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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Your health is priority: Don't ignore heart symptoms

Don't let concerns about the coronavirus prevent you from seeking out medical care. According to local emergency response organizations, ambulance runs are down 30% and at-home deaths are up 54% in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

If you are at risk for heart disease and stroke, don’t hesitate to seek medical treatment if you need it. Your local hospitals and ERs are safe from COVID-19 infection and equipped to treat you. 

Download, print and share this one-page handout with your family, friends and other connections to help educate our community of the need to take care of themselves during this unprecedented time.


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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Prevention and Care

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