Important Notices

Due to access limitations during times of crisis or inclement weather, the information on this page may not be timely or accurate. Never ignore official weather, preparedness, evacuation, or safety warnings issued by local, state, and federal agencies because of something you read on this page. Always call 911 immediately if you are experiencing an emergency of any kind.

Matagorda County Hospital District ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

If you believe you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but are not experiencing a medical emergency, call your primary care provider (personal or family doctor) for a phone or in-person screening. Starting with your primary care provider for screening and COVID-19 test orders is the fastest, safest, and most affordable way to seek testing or care for COVID-19. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms who is also experiencing a medical emergency, which may include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face, should call 911 immediately and alert the operator about their symptoms.

Note: This update replaces the notice posted on 3/11/2020 at 9:01am: “COVID-19 Call Before Seeking Care”

Note: Visit Matagorda County’s COVID-19 Public Information Page by clicking here.

 

When ordered to evacuate in the event of inclement weather or any other emergency situation, healthcare services in our county will be disrupted. Disruption may range from longer response times and/or reduced services to no healthcare services at all.

We strongly encourage all residents to evacuate when ordered – especially those who need continuous access to uninterrupted healthcare services. Below is just a partial list of patients who may be at significantly higher risk during times of healthcare disruption. If you or someone in your care needs timely access to medical attention, following local orders to evacuate is always the right thing to do.

Here is a partial list of high-risk patients who should become and remain prepared for potential evacuation during hurricane season:

  • Expectant mothers
  • Dialysis patients
  • IV Therapy patients
  • Anyone currently receiving Home Health services
  • Anyone discharged from the hospital within the past 30 days
  • Anyone who visited the Emergency Room within the past 30 days
  • Anyone with home equipment requiring electricity (oxygen, ventilator, etc.)

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