Coronavirus Information for Patients

Helpful Resources for Patients

Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR) is committed to providing valuable, up-to-date information to patients concerned about the coronavirus and how it may affect you and those you care about. This page offers resources and tools for you to use and share with others, including printable handouts and web links.

If you have questions or think you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, call the Texas Health Coronavirus Hotline at 682-236-7601 to speak to a nurse. The hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Safely returning to your physician's office

Staying up to date on important preventive medical care may require an in-person visit to your doctor. But how can you be sure it's safe?

You can be confident that your physician and other healthcare facilities are following strict guidelines to minimize risk and your exposure to others. Here are some things you can expect when you go.


Visit only trusted, credible sites for news and information. Below are some agency and government resources that provide the latest guidance and education.


These helpful PDF guides can be printed or shared.

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    Information and Guidelines

    Coronavirus questions? Call 682-236-7601.

    The Texas Health Coronavirus Hotline is staffed by nurses to help answer your questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19. The hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What is a pandemic?
    How is the virus that causes COVID-19 different from other coronaviruses?
    How long does the virus that causes COVID-19 live?
    Will COVID-19 go away when the weather gets warmer?
    Can you get COVID-19 from water or food?
    How should I clean surfaces if I or a family member has COVID-19?
    How should I wash towels, linens and other laundry of person who has COVID-19?
    Why is the virus making some young and healthy people very sick?
    Will antibiotics help prevent or treat COVID-19?
    What is the average length of COVID-19 illness (mild and severe)?

    FAQ Source: Healthwise