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.
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.)
If you or someone in your care believes they have a medical condition which may be related to COVID-19, call your medical provider first about seeking medical attention. When at all possible and in the absence of an immediate medical emergency, call your medical provider or emergency medical resource before seeking care. Walk-in physician office, walk-in convenient or urgent care, and walk-in emergency room visits are not appropriate and may put others at risk. Calling ahead allows your medical provider to help you gain access to the most appropriate care in the fastest, safest way possible.
For the most recent COVID-19 information presented by the Matagorda County Hospital District, visit https://www.matagordaregional.org/covid19
Matagorda County Hospital District ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.66 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.00.