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August 6, 2020

New research shows patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during #COVID19. When every second counts, this is a matter of life and death.

Don't delay care because of #COVID19. Emergency rooms are SAFE and ready for YOU.

August 4, 2020

REMINDER: Texas medical facilities are consistently conducting symptom screenings and temperature checks to catch any potential #COVID19 cases immediately.

Patients who may have #COVID19 are taken to designated treatment areas to ensure safety for all visitors.

Physicians are prepared to handle ANY emergency, and they’re ready for you when you need care.

July 30, 2020

We stand with the Texas physicians who are working diligently to provide excellent care in emergency rooms throughout the state during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Thanks to your ongoing commitment to patient safety, no one needs to think twice about an ER visit.


July 28, 2020

DID YOU KNOW: ERs like the one at UTSW Clements Hospital in Dallas are designed with airflow systems to handle pandemic situations, and patients with #COVID19 are treated in a separate area of the hospital.

ERs are ready for anyone, anything, anytime.

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July 23, 2020

In hospitals across Texas, masks are 100% mandatory for EVERYONE at all times – patients, visitors, staff and doctors.

This is just one of the many precautions that physicians are taking to keep you safe when you need emergency care.

July 21, 2020

Texas emergency rooms are SAFE and OPEN. 

Emergency physicians are taking every precaution to ensure a safe, reliable space for anyone who needs it – whether your emergency is #COVID19 related or not.

Be aware that delaying medical care can greatly worsen your outcome.

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July 20, 2020

TCEP is urging people with symptoms of potentially serious medical conditions like chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, weakness and dizziness, to seek immediate medical care at emergency rooms or by calling 911 during the #COVID19 pandemic. We're speaking out because new data shows people may be avoiding hospitals out of fear of the coronavirus, and that could lead to complications and death in some cases.

July 17, 2020

Thank you to Texas emergency physicians who are going above and beyond to keep patients safe during the #COVID pandemic.

From rigorous sanitation protocols to stringent screening processes, we know you're taking every precaution possible.

July 16, 2020

#COVID19 has disrupted daily lives in many ways, but emergency rooms have stood – and remain – a constant pillar that Texans can rely on.

We're grateful to all of the emergency care providers in Texas who are going the extra mile to protect patients during these challenging times.

July 14, 2020

Did you know? A recent @KaiserHealthNews survey found nearly half of Americans have delayed medical care because of #COVID19. And 11% of those who delayed care saw worsened health conditions as a result.

Patient safety is the top priority for Texas emergency physicians. Do not delay in seeking care. It could be a matter of life and death. #ChooseCareNotFear

July 9, 2020

FACT: Ignoring new weakness, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain or severe abdominal pain to avoid going to the hospital during #COVID19 can be dangerous and even deadly.

A health emergency is an emergency. Don't delay care.

July 8, 2020

TCEP is partnering with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to encourage everyone to wear a mask as we work together to slow the transmission of #COVID19.

July 7, 2020

Stroke victims have shown a dangerous trend of delaying care during the #COVID19 pandemic. Remember that EVERY SECOND COUNTS.

Seek immediate care for symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, tingling or blurred vision.

Emergency rooms are ready for you, and care providers are going above and beyond with new health protocols to keep you safe. #ChooseCareNotFear.

July 4, 2020

With the Fourth of July approaching and communities across the country still battling COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to stay safe and take precautions with large gatherings and firework celebrations, but not to hesitate to go to the ER if you have an emergency.