Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Texas Orthopedics continues to monitor and follow CDC, state and local guidelines pertaining to COVID restrictions and risk level for communal spread. Based on the current guidelines and risk levels at this time, Texas Orthopedics’ mask policy is OPTIONAL for all physicians, staff and patients.
Visiting Our Office
- Face masks or coverings are optional for all entering our facilities.
- If you prefer to have your provider wear a mask while in the exam room with you, please inform the front desk upon your arrival so that we can properly respect your preference.
- If you prefer to wait outside or in your vehicle in lieu of the waiting room, please notify the front desk upon your arrival and we will text or call you when the provider is ready to see you.
- We currently do not have any limitations on visitors.
In alignment with CDC recommendations, please call our office prior to arrival of an upcoming appointment if any of the following apply to you:
- You have recently tested positive for COVID in the past week.
- You have been in contact with someone that is known COVID positive.
- You are feeling unwell and exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
- You have a fever or have had a fever within the last 72 hours of 100.0 or higher
- You have had any of the following acute COVID symptoms in the last 48 hours
- Shortness of Breath of Chest Tightness
- Change or Loss of Taste and/or Smell
- Body Aches with Chills
- New Onset of Coughing
We're excited to be able to offer our patients a virtual visit with one of our physicians through telemedicine appointments for their orthopedic needs! For more information, visit our telemedicine page.
If you are a patient of Dr. Koval or Dr. Martinez, click here for the latest information regarding your care.
**COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINE has been approved for use. We encourage immunosuppressed patients that are eligible for the booster to consider receiving the booster if they wish, using the same vaccine they received previously. If you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, pick from either the Pfizer or Moderna booster. There is no current guidance at this time as to how long after the initial vaccine one should wait to receive the booster.
Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center Patients
For the latest updates regarding procedures at our surgery center, please visit their page here.
We continue to closely follow updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and locally, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Texas Orthopedics Temporary Policy Updates
We encourage patients who cannot make their scheduled appointment times to cancel via phone call or appointment reminder. We understand that these times are challenging. Any appointment cancellation fees for office visits will be waived during this time.