Coronavirus Precautions

UT Health Austin is following the most up-to-date CDC screening guidelines for Coronavirus detection. These guidelines are subject to change and we will update our COVID-19 Updates page as developments occur. For the safety of our patients and staff, when you call or visit UT Health Austin, our team members will ask the following questions:

  • Have you had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within 14 days of symptom onset?
  • Do have any of the following symptoms, or have symptoms worsened?
    • Fever (100.0 F)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sore Throat
    • Fatigue (tiredness)

If you answer yes to the first or second question, our team members will advise you on next steps.

Select the button below to visit our COVID-19 Patient Updates page for more information and resources.

Coronavirus Testing

Due to the limited number of COVID-19 tests available to all health care organizations, UT Health Austin COVID-19 (coronavirus) drive-through testing focuses on health care workers, patients who are known contacts of people who tested positive for COVID-19 through a test performed by UT Health Austin, and high-risk individuals who are referred to us by Austin Public Health and our partners in the Ascension/Seton system.

If you have symptoms, including if you feel feverish or have a measured temperature greater than 100.0°F OR you have a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, it’s important for you to be screened for testing.

If you have symptoms that are worsening, including shortness of breath at rest, chest pain, persistently high fever despite fever-lowering medicine, confusion, lightheadedness, or the inability to eat or drink, call your doctor or go to the emergency room. If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to an Emergency Room.