Coryell Health announced it will be screening patients and family members for potential risk factors of COVID-19 at the front door of each of their facilities.
Patients that are at risk will be offered further evaluation at a drive-thru setting. Patients with acute needs will be referred to the emergency department.
The screenings will begin 7 a.m. on Friday, March 13.
Patients will also be restricted to one family member accompany them for acute care visits, procedures or hospitalizations during the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coryell Health is asking other family and friends of hospital patients and long-term care residents to not visit during this tine.
Visits to long-term care residents that are medically necessary, or in the case of hospice patients, will be allowed after approval and screenings by staff.