COVID Safety Protocols
In accordance with CDC guidelines, Hope Clinic is employing the following safety protocols to keep patients and staff safe during the pandemic:
- Frequent handwashing by staff
- Requirement of masks for all patients and staff
- Enhanced facility cleaning and disinfecting
- Social Distancing requirements within the facility
- Prescreening of patients to prevent ill patients within clinic building
- Temperature checks of all staff and patients prior to entering the building
- Employment of Telehealth to provide quality care for ill patients
- Modified visitor policy to minimize waiting room crowding
Drive-Thru COVID Testing
Every Monday through Friday, free drive-thru COVID testing is available for current Hope Clinic patients. Testing times are from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Patients remain in their cars during testing and results are available within 3 – 5 days. Please call ahead at (469) 800-2500 to let us know you are coming.
COVID Vaccine Questions
Lately, there have been lots of news stories and questions concerning the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations. Some of those stories have warned about side-effects from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. We stand by the government testing of all COVID-19 vaccines. In an effort to keep our clients well informed, we’re providing the following links to complete information about the vaccines.Click on the links below to get the latest answers.
COVID Vaccine Referrals
We encourage you to register for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. This is an important way to protect yourself and your community.
Go to www.garlandtx.gov/COVID19 to register and for links to other vaccine providers in the region.
The internet contains some excellent information which can be valuable to
patients. However, there is also health information on the internet that is biased
or simply inaccurate. We encourage our patients to discuss questions regarding
what they have read with their physician, especially before making any active
changes to their health or medication regimen.
The following sites provide accurate and reliable information, and are
recommended by our physicians:
Dallas County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians available in English and Spanish.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides information on vaccines, infectious disease, and other public health concerns.
Website of the American diabetes Association, provides thorough educational material in English and Spanish.
Website features easy to understand information, including descriptions of medications, laboratory testing and medical procedures.
National Cancer Institute website gives information on types of cancer and treatment options, support resources, and much more.