CHRISTUS COVID-19 Resources

As your healthcare partner, CHRISTUS Health wants to assure you that we are fully equipped to provide safe, quality care to our community. We are here for you today and for a healthier tomorrow. We are ready!

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“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

We want to be perfectly clear – our hospitals, emergency rooms and physician offices are open, safe and here for you. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness remain the same.

As we continue to learn more about the effects of this virus, the expansion and creativity of coming up with more ways to keep you and your family safe are constantly top of mind. The latest example of that involves our ground-breaking antibody test that can detect who has been infected with COVID-19—AND—who might now carry protective antibodies. This additional layer of screening will help us survey for asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among inpatient and urgent surgery patients. CHRISTUS is the first in our communities and is leading the nation in using this advanced method of screening.

The safety of our patients, Associates and physicians is our top priority. That’s why we successfully practice infection prevention every day. To keep all who enter our facilities safe during COVID-19 we have added the following precautions:

  • Limiting visitors
  • Screening everyone who comes through our doors
  • Isolating COVID-19 patients to one area of the facility
  • Temperature checks for Associates;
  • Requiring everyone on our campuses to wear masks
  • Using telemedicine to treat active COVID-19 patients, so their caregivers and support staff limit the number of times they enter their rooms

We’re in this together

This may be an unprecedented time, but we have experienced many of these since CHRISTUS was founded 154 years ago. In fact, the first three Sisters who started our ministry in Galveston faced an epidemic of Yellow Fever within the first six months of opening the very first hospital. 

Epidemics and tragedies have been part of our history, and so too has the resolve, after each of those challenges, to move on in love and service to those in need. We stand today in a rich history that gives us confidence that, with God’s help, we can do the same.

We are answering the call to help our community – today and tomorrow. In all that we do, we are devoted to keeping you, your families, our caregivers and our Associates safe. And we are here when you need care. We are ready.


Visitor Guidelines

Visitor Guidelines

While CHRISTUS Health continues to work to provide care and treatment for all of our patients, we are also working hard each day to reduce the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. Please review our visitor guidelines.

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CHRISTUS COVID-19 Research

To help combat the wildly spreading COVID-19 pandemic and make meaningful contributions towards the advancement of science and medicine, the CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation and Advanced Clinical Care (CIIACC) remains strategically focused on bringing cutting-edge and innovative clinical research participation opportunities to our diverse patients.

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News

Up-to-date news from each of our hospitals and ministries.

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. CHRISTUS Health's Emergency Departments are equipped to safely provide care for life-threatening illness and injury – and seeking that care is essential. Do not postpone seeking care if you are urgently ill.  Go to the Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.

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Universal Masking

The health and safety of our patients, visitors and clinicians remains a top priority. Visitors are required to wear a mask that covers both the nose and mouth. Visitors are responsible for acquiring their own masks (cloth masks are allowed).

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Spiritual Care

Our Spiritual Care Teams are committed to supporting the spiritual well-being of our patients and their friends and family, our staff and the community. This is true especially during times of illness and hospitalization. We serve all patients and families regardless of faith or affiliation.

Telemedicine

Virtual Visits

Our video and telephone visits are perfect for those “on the go,” or for patients who are concerned about sharing, or potentially catching, an illness while out in public.

John
I had my triple bypass surgery at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center and had the best possible experience in that situation, so I knew I wasn’t going anywhere else when I tested positive for COVID-19.
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