Dozens tested in Beaumont for coronavirus

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On March 19, Legacy Community Health clinic reported administering nearly 300 COVID-19 screening tests at its mobile sites in Houston and Beaumont.

In Beaumont alone, 33 tests were administered and are waiting analysis.

“Legacy will test ONLY those who screen positive,” based on certain criteria, the company via a press release March 19. “Right now, that means: People who are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory conditions AND have either traveled recently, domestic or international, OR had contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19.

“Legacy continues to see patients, and is working to help them understand ways to stem the spread of this virus through educational information online, over the phone and in-person. Telemedicine for psychiatry and therapy patients has begun, and certain adult medicine appointments will roll out soon.”

Anyone, whether a current patient or not, with questions about testing for COVID-19 can call the Legacy contact center in Beaumont at (409) 242-2525.