Coronavirus Information for Physicians

Physician Information and Resources

Are you a physician with clinical questions about a patient who may have the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Below are resources and tools for you to use as you communicate with and treat your patients. 

SWHR Physician Portal

You can find important information specific to network providers on the Southwestern Health physician portal, including: 

  • Clinician COVID-19 hotline number
  • After-hours support contact information
  • Clinician updates


Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR) Patient Resources Page Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR) Patient Resources Page


Below are some online agency and government resources available to physicians to provide further guidance and education.



These posters can be printed and posted in your practice to keep your patients informed.

Prevention and Care

  • Keeping Your Home Safe (English)
  • Taking Care of Yourself When You Have COVID-19 (English)
  • What to Do When You’ve Been Exposed (English)

Information and Guidelines


Help keep your patients informed and safe by sharing these resources.

  • Southwestern Health Patient Resources — The page offers valuable, up-to-date information for patients.

  • Patient Hotline | 682-236-7601 — The Texas Health Coronavirus Hotline is staffed by nurses and available to help answer patient questions. The hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Online Resources — Patients seeking online information should use only trusted and credible websites, including CDC, DSHS and the Texas Health Association (THA).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As a physician in the network, where do I find up-to-date information on the current rates of infection and recommendations for screening?
How should I prepare my office for the COVID-19 pandemic?
Who is at risk for COVID-19 and for whom should I be recommending testing?
Whom do I call if I have questions about testing and managing patients at risk for COVID-19? What about reporting potential patients/persons under investigation (PUI)?
Should my clinic be testing patients?
If I suspect a patient is likely to have COVID-19 and meets criteria or testing, where can I send the patient?
Are there drive-through COVID-19 testing centers in DFW that are available for widespread testing? I see this on the news in other parts of the country.
What are current recommendations for prevention?