Anyone who received certain dental or medical procedures at CHW from March 1, 2015 until Feb. 13, 2018, are strongly advised to get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV, which will be provided free of charge at the GCHD office. For a complete list of the procedures affected by this investigation, visit www.gchd.org/chwhealthcheck.
Health officials will also be notifying patients directly who meet the criteria for testing; however, anyone who has a question related to their status can contact the GCHD investigation hotline by phone at 409-938-2397 and an operator will be available to assist them. Patients who have not undergone invasive medical or dental procedures requiring sterilization of equipment, such as blood draws, are not at risk and do not require testing.
Testing services will begin on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Galveston County Health District Public Health Office lon 9850 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Entrance B, in Texas City and will continue until Friday, April 13, 2018. To schedule an appointment, visit www.gchd.org or contact the GCHD Investigation Hotline number at 409-938-2397. Anyone who lives outside Galveston County should contact their physician or local health department to arrange testing.
Operators will be available via the GCHD Investigation Hotline starting on Monday, March 26 at 409-938-2397 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 AM until 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to assist any Coastal Health & Wellness patients who may have additional questions.