Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) for patients and community members

Frequent handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus

You may be feeling concerned about the coronavirus, also called COVID-19. Vecino Health Centers is committed to keeping our patients, staff, and families safe. We are taking proactive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at both of our clinics, and  want everyone to have current information about how to protect yourself and get the care you may need.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

It can take as little as two days or as long as 14 days for symptoms of COVID-19 to appear. Keep in mind that your symptoms could also be related to allergies or the more common flu.

If you are concerned...

that you or someone in your family may have COVID-19, please call your clinic:

Vecino’s Denver Harbor Family Clinic 713-674-3326

Vecino’s Airline Children’s Clinic – 713-695-4013

Do I need to be tested for COVID-19?

Not everyone who is sick needs to be tested.  If you are experiencing only mild symptoms and have not been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or traveled to one of the countries where infection has spread, you do not need to be tested.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you should call your doctor if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have recently traveled to countries or regions where the coronavirus is spreading or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

What if I feel sick but don’t need the COVID-19 test?

Call the clinic at 713-674-3326 or contact Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19,  please don’t come into the clinic or go to the emergency room. After discussing your symptoms, clinic staff will confirm whether or not you need to be tested and will advise you on how to treat your symptoms from home.

How do I keep my family safe from COVID-19?

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly
  • Cover your cough and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with sick individuals
  • Disinfect and clean commonly touched surfaces
  • Avoid nonessential travel to at-risk countries