If you’ve possibly been exposed to the virus and are experiencing symptoms, we recommend that your first contact with a health care provider be through telemedicine. Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care is available 24/7, with no appointment necessary. Be prepared to answer questions about your symptoms, recent travel history and/or contact with potentially infected individuals.. If you’ve possibly been exposed to the virus and are experiencing symptoms, your doctor will work with the city health department and the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
To test for COVID-19, your doctor will likely collect a saliva sample, as well as nasal and throat swabs.