To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt and Longview Mayor Dr. Andy Mack have issued mandatory “Shelter-at-Home” order effective Thursday, March 26th at 11:59 PM and ending Thursday, April 9th at 11:59 PM. Specific details and frequently asked questions about the shelter in place order can be found at https://www.longviewtexas.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2562.
Healthcare appointments are designated as “essential” activities under the shelter in place guidelines, meaning you are allowed to leave home for medical needs. As such, Longview Orthopedic is open to care for the needs of our community. We offer same day appointments and welcome walk-ins for all orthopedic, spine and foot & ankle concerns. Avoid the wait of the emergency department by calling for your same day appointment or stop by either our Longview or Marshall location.
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5 PM
Monday - Wednesday: 8AM - 5 PM
Thursday & Friday: 8AM to noon
If you have questions about an existing or new appointment, please contact us by phone or the “Contact Us” form on our website. We will be happy to assist you.
Dear Longview Orthopedic Patient,
We understand the growing concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the communities we serve. The health and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff is our top priority. Longview Orthopedic Clinic has been actively preparing its offices, physicians, and employees to identify possible patients with the COVID-19 virus and to prevent transmission to themselves, other patients, and visitors.
Based on current guidance and our own standards and practices, we remain open and ready to provide exceptional patient care experiences.
We are permitting only one caregiver to accompany patients to our locations at this time. If you have traveled internationally, traveled on any cruise ship, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we MUST reschedule your appointment for a future date.
Please call the office and our staff will reschedule your appointment. We will be screening every patient at check in to identify and limit potential exposure to COVID-19 in our clinics.
As the virus continues to spread, we want to protect and safeguard our most vulnerable patients – the elderly, people with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. This includes patients with cancer, organ transplant, immune deficiency, and those on some medications that suppress their immune system.
Elderly and higher-risk patients should consider changing any routine, non-urgent visits to a later date.
Our staff has been trained in infection control practices, standard precautions, and hand hygiene.
As the situation evolves, we are keeping up with and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health departments.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:
The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. People over the age of 60, and others who have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.
As you touch people, surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Although there is no vaccine available to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection. CDC and WHO recommend following the standard precautions for avoiding respiratory viruses:
We will update this information as new details become available.
If you have specific questions or concerns about a new or upcoming appointment you have with us, please reach out to our Medical Assistant Line at 903-758-2746 option 4.
Longview Orthopedic Clinic