CHRISTUS COVID-19 Resources

CHRISTUS Health is scheduling for vaccine clinics in Texas and Central Louisiana. Connect with CHRISTY to find a vaccine clinic with open appointments in your community.

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Today is the beginning of your health for tomorrow!

Our CHRISTUS facilities are working hard to vaccinate as many of our community’s most vulnerable members as possible. We plan on providing all the vaccines we have received in the state of Texas to people who meet the criteria for the State’s Phase 1A (healthcare workers and long-term care residents) and Phase 1B (65 and older and adults with chronic conditions) groups by partnering with our communities to host large vaccination sites.

If you are inquiring about your second dose vaccine, know the vaccine should be available on the date stamped on your CDC Vaccination Record Card, pending arrival of the State’s allotment to our facility. Please be aware that you must receive your second dose at the same location you received your first dose.

Learn more about our Community Vaccine Hubs.

If you have questions about your personal health concerns or history and how that might be impacted by vaccination, we encourage you to talk with your primary care provider, who knows your conditions and your history and can advise you personally. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can find one here.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so we have answered some of your most frequently asked ones. 

COVID-19 Safety

We are aware of the new order announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that would lift the statewide masking mandate for many establishments on March 10. However, that will not apply to our CHRISTUS facilities. We will continue to require masks for those visiting, working or receiving care in any of our CHRISTUS facilities, per CDC guidelines, as well as hand hygiene and social distancing where possible.

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
  • Random temperature checks for Associates
  • Requiring everyone on our campuses to wear masks
  • Using virtual care 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 Spohn Health System 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 the visitation guidelines.

Wear a Mask

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). We are aware of the new order announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that would lift the statewide masking mandate for many establishments on March 10. However, that will not apply to our CHRISTUS facilities. We will continue to require masks for those visiting, working or receiving care in any of our CHRISTUS facilities, per CDC guidelines, as well as hand hygiene and social distancing where possible.

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Vaccine Hubs

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospitals Alice, Beeville and Kleberg have been designated as vaccination hubs by The State of Texas. Our ministry is proud and excited to continue the process for vaccinating our community residents.

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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.

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.

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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 Good Shepherd'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

CHRISTUS Foundations

United for a Healthier Tomorrow

We greatly appreciate your care and concern for our patients, our Associates and our ministry while we face the challenges of COVID-19. In response to so many who have reached out to offer help, we have set up a dedicated fund to support our response to COVID-19.

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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.

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