therapy options to help.

Safety precautions

All visitors to The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Patient resources for COVID-19

September 7, 2022
Written By: Andi Atkinson, UT Physicians | Updated: September 7, 2022
An infectious disease specialist explains the new bivalent boosters and how the COVID-19 and flu vaccines may become an annual pair of shots.
July 19, 2022
Written By: Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians | Updated: July 19, 2022
Novavax has received emergency use authorization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it the fourth vaccine option for consumers.

UTHealth COVID-19 research

July 23, 2021
Written By: Faith Harper | Updated: July 23, 2021

Projects of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences include several initiatives to address testing disparities in vulnerable and underserved populations across the state, including in the Houston metro area, in South Texas, and in East Texas and West Texas, which have higher rates of uninsured and African American populations.

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