Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room

The World Health Organization declared the highly contagious COVID-19 virus was a pandemic in March 2020. By the end of the year, the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 continued to reach all-time highs in the United States. At Spring Hospital in Spring, Texas, the hospital staff offers drive-through testing for the virus and keeps the community updated with the latest information and news. If you want to know more about testing or have questions about COVID-19, call the hospital or visit the emergency room to get the help you need.

Spring Hospital

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room located in Spring, TX

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Spring Hospital offers drive-through testing with a 24-48 hour turnaround on results. You don’t need to make an appointment, just fill out the registration form online and be sure to send your driver’s license and insurance card if you have one.

Testing is available Monday through Friday. The drive-through is set-up behind the hospital from 8 am to 4 pm. You should go through the ambulance bay at the emergency room from 4 pm to 8 am. 

You receive a nasal swab PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test and get your result through email. COVID-19 testing is free if you have medical insurance. Without insurance, the self-pay fee is $150.00.

What symptoms occur if I have COVID-19?

COVID-19 causes a wider range of symptoms than you may realize.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Difficulty breathing

If you experience any trouble breathing, don’t hesitate to seek treatment at Spring Hospital’s emergency room. It has the advanced equipment needed to support your treatment.  

In addition to the common symptoms, you may also experience other flu and neurological symptoms with COVID-19, including:

  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Changes in vision
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Painful, itchy skin lesions on your hands or feet

You may also develop a rash or have nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children have the same symptoms as adults.

How can I prevent COVID-19?

If you haven’t had a vaccination, you can still protect yourself from others with three steps: wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequently washing your hands.

Wearing a mask does much more than stop you from spreading the virus to other people. A mask also protects you from breathing in the virus when you’re around people who may be infected.

Masks also give you an extra layer of protection when you suddenly find yourself in a place where you can’t keep at least six feet between yourself and others.

What do we know about the COVID-19 vaccine today?

Everything we know about COVID-19 continues to evolve, but vaccines have been produced, tested, and released. The initial vaccination schedule prioritizes the people that most need protection: health care workers, emergency responders, high-risk patients like the elderly, and essential personnel.

You can count on Spring Hospital to regularly update you on the latest developments and how you can get vaccinated.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, call Spring Hospital to learn if you should see a doctor or do drive-through testing.