COVID Emergency Care
COVID Emergency Care at Austin Emergency Center
Austin Emergency Center offers exceptional emergency care for COVID-19 patients, providing a comforting and specialized environment tailored to address the unique medical requirements of individuals affected by the virus. With a team of highly skilled and compassionate medical specialists, we prioritize the well-being and swift treatment of all patients facing COVID-related emergencies.
Our facilities are equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and patient-centered amenities to ensure a safe and supportive experience. Whether dealing with mild symptoms or critical conditions, Austin Emergency Center facilities are accessible round-the-clock to deliver superior medical care promptly and efficiently. Individuals and their families can find reassurance knowing that expert care is at hand, ensuring the highest standard of emergency medical attention for COVID-related concerns.
The Latest Updates on COVID-19
Austin Emergency Center is acutely attuned to the presence of emerging COVID variants, including EG.5, FL.1.5.1, and BA.2.86. Through continuous monitoring, research, and collaboration with healthcare authorities, Austin ER is actively developing comprehensive support strategies to address the evolving challenges posed by these variants and ensure the well-being of our community.
Get Treated Fast: No Wait Times!
Our facilities provide premium testing options for COVID-19
- Rapid Antigen Test
- Results On-Site? Yes
- Test Type: Nasal Swab
- Results: Roughly 15 minutes
- Patients may be referred to a reference lab if needed.
- PCR Test
- Results On-Site? No.
- Test Type: Nasal Swab
- Results: 24 hours
Our facilities offer comprehensive COVID emergency care for:
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
- Bluish Lips or Face
- Fatigue or Inability to Wake or Stay Awake
- Severe or Persistent Headache
- Persistent Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
- Chest Pain
- New Confusion
- Significant Generalized Weakness
- And More!
We also offer access to comprehensive treatments, including:
- IV Treatment/Hydration
- Banana Bags (normal saline with vitamins)
- Prescription for Paxlovid (also known as the “COVID pill”)
Quick Check-in Online for ER Care
Use the online check-in and we’ll be waiting for you at the door! You can always just walk-in 24/7, but by checking in online, you can save even more time.
If this is a life-threatening issue, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. We can’t guarantee a response to your message in a timely fashion according to your emergency condition. We cannot bill Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, or any other government-sponsored plans.
Open 24 Hours: Get Treatment Now!
No Surprise Medical Bills!
We’ve got good news: the “No Surprises Act” took effect at the beginning of this year! Most unexpected medical charges from out-of-network providers are banned by this legislation, meaning you are now protected from surprise billing.
The protections will work similarly to those established by the state of Texas, and the new federal rules will apply to all private insurers, including those provided through the Affordable Care Act.
Insurance companies are also required to provide the same coverage regardless of whether you receive medical attention at an in-network or out-of-network facility.
Learn more about your coverage options here.