Texas Medical Board License Renewals Due August 31
If your medical license was set to expire on Feb. 28 or May 31, and you benefited from the Texas Medical Board’s automatic extension due to COVID-19, your license renewal fees are coming due Aug. 31. The extension also applied to newly licensed physicians and physician assistants whose initial registrations were due between March and June of this year. Read more
Texas HHSC: Letter to Texas Employers
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have received reports that some employers are requiring their employees to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before they can return to work after an illness. However, we at DSHS are not recommending COVID-19 testing be required before returning to work. Read full letter here and you can read the Spanish version here.
San Antonio Metro Health Town Hall: COVID-19 Critical Care Update
On August 18th Dr. Stephen Derdack, PulmCCM discussed his ICU work in New York City and San Antonio in treating COVID-19 at the Metro Health Tele Town Hall. Watch video here
Nine ways to fight the Pandemic Blues
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on humanity’s physical health and as the virus continues to spread and social distancing and other public health measures go on, mental health issues are skyrocketing. The pandemic blues can be difficult to shake but Dr. Kanzler is offering several coping mechanisms.
COVID-19 Office Safety Measures
To help your staff remember to stay safe or to provide staff with more tips on how to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace, we have created this poster that you can print out and hang near other workplace posters.
Free PPE Supplies
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Bexar County Medical Society and the Strategic Alliance for Emergency Response (SAFER Texas) have sent over 1,030 PPE care packages to physician practices containing over 160,000 pieces of PPE. This effort has helped roughly 10,182 healthcare professionals through this ongoing project. A huge Thank You to Gwendolyn Quintana and the SAFER Texas volunteers who have made this project work!
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.