Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 Update & Appointment Guide
Fondren Orthopedic Group is actively monitoring local and national events related to coronavirus. We have been and will continue to collaborate with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Medical Board, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have safeguards in place to protect our patients, employees, and community members, and to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Fondren Orthopedic Group facilities will remain Open
At this point, we are keeping all our clinic facilities open, including our main location at Texas Orthopedic Hospital and satellite locations . We understand the importance of maintaining continuity of care for our patients. We are committed to continuing our communication with you as this situation evolves. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work with the most current information available to make decisions about the health and safety of the Fondren family and patients.
Guidelines and Measures for New and Returning Patients
Prior to scheduling and arriving at your appointment, you will be asked certain screening questions regarding your health and recent travel.
Patients aged 18 or over will be asked to arrive for clinic visits alone, unless you require special accommodations. In this case only one visitor will be allowed to accompany you. Patients needing special accommodations should notify the doctor’s office in advance. An armband will be provided to essential visitors during screening to wear during their visit.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but this will be limited to 1 parent or guardian.
We have also spaced out seating in lobbies and waiting areas in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.
What If You May Have Symptoms
If you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath OR are in direct contact with anyone who is demonstrating these symptoms, do NOT report to Fondren, and instead please call your Primary Care Provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP, then you can call an urgent care. It is recommended that you always call ahead prior to visiting.
If you are feeling sick, are in contact with someone who may be sick, please reschedule your Fondren appointment for a minimum of 14 days out at 713-799-2300.
If you have urgent healthcare concerns, please go to your local Emergency Room or Urgent care. Again, it is recommended that you always call ahead prior to visiting.
Additional Precautions We Are Taking
We have strong protocols in place and are following all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure a safe environment, including:
- Every patient, visitor, vendor, employee and physician is screened before entering
- Points of entry to our facilities have been limited
- Visitor restrictions have been instituted in patient care areas ( Click here for Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s current visitor restrictions)
- We have done, and continue to do, deep cleaning throughout all of our care sites.
For more information or what to do if you are sick, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Hub