If you experience the following COVID-19 or flu symptoms, please seek a COVID-19 evaluation that includes a rapid or PCR test near you:
Patients who experience breathing difficulties, chest pain, or loss of speech should seek emergency COVID-19 care.
Memorial Village ER offers nasal and saliva COVID-19 PCR tests during our COVID-19 evaluations.
Please contact Memorial Village ER for more information on our nasal and saliva PCR COVID-19 tests near you.
Memorial Village ER offers COVID-19 evaluations with the options of the following tests: Rapid tests, nasal PCR, saliva PCR tests.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a viral infection that spreads through respiratory secretions. It is highly contagious, and its symptoms can range from a fever and cough to severe respiratory distress.
Most people who get coronavirus develop mild symptoms. Patients over the age of 65, pregnant women, patients with weak immune systems, and those with chronic medical conditions such as obesity, lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, liver disease, cancer, and kidney disease are at a higher risk of getting very sick.
People are advised to avoid close contact with sick people, maintain a distance of about 6 feet between you and others, and stay home if you’re sick.
Frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, disinfecting your surroundings, and not touching your face will also be protective. If soap and water aren’t available, use a sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you tested positive after a cOVID-19 evaluation in Houston or think you might have COVID-19, there are a few precautions you need to take to prevent spreading it.
Stay home in a specific room away from others living in the same apartment or house. All public areas and public transportation should be avoided. Patients who are confirmed or suspected to be COVID-19 positive should avoid leaving their homes as much as possible.
Cover your mouth and nose using a facemask when in contact with people and pets to avoid potentially infecting them. Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw it away and wash your hands.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Do not touch your face or others with unwashed hands.
Avoid sharing towels, bedding, and even dishes and cups with people and pets. All personal items used by someone who is COVID-19 should be thoroughly washed with soap and water. Additionally, all frequently touched surfaces and surfaces that come in contact with bodily fluids and secretions should be regularly washed and disinfected.
If you were in close contact with a symptomatic person and developed symptoms within 14 days or that person tests positive, you should get evaluated. Close contact means being within 6 feet of them for a long time, getting coughed on, or having direct contact with any of their fluids.
A false-negative result is when the test result is negative despite the person being infected with COVID-19. This can happen if there was an issue with the sample or the patient is in the early stages of the disease.
Symptomatic patients with negative test results should continue isolation and consult their healthcare providers.
Asymptomatic patients with negative test results should watch out for symptoms up to 14 days after exposure.
A false-positive result is when the test result is positive despite the person not having COVID-19 or carrying the infection. This can happen if there’s an issue with the test itself or with the sample. Contact your healthcare provider if you believe your result may be a false positive.
For any other COVID-19 questions or concerns please call Memorial Village ER at 281-496-6837
Memorial village ER is open 24/7 for all of your emergency needs.