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COVID-19

What you need to know

In December 2019, health officials found that people in Wuhan, China, were getting sick from an unknown respiratory illness. Scientists determined it was a new, or “novel,” coronavirus and named it COVID-19. Since its discovery, the virus has spread to over 95 countries and territories, including the U.S., and has infected over 200,000 people worldwide, and killed more than 8,000 people.

What are the symptoms? How does it spread?

Symptoms of COVID-19 are usually fever, cough, body aches, and can include headache or even difficulty breathing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses in general can be spread through the air by coughing and sneezing and through close personal contact, such as shaking hands. Coronaviruses can also be spread by touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your eyes, mouth or nose.

Who can be tested and how is COVID-19 diagnosed?

Much like testing for the flu, your healthcare provider can order your test and will obtain a swab or sample from your respiratory tract and send that sample to their local department of public health. There, your sample will undergo a test called RT-PCR, an advanced test looking for the genetic code of COVID-19. The CDC will then confirm those results which can take up to 5 days.

How is COVID-19 treated?

As of yet, there is no known treatment or vaccine for COVID-19. Several studies are underway investigating the effectiveness of various antiviral medications on the virus, but it will be some time before those results are confirmed. If you travel to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19 – or if you are in close contact with someone who has the disease – and you develop symptoms, you should contact your doctor before going to the emergency room to minimize the risk of spreading the disease or being unnecessarily exposed to COVID-19.

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection from COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to it. That means staying away from outbreak areas and people who have been infected.

You can also take everyday precautions that help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not come in close contact with people who are sick and stay at home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw it away, and then wash your hands.

Keeping You Safe

How to Check-in

Dear Community:

America’s ER + Urgent Care is known for its capabilities, convenience and customer service.

COVID-19 has certainly been a disruption in all of our lives but we are prepared to provide safe and thoughtful care for you and your family.

Please review the following steps for checking in at our facility:

FOR PATIENTS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Step 1) If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 please stop at the front entrance or remain in your car and call our facility. There are large stop signs located outside of the facility with instructions and our phone number on them.

Step 2) Let us know on the phone if you may have symptoms of COVID-19 and proceed back to your car if you are not already there. Waiting in your car is for your protection as well as our staff and other patients in the facility who are there for other troubles such as falls, strep throat, kidney stones, etc.

Step 3) A staff member will bring a mask to your car and get your phone number so that we may call you when ready. Once called, please proceed into the lobby where our friendly staff will start the screening process by taking your vitals and information.

FOR PATIENTS WHO SHOW NO SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Step 1) Proceed into the lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will take your vitals.

Step 2) Once your vitals are taken and you are cleared, please proceed to the front desk where our registrars will further assist you.

This process may take a bit longer than normal, resulting in longer wait times. Be assured our staff will do their best to make this process as fast as possible. The safety of you, our staff and the public is our utmost responsibility.

Our facility is open 24/7 for all emergency and urgent care needs. Although COVID-19 is growing in our community we must stay committed to helping all patients. Our staff is here to answer your questions and will make the process as simple as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Check out these resources and updates on the latest news regarding Coronavirus.

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Center for Disease Control

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John Hopkins World Infection Map

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Texas Department of Health

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World Health Organization

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World O Meter

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Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Coucil

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How to Flatten the Curve

Name our mascot!

Help us choose one and be entered to win 4 Season Passes to Big Rivers Waterpark*!

We’ll be drawing a winner on FB Live on March 31, 2020 at noon – save the date and good luck!

*Name Our Pediatric Room Turtle Contest terms and conditions: No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes begins March 1, 2020 and ends March 30, 2020. One winner will be drawn at random to receive four (4) season passes to Big Rivers Waterpark. Drawing to be held March 31st at noon on Facebook Live. Winners must follow all entry rules to be considered eligible. Winners will have one week to claim prize at our Cypress location then prize will be re-drawn at random for a new winner. Winner must take a photo with our Cypress pediatric room turtle upon picking up prize. Photo will be used on our social media pages for promotional purposes. Employees of America’s ER and their family members are not eligible to win. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with FB.

Adoptable Cats of the Month

Meet Chloe!

Chloe (A027899) would like out of her little space at the shelter so bad and is hoping that her time for a forever family will be soon.

She is an unaltered (but will be spayed at the time of adoption), black tabby/domestic short hair mix believed to be around 11 months old. Chloe came in to the Conroe Shelter as a stray on December 22, 2019.

She is very scared and nervous, and sits for hours in her litter box where she feels safe. She needs just the right family/person who will give her the time she needs to relax and feel secure in her new environment.

She would prefer to be an inside cat, more than likely an only pet, and in a home that isn’t too busy. Right now she does not like to be held but with time and patience, she will be a great companion. Chloe is waiting for love to find her.

If you are interested in Chloe  (A027899) or Freda (A027695), please go visit them at the Conroe Animal Shelter 407 Sgt Ed Holcomb Blvd S, Conroe, TX 77304 | 936- 522-3550, and reference their “A” number. Let the staff know you saw via America’s ER.

Meet Freda!

Freda (A027695) came in to the shelter as a stray, and may have been labeled as feral, however she is far from feral.

She can sit for hours on the couch or in your lap, and loves to be pet. The shelter life has her so stressed, that she has begun to pull out her hair in patches. Freda was adopted out to a home with children, dogs, and another cat and did very well.

She hissed at first, and seemed a little anxious, but after a couple hours fit in just fine. However, the other animals did not like her, and the adopter thought it wouldn’t be fair for her. Freda has been at the shelter since December 3, 2019. She is spayed, and believed to be around 3 years old. She is a brown tabby.

Please go meet Freda and let her begin her new life with a loving family. She promises she will bring back her soft and fluffy coat, and to be a wonderful loving addition.

If you are interested in Chloe  (A027899) or Freda (A027695), please go visit them at the Conroe Animal Shelter 407 Sgt Ed Holcomb Blvd S, Conroe, TX 77304 | 936- 522-3550, and reference their “A” number. Let the staff know you saw via America’s ER.

Our Coupons

$25 OFF Urgent Care*

*One coupon per visit. Discount applied to entire bill. Cannot be used with government funded insurance plans (Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare). Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. COUO32020

$100 OFF Emergency Care*

*One coupon per visit. Discount applied to entire bill. Cannot be used with government funded insurance plans (Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare). Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. COUO32020

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