Limited Entrances at Hospitals, Care Facilities
Patients and visitors will have limited access points to our hospital and care facilities. Please view the table for the most up-to-date information.
Our patient intake process involves immediately identifying those who have potential respiratory or other infectious diseases and providing masks and isolation for further screening. If you are admitted, all patient rooms at UTSW Clements University Hospital are private rooms, limiting exposure to other patients.
Intake coordinators are trained to ask an initial round of questions. Infection preventionists and/or infectious disease specialists might ask additional questions to help further guide the potential infectious diagnoses and to order the appropriate tests.
The screening protocol used at UT Southwestern has been developed using the national expertise available from our faculty who are specialty-trained in infectious diseases and in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS).