Information on Driscoll and the COVID-19 Coronavirus
Masks Remain Mandatory at Driscoll Facilities
Because our top priority is the safety and health of our patients and families, employees, physicians and community, Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s Universal Masking Policy remains in effect at all of its facilities.
Everyone is required to wear masks within the hospital and clinics at all times. If visitors do not have a mask, one will be provided.
All visitors should be free of illness and should not have fever, cough or cold symptoms
Driscoll Health System, which consists of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, our specialty centers, clinics and health plan offices located throughout South Texas are meeting and/or exceeding all CDC guidelines to keep our facilities safe for our patients, members, families, employees, volunteers and physicians. Driscoll Children’s Hospital continues to follow our protocols of maintaining physical distancing where possible, using face masks and practicing proper hand hygiene. Driscoll has more than 2,600 employees, both clinical and non-clinical, spread out between Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo and Victoria. We have the appropriate amount of PPE to protect our employees and patients. Driscoll is safe for your child and you.
An appointment is required for COVID-19 Testing.
Please call 361-694-4486 or 361-694-6132 for an appointment.
Most fever, cough, and cold symptoms can be managed at home with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, Motrin and oral hydration fluids like Pedialyte. However, we encourage you to bring your child to the Emergency Department if:
- Child is having difficulty breathing
- Child is dehydrated (crying without tears, infrequent urination)
- Child is overly drowsy or hard to wake
Fever (a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees) in babies less than 3 months old should prompt you to call your primary care physician or bring your child to the Emergency Department.