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In light of recent announcements from the city, county, and state officials around mask mandates, we would like to reinforce the importance of mask-wearing. We are continuing to follow the CDC guidelines and recommendations. All patients, visitors, and staff are still required to wear a mask in our facilities, even once vaccinated.

While we continue to be encouraged by the declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, coupled with increasing vaccinations, we cannot let up on the evidence-based practices that have helped keep Texans safe over the last year. With new COVID-19 variants quickly spreading across our communities, masking up, distancing from others, and practicing hand hygiene is essential to help stop the spread and reduce transmission of these mutations.

Thank you for understanding and for helping us protect our patients, families, and employees.

Office Openings – Friday 2/19

Please see the list below for our office openings.

Allen Clinic – Open regular hours

Central Lab – Open regular hours

Colleyville Clinic – Open at 9:00 am

Fielder Clinic – Open regular hours

Glenview Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Green Oaks Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Keller Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Mansfield Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Northlake Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Plano Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Randol Mill Clinic – Open regular hours

Richardson Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

Viridian Clinic – Closed – Virtual only

WEATHER ALERT!

Please Note: We are still seeing patients virtually! You can go ahead and make an appointment online!

Weather Closures:

Due to the ongoing weather and safety of our staff and patients, we have decided to close our offices (with the exception of our Allen Clinic) Thursday, February 18th. If you had an in-person appointment scheduled, our team will be contacting you to reschedule your appointment. We will continue to provide virtual appointments.

Keller Clinic Notice:

Unfortunately, like many people and businesses around the area, we have experienced a water line break and major damage. All virtual appointments will proceed as scheduled. All physicians will be working at the Northlake and Colleyville locations until restoration is completed.

Phone Outages:

We are experiencing intermittent phone outages due to weather, please call the following number if you are in need of urgent medical services. You can also utilize our patient portal for other questions or needs. https://fhcatx.com/patient-resources/patient-portal/

Answering Service (817) 571-7000

  • Keller
  • Glenview
  • Northlake
  • Colleyville

Answering Service (817) 370-3475

  • Viridian
  • Mansfield
  • Green Oaks
  • Fielder

Answering Service (844) 976-3697

  • Richardson

Answering Service (972) 216-6528

  • Plano

Answering Service (972) 562-6077

  • Allen

There’s Never Been A Better Time to Adopt a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

February is “American Heart Month,” a time for all of us at Family Healthcare Associates to inspire more individuals to focus on their heart health. With COVID tragically taking so many of our family and friends this past year, it’s remarkable to think heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States (650,000 Americans die of heart disease each year).

That’s why we are taking this moment to promote a healthy lifestyle, which involves changing the way many of us live our lives. The good news is we are not helpless when it comes to heart disease, there is so much we can do together, and guess what? Studies show people have a better chance of changing their routines if they do it with family so, here are some ways you and your loved ones can get heart healthy today.

Change Your Diet

Try eating more meals that contains vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, poultry, or beans. Limit foods high in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and set aside time to make heart healthy recipes for your family.

Lose Weight

Carrying extra weight increases your risk of having a myriad of health issues. We suggest eating healthier while also taking part in heart-healthy activities, like going for a bike ride with your kids after school, or taking an online exercise class, or even having a Zoom dance party with your family.

Reduce Stress

Hypertension and stress is a leading cause of heart disease, and high blood pressure. We suggest individuals speak with someone they trust to help cope with stress. Daily exercise and meditation also helps to clear your mind.

Get Proper Sleep

Did you know not getting enough sleep increases your risk of heart disease? Try to get 7 to 8 hours a night, do not eat late meals, and stick to a consistent bedtime.

Quit Smoking

Every American should know that tobacco damages your heart and lungs. Quitting smoking is not easy but many do it every day. When you decide to stop, let your friends and family know, and ask for their support.

Monitor Your Health

Keep track of your daily blood pressure, weight, diet, and exercise routine, it will help you stick to your new lifestyle. Caring for your heart-health can be a daily battle, but it’s simpler than you think. If you can get your family onboard with a new healthier lifestyle, you can do it together.

