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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE

COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE FOR THE COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY

For the Coastal Bend Residents Community

(Corpus Christi, Texas, June 22, 2020) – Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms announce that due to an influx in demand for COVID-19 testing, it is urging the community to follow this updated COVID-19 testing recommendation.

Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms in the Coastal Bend tested 2,100 patients week June 14 – June 21, and of these, 10% have been identified as COVID-19 probable cases per Department of Texas Health Services guidelines. These cases are reported to state and county officials daily.

COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE

1. Wait at least 4 days from date of suspected exposure before testing for a more accurate diagnosis.

2. If you have NO symptoms, be prepared for long wait times. Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms must prioritize patient needs. If a patient is in acute distress, we must treat them first.  

3. Please limit phone time with our emergency rooms. The phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care providers and physicians, and to provide patient test results as quickly as possible. 

Physicians Premier is currently recognized to accept Medicare patients during this time and until further notice, providing our Medicare patients with access to closest and most immediate care available. 

Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms care about our community, our patients and their loved ones. 

We are here for you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

About Physicians Premier Emergency Rooms

Physicians Premier ER offers patients a modern emergency room experience from the moment they walk through the doors, to paying the bill. Differences include being seen by a board-certified ER Physician, virtually no wait, fast on-site labs, X-Ray, and CT Scan results, a single bill for all services provided, locations closer to home, a relaxing environment, and swift referral to area hospitals if necessary. Physicians Premier ER bills all private insurance, accepts self-pay uninsured patients and now may accept Medicare patients.

Freestanding Emergency Rooms have proven to provide a valuable, timely and often life-saving service to local communities – relieving the overburden of centrally located hospital ERs.


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