SMH COVID-19 Updates

We at SMH wanted to provide some updates to our community to keep
everyone informed:
1. At this time, we have one confirmed case of CO-VID19 in Stephens County.
2. The hospital does have the test kits and we are able to collect the sample and send it off to be tested. Due to labs being overwhelmed test results are taking longer than anticipated.
3. At this time, we are not allowing any visitors in the Emergency Room. Please wait in the parking lot in your vehicle and a hospital staff member will keep you updated.
4. If you are planning to come to the Emergency Room unless it is a true emergency please call ahead to speak to a nurse so that we can best be prepared to treat you. Please call 254-559-2241.
5. Our radiology and lab departments are doing routine testing at this time.
6. Breckenridge Medical Center is open and seeing scheduled patients. If you feel you need an appointment please call 254-559-3363. If you need a prescription refilled please contact the pharmacy and ask them to send a refill request.
7. SMH Physical Therapy is operating and seeing scheduled patients. Patients are being screened as well before treatment. The Wellness portion of our facility is closed at this time.

We are making every effort to keep patients and employees safe while still
meeting the medical needs of our community. If you have any questions or
concerns please feel free to reach out to us at 254-559-2241.


COVID-19 Information Signs & Symptoms


  • Signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19, including fever, cough and shortness of breath
  • Recent travel to an affected country or state
  • Close contact with any persons confirmed to have, or undergoing evaluation of having COVID-19

It is critically important to follow recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, such as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What Can You Do?

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. According to the CDC, there are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The CDC recommends that you seek medical advice if you have been to China or another affected area in the last 14 days, or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 and feel ill with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness.

Information from Health Care Organizations and Agencies:


  • Texas Department of State Health Services Corona Virus Information

  • Print Resources:


    This page was adapted from CDC.gov, last accessed March 22, 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions