Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
During these uncertain times, if you need someone to talk to about your mental health, please call or text the MHMR ICARE Call Center, 817-335-3022. We have trained mental health professionals available 24/7 who can assist you. Your mental health is important to us, and we are here to help.
If you need other community resources, call 2-1-1.
To MHMR patients and families:
My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County takes the health and wellness of the people we serve, staff and community seriously. For updates regarding COVID-19, we encourage families to visit Tarrant County Public Health website.
We remain in regular contact with Tarrant County Public Health and follow the advice and recommendations from relevant local, state and federal health and community leaders regarding necessary precautions and protocols, including when to open or close or reduce services.
We are pleased to be able to offer telehealth to many of our patients during this time. Having a visit by telephone or video conference will allow you to continue to access MHMR services from your home.
Additional Screening and Cleaning:
For the safety of our patients and staff, we will be screening all people entering MHMR facilities and calling all patients/families before home visits. MHMR also has taken steps to continue to mitigate risk by implementing cleaning procedures and enhanced hygiene practices.
We recommend the following steps to protect against COVID-19:
- Wear a mask or face covering.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, please stay home until you are fever-free for 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, or use a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
As the situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to monitor and provide additional guidance when available through the CDC, Department of State Health Services or Tarrant County Public Health. Thank you for your supportive partnership as we work to ensure the safety of the people we serve and staff.
Grace White MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Agencywide Notice of Exposure
Thank you for your continued trust in MHMR. As the transmission of any communicable disease like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID19 at any time or in any place. Be assured that we follow public health and community leader recommendations. Despite our careful attention to sterilization, disinfection, and use of personal barriers, there is still a chance that you could be exposed to an illness in the course of your work, just as you might be on at your gym, grocery store or favorite restaurant. “Social distancing” nationwide has reduced the transmission of COVID19. Although we have taken measures to provide social distancing in our agency, due to the nature of the procedures we provide, it is not always possible to maintain social distancing between the patient and our staff and sometimes other patients.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its protocol regarding close contact for who is at risk due to exposure with someone who has tested positive for COVID19. MHMR has updated its guidelines accordingly.
- Close contact is now defined as: 6 feet or closer, at least 15 minutes of contact, and one party does not have on PPE.
MHMR will communicate with you if we think you were exposed due to close contact.
Resources for families with small children, visit Help Me Grow North Texas
Texas Health and Human Services
While there is understandable concern and widespread news coverage of coronavirus, there also has been a great deal of rumors and misinformation. It’s important to remember that the current risk of getting coronavirus in the United States is low.