National Women Physicians Day

Today we honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849.

Family Healthcare Associates is proud of our Women Physicians and celebrate all their hard work for their patients and our clinics.

A Cervical Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and all of us here at Family Healthcare Associates encourage women to take care of their health through routine cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations. According to the American Cancer Society, last year 13,800 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and tragically 4,290 lives were lost.  Our goal is to help reduce that number by spreading awareness until cervical cancer is a thing of the past.

In the 1970s, cervical cancer was the leading cause of death for women in the United States—but not anymore. What changed? Cancer screenings. Since precancerous cell changes grow into cancer over time, regular screenings are extremely effective at detecting abnormal changes. That’s why we recommend all women age 25 to 65 get a Pap test (or Pap smear) every three years.

We also encourage women to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years, which is administered the same way as a Pap Smear. If primary HPV testing is not available in your area, screenings may be done with a co-test, which combines an HPV test with a Pap test every 5 years. Both tests are simple, fast, and painless.

Considering 90% of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV, after getting screened, why not get the HPV vaccine? The vaccine targets the two HPV strains that are passed through sexual activity. If you are a parent, we recommend that you vaccinate your children before they become sexually active. Vaccinations can start as early 12 years old for both boys and girls. Keep in mind, the HPV vaccine doesn’t treat an HPV infection, but it can prevent the transmission of strains you haven’t already been infected with. Women in the United States have taken great strides in decreasing cervical cancer since the 1970s, let’s continue to take care of ourselves by getting screened this month.  Make an appointment today with one of our physicians, and let’s fight cervical cancer together.

RED CROSS/FHCA BLOOD DRIVE

Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Monday, Feb 1st .

FHCA is partnering up with the Red Cross for a blood drive at our Fielder location:

1300 S. Fielder Rd.
Arlington, TX 76013

A bus is scheduled to come out from 10am – 3:30pm.

Click here for more information or to sign up.

           www.redcrossblood.org

              Sponsor code “fhca”

             or call 1-800-RedCross

COVID 19 Vaccine Information

Availability and scheduling is determined by Tarrant County Medical Society; this service is NOT provided by Family HealthCare Associates.

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE HELPFUL LINKS BELOW FOR OTHER COUNTIES.

Tarrant County Medical Society is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to Tier 1B patients. 

The link below provides you with a way to register for the vaccine directly with Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS).  Tier 1B includes patients who meet the following:

People 65 years old and older

People 16 years old and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, including but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

https://tcph.quickbase.com/db/bq3q4uet8

For testing site information, please click on the following link:  https://www.covidtest.tdem.texas.gov/

HELPFUL LINKS:

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Locations: https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=91ac7fb5e5fd47e7ada4acfe4a05920a

Dallas County: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php

Healing Hands Dallas: https://www.healinghandsdallas.org/covid-vaccine-registration/

Colin County: https://apps2.collincountytx.gov/Forms/VaccineRequest

COVID Vaccine FAQ’s (updated 12-18)

COVID Vaccine related questions:

When will a vaccine be available in our area?

The vaccines are already beginning to be distributed in the DFW area now. It is first being distributed to some of the larger hospital systems.

What are the risks of getting a vaccine?

The risks should be minimal. Though the trials were performed fairly quickly, the process was thorough and the vaccine is felt to be safe. Please check with your primary care doctor as to any particular questions involving your individual situation.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html

What are the side effects?

The side effects should be no more than what you might expect from the flu vaccine. Please check with your primary care physician to see how it may affect you personally.

Which vaccine would you recommend?

At this point, all appear to be effective. As the rollout happens, different ones may be available at different times.

Will I be able to get a vaccine at Family HealthCare Associates?

FHCA is on the list to be able to administer the vaccine, but have not yet been notified of the process to give the vaccine. Stay tuned to our website for further information.

Who will be eligible to receive a vaccine?

The state of Texas has a list of priority as to who should receive the vaccine. At the top of the list are front-line health care workers and some nursing home residents. Further on down the list are those over 65 and those people with a chronic health condition.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-cov/vaccines/recommendations.html

For other questions about Coronavirus, click on the following link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html