KERRVILLE, Texas — Peterson Health is opening a new COVID-19 screening center at the Hill Country Youth Exhibition Center Monday, March 30, 2020.
You can’t just drive up and get tested though. You must call your primary care provider if you feel you need to be screened.
If you have no primary care provider, you can call the COVID-19 hotline at 896-4200 for instructions.
Cory Edmonson, President and CEO of Peterson Health said in a press release Saturday, “As more people are experiencing symptoms and the wave of community concern grows, Peterson is ready and willing to meet the need for a more assessable option for screening, possible ruling out COVD-19 or treating the symptoms people are experiencing, in a very coordinated and confined setting.”
The operation is a coordinated effort by Peterson Health, the City of Kerrville, Kerr County, and local law enforcement.
“Peterson Outreach Clinic will go live and active at 9:00 am on Monday morning from 9am-3:30pm at the Hill Country Youth Event Center off Highway 27 in Kerrville.”
Who should be screened?
This service is by appointment only and designed for people who are experiencing respiratory symptoms as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) related to COVID-19. Symptoms must include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Peterson Health said Saturday that the situation is ever-changing and that they are committed to making adjustments as needed to include extending hours of operation and adding staff to meet their needs.
“In order to protect the welfare of the healthcare workers on the front line, please make an appointment before arriving, and then stay isolated in your vehicles for the screening and ultimate specimen collection if necessary.”
You can get more information about COVID-19 and Peterson Health on their website, including the daily audio updates.
Peterson Health – Daily Audio Update 03/29/2020
You can also contact Peterson Health by calling the outreach hotline at 830-258-7814.