Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP) has implemented temporary changes to our daily operations at all MEHOP locations including Bay City, Wharton and Palacios. These temporary changes are designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our communities without reducing access to care. Here are a few things we’d like to share which are effective as of Monday, March 16, 2020.
- There will be a limit of one parent/guardian, or companion for those needing assistance per patient unless medical necessity dictates otherwise.
- All patients, parent/guardian or companion and visitors entering MEHOP locations are subject to immediate screening. All patients, parent/guardian or companion and visitors with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be redirected as appropriate.
- Visitors are asked to email or call, and refrain from making in person visits to clinics or administration offices.
- For staff and patient safety, staff will be taking extra precautions by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). The use of PPE reduces risk of exposure to any infectious disease including COVID-19, Flu, Common Cold, etc.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding while we do our part in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you or someone in your care believes they have a medical condition which may be related to COVID-19, call your medical provider or emergency room facilities first about seeking medical attention. Walk-in visits are discouraged and may put others at risk. Calling ahead allows your medical provider to help you gain access to the most appropriate care in the fastest, safest way possible.