COVID Emergency Care at Altus Emergency Centers
Altus Emergency Centers offers exceptional emergency care for COVID-19 patients, providing a comforting and specialized environment tailored to address the unique medical requirements of individuals affected by the virus. With a team of highly skilled and compassionate medical specialists, we prioritize the well-being and swift treatment of all patients facing COVID-related emergencies.
Our facilities are equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and patient-centered amenities to ensure a safe and supportive experience. Whether dealing with mild symptoms or critical conditions, Altus Emergency Centers are accessible round-the-clock to deliver superior medical care promptly and efficiently. Individuals and their families can find reassurance knowing that expert care is at hand, ensuring the highest standard of emergency medical attention for COVID-related concerns.
The Latest Updates on COVID-19
Altus Emergency Centers is acutely attuned to the presence of emerging COVID variants, including EG.5, FL.1.5.1, and BA.2.86. Through continuous monitoring, research, and collaboration with healthcare authorities, Altus is actively developing comprehensive support strategies to address the evolving challenges posed by these variants and ensure the well-being of our community.
Our facilities provide premium testing options for COVID-19.
- Rapid Antigen Test
- Results On-Site? Yes
- Test Type: Nasal Swab
- Results: Roughly 15 minutes
- Patients may be referred to a reference lab if needed.
- PCR Test
- Results On-Site: No.
- Test Type: Nasal Swab
- Results: 24 hours
Our facilities offer comprehensive COVID emergency care for:
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
- Bluish Lips or Face
- Fatigue or Inability to Wake or Stay Awake
- Severe or Persistent Headache
- Persistent Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
- Chest Pain
- New Confusion
- Significant Generalized Weakness
- And More!
We also offer access to comprehensive treatments, including:
- IV Treatment/Hydration
- Banana Bags (normal saline with vitamins)
- Prescription for Paxlovid (also known as the “COVID pill”)
Checking in online before your arrival can save you and your child even more time in the waiting room!
Fill out the form below for even faster access to pediatric emergency care.
No Surprise Medical Bills!
We’ve got good news: the “No Surprises Act” took effect at the beginning of this year! Most unexpected medical charges from out-of-network providers are banned by this legislation, meaning you are now protected from surprise billing.
The protections will work similarly to those established by the state of Texas, and the new federal rules will apply to all private insurers, including those provided through the Affordable Care Act.
Insurance companies are also required to provide the same coverage regardless of whether you receive medical attention at an in-network or out-of-network facility.
Learn more about your coverage options here.
Real Life Patient Stories
“Been here twice within the last two weeks. Excellent service from the office personnel to the medical staff. Great bedside manner and medical care. Such a wonderful professional group. Would highly recommend this medical facility.”
“I was in a coughing fit, and it was 3 a.m. My husband and I were growing concerned because of COVID-19, and already losing several friends from not being able to breathe. I was unsure of what we were dealing with, so we chose to go straight to Altus in Lake Jackson. We were greeted promptly, and the wait was very short before they brought me to a room. I was seen by two nurses who were very thorough with their questions. I was taken for a chest X-ray ( the attendant was sweet and explained the process), then back to the room. I was offered water and a blanket. Waited for the doctor, who explained what his thoughts were, gave me some meds, and went home. Thank you for your professionalism and compassion. A special shout-out to nurse Jenny.”
“Altus is incredible! I was having pain and respiratory issues, and my visit was incredibly fast. Everybody was professional and helpful, and I feel 1,000% better than I did when I walked in there! The best part is that I didn’t need to pay much at all!”
“The staff was warm, welcoming, and caring. They followed COVID protocol. All procedures & medication administrations were explained. I was so sick I really didn’t care what needed to be done, just, please, do it. I recovered exactly as they predicted. I’ll choose them every time. Oh, no wait time, either. I was taken to a room immediately.”