Patient Information

  • COVID Treatment

    Learn more about what it is, who it can help, and how to schedule.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Available

    Currently, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose.

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  • The Delta Wave: Important Info

    UTMB is seeing a steep increase in the number of COVID-19 patients. 

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Vaccine & Boosters

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines have only been approved for ages 12 and up; we are not able to offer a vaccine to anyone under 12 per FDA regulations. A parent or legal guardian must be present for any minor (age 12-17) receiving a COVID vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Also Available at the Galveston County Health District

  • Schedule a booster through Galveston County Health District at https://gchd.org/covidvaccine
  • Call the Galveston County Health District vaccine line: (409) 938-7221

Before you pick a time: 

  • Please ensure we have accurate email and cell phone contact information, so that we may reach you in a timely manner if necessary.
  • Masking is required in all UTMB primary care and urgent care locations.
  • If you are currently participating in or have participated in a COVID vaccine study, please contact your study coordinator before scheduling.

BEGIN THE SCHEDULING PROCESS BELOW:

  
  • Please follow instructions on this web page to schedule your vaccine as an employee.

  • Select desired dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine:

       
    • Do you want the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

       
    • Did you previously receive the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

       
      • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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      • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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    • Did you previously receive 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over 6 months ago?

       
      • Which vaccine did you receive?

         
        • Are you age 65 or older?

           
            • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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          • Are you age 18-64 and have an occupation that puts you at higher risk of contracting or transmitting covid 19?

             
              • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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            • Are you over the age of 18 and your health care provider has told you that you have an underlying condition that may increase your risk from a COVID-19 infection or do you live in a residential care facility?

               
                • Please Note: Multiple vaccine sites may be listed. Scroll down to ensure that you have selected a site convenient to you.

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              • Based on your answers you do not meet the criteria outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster. Please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu for any COVID-19 vaccine related questions.

        • Boosters for patients who previously received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are not yet approved for scheduling. Please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu for any COVID-19 vaccine related questions.

      • Based on your answers you do not meet the criteria outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster. Please call (832) 632-6731 or email C19Vacsch@utmb.edu for any COVID-19 vaccine related questions.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 TESTING: To ensure we offer a safe environment for all patients, we are now scheduling all COVID-19 testing and are no longer offering walk-in testing. Please schedule online below or call (832) 632-6731. Choose the time and location that best fits your need from many sites in the region. Evening and weekend hours are available for testing. To schedule to see an urgent or primary care provider please visit the same day care webpage.

  • COVID-19 testing is available at many UTMB Health sites, schedule the next available covid test in a location near you.
  • Based on current demand, COVID test results at UTMB Health are usually available in 48 hours or less.  

START HERE to Schedule a COVID Test Only Visit: Choose the time & location that best fits your schedule.

  
  • Please follow instructions on this web page to sign up/into my chart and schedule your test.

  • This appointment is for COVID testing ONLY.
    Please select a time for your COVID-19 TEST ONLY visit.

    IMPORTANT:
    · All Urgent Care clinics serve adults and children.
    · Pediatric and adult time slots IN GALVESTON are separate. Be sure to read the RED title above the available times to choose the correct type of provider. Any adults scheduled into pediatric slots may need rescheduling.
    · Always confirm the correct clinic location by double-checking the appointment confirmation page.

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UTMB Safety Requirements

Caring for you & keeping you safe. Always.

You need routine care to stay healthy. As always, UTMB is here to help. Our expert physicians and healthcare providers are ready to meet your needs. Safely and comfortably.

UTMB has resumed services across the region for our patients and continues to take measures to ensure the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and your health and wellness are our top priority. Please visit the Appointment Information page for all appointment options or call our Access Center at (800) 917-8906 for an appointment.