Two Southside Clinics Adjusting Operations to Half-Day to Incorporate COVID-19 Preparedness
Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ health & wellness centers adjusting hours on 3/16/2020
San Antonio, TX (March 16, 2020)– Methodist HealthcareMinistries of South Texas, Inc.– a private, faith-based not-for-profit that owns and operates two integrated-care clinics in San Antonio and two School Based Health Centers in the surrounding area will adjust its clinical operating hours beginning March 17, 2020.
In San Antonio, both the Wesley Health & Wellness Center and Dixon Health & Wellness Center will adjust operating hours to 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The adjusted hours will ensure proper COVID-19 protocols are in place following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local best practices for social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus among the vulnerable populations served by Methodist Healthcare Ministries. The organization has already suspended its community programming—including parenting classes and recreation and enrichment activities for youth, adults and seniors—until April 13 in an effort to create the safest environment of care possible. Following district closures, the SCUC and Marion ISD clinics will be closed until further notice.
In addition to the modified hours, both clinics have increased their sanitization schedule to ensure all hard surfaces are disinfected and begun screening all guests through a single entry point for COVID-19 indicators to determine how best to care for them.
Both the amended operating schedule and adjusted sanitization and patient entrance process allow for increased risk-mitigation while continuing to provide affordable, high quality care for the least-served in the San Antonio area. Patients and clients can call (210) 922-6922 for more information about appointments. For clinical and community programming operations updates, visit www.mhm.org.
WHO: Methodist HealthcareMinistries of South Texas, Inc.
WHAT: Two southside clinics adjusting patient hours to 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in response to COVID-19 public health concerns.
WHERE: Wesley Health & Wellness Center (1406 Fitch Street, San Antonio, TX 78211) and Dixon Health & Wellness Center (4212 E. Southcross, San Antonio, TX 78222)
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020
WHY: Adjusting operations moving forward to best serve patients admidst COVID-19 public health concerns.
Note: Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ health & wellness centers are not COVID-19 screening/testing sites.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.