COVID-19 testing and telemedicine: These 3 Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake businesses are altering services during pandemic

(Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tarrant County was nearing 1,200 COVID-19 cases as of April 17, and about 124 of those patients are in hospital beds.

Local medical and physical therapy businesses in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake are adjusting their services, including new telemedicine options and COVID-19 testing.

Find out about their services below:

1. Athletico Physical Therapy - Colleyville

To minimize exposure