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Vaccine clinics available at CHRISTUS

by Logan Vaughan

Due to a sharp increase in Emergency Room visits as a result of the spike in COVID-19, please expect longer wait times than normal at CHRISTUS-Mother Frances Sulphur Springs. Rest assured we at CHRISTUS-Mother Frances Sulphur Springs are doing everything we can to provide high quality care in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for allowing us to provide for your healthcare needs, while extending grace to our staff.

COVID Vaccine Clinics:

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs will host a COVID Vaccine Clinic every Friday morning from 9am to 11am in the main lobby of the hospital until further notice. The available vaccines include Moderna (2-doses, ages 18 and older), Pfizer (2-doses, ages 12 and older) and Johnson & Johnson (1-dose, ages 18 and older), Appointments not required, but parent/guardian must accompany anyone 17 and younger.

Carter Bloodcare Blood Drive:

The Carter Bloodcare Bus will be parked in the front parking lot of our hospital in Sulphur Springs on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 9am until 2pm. Our local blood supply is at an all-time low creating a serious supply issue.

To sign up to give blood, or for questions, please call Yeon Mi Kim at 903-438-4380 or call/text Carter Bloodcare at 800-366-2834. All donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Sports Medicine:

FREE Saturday Athletic Injury Clinic for student athletes of all ages is just around the corner. The Saturday sports clinic will be held every Saturday from 9am to 11am, on August 21 through November 13. Athletes will get an exam and free x-ray to determine a plan of care to treat their injury. The location will be the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Orthopedic Office at 103B Medical Circle in Sulphur Springs.

For more information about our Sports Medicine program, or Orthopedic services, please call our office at 903-885-6688.

Please help us preserve our masks for our healthcare providers, and bring your own mask.

With COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing in our community, the hospital requires all visitor to wear a mask while in the facility. There is no entry into the hospital without a mask. Visitors may wear a cloth or medical mask. Thank you for your continued support of the safety of our patients and associates.

Hospital Bed Availability:

While some hospitals are on divert due to a critical COVID surge, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital continues to serve patients, and has available hospital beds, both for COVID and non-COVID diagnoses.

Hospital Visitation Updates:

Please note the following guidelines:

· Visitors must acquire masks themselves prior to entering our facility; cloth masks are acceptable. Masks must cover both the nose and the mouth. Visitors must remain masked during their time in the hospital.

· Emergency Department entrance open 24/7

· Main Entrance open 5am to 5pm, Monday – Friday

Gift Shop- open

· Visiting hours are 7am to 9pm

Types of Visitors:

§ COVID receiving aerosol treatments: via tele-visitation only;

§ COVID not receiving aerosol treatments: 1 Essential support person at a time – Essential support person will be given a visible wrist band

· COVID unit visitor must remain the same throughout stay

§ ICU/ER: 1 Essential support person only

§ All other patients may have 1 Essential support person and 1 visitor (up to 2 persons in room at a time)

Hours of Operation

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Urgent Care – Sulphur Springs

Starting Monday, August 16, 2021, CHRISTUS Urgent Care will be open Monday through Saturday, 8am until 6pm. The Urgent Care is located at 1339 S. Broadway, and the phone number to call is 903.951.1001.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System includes:

Bed count – 402 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler

Bed count – 8 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – South Tyler

Bed count – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Jacksonville

Bed Count – 96 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs

Bed count – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro

Bed count – 94 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital

Bed count – 96 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart – Tyler

Bed count – 51 – Tyler Continue CARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital

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