COVID Hotline

The health and safety of our communities remain top priority as we continue to work tirelessly to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are actively taking measures in doing this by carefully screening each patient for covid symptoms before they enter our facility, having our healthcare workers wear masks, and sanitizing all of our work areas with hospital-grade disinfectant. If you are ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath or have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID symptoms, call 1-800-458-4559 to be connected to our CHRISTUS COVID Hotline. Learn More

Minimizing Germs and Infections

Hand Hygiene

Having clean hands is crucial to preventing the spread germs and infection whether at home or in the hospital.

When you cough or sneeze

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue OR use your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • You may be asked to wear a surgical mask to protect others.

After you cough or sneeze

  • Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds OR use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

While in the hospital

  • Ask all health care workers who have contact with you if they have cleaned/washed their hands.
  • Ask your family and friends to clean/wash their hands upon entering your room.

What we can do

  •  Ask all health care workers who have contact with you if they have cleaned/washed their hands.
  • Ask your family and friends to clean/wash their hands upon entering your room.

Respiratory Hygiene

What you can do

Use your sleeve or a tissue when you cough or sneeze rather than your hands.

While in the hospital

  • Inform caregivers if you are coughing up bloody mucous.
  • Wear a protective mask if asked to do so.
  • Depending on your illness, staff and visitors may need to wear a mask as well.

Contact Precautions

While in the Hospital

  • Your caregiver will go over specific requirements with you if needed.
  • Depending on your illness, others may need to protect themselves by not touching surfaces or items you may have had contact with. And they may be required to wear a protective gown and gloves around you.