YES, We're open!
First, we want to express our sincere hope that you, your friends and family are healthy during these potentially stressful times.
Our goal is to remain fully staffed during this trying time and take the orthopaedic burden off the local Hospitals and ERs. If you have an orthopaedic injury, consider coming to our walk-in Priority Care clinic, instead of flooding the emergency rooms. We are fully equipped with our in-house digital x-ray, casting, labs, and medical equipment to help you through almost any orthopaedic trauma.
We want to reassure you we are doing everything we can to avoid reducing office hours as the COVID-19 coronavirus impacts our community. Our MAIN office will remain open unless otherwise instructed by the CDC, state or local public officials. We also continue services at the satellite clinics, however please call prior to walk in, as day swill remain rotating. If you are needing an appointment, please call our main office at (361) 854-0811 or request an appointment online. Our Priority Care clinic remains open and fully operational to help you avoid the ER for othopaedic emergencies.
During this time, we ask that you keep your appointment if you currently have one scheduled. Please reschedule your appointment with us if you are ill.
If you have the following symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath, we recommend you contact your primary care provider.
IMPORTANT: If you have COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed, please contact us in advance before coming in.
During this complex time, South Texas Bone and Joint, continues to make your medical care our priority. We are taking precautions to keep you and your family safe during your visits with us.
We kindly ask for 1 visitor to accompany the patient to the clinic area and we are restricting anyone under 18, excluding patients, from entering the clinic area. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.
We are limiting the number of patients within our waiting area and have rearranged seating to distance patients who are waiting for their appointments. We ask that chairs not be removed from their current placement.
We are sending out screening questionnaires to better assess your medical status. We ask that you complete them honestly and completely prior to your visit. Again, if you are not feeling well, we ask you to call and reschedule your appointment.
As a secondary screening measure, we will be providing fever screening as you enter the STBJ lobby. A temperature of over 99 degrees F. will be considered elevated and you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
We traditionally provide one on one patient care with no more than 10 patients at a time, with our licensed therapists, in our facility. So, yes, we continue to be open. We continue to use EPA approved cleaners to sanitize our facility and equipment after each use. We also ask that if you are experiencing any illness or headaches, to call and reschedule your appointment. It's no fun working out when you feel bad.
IMPORTANT: If you have COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed, please contact us in advance before coming in and please contact the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200 and a representative will give you instructions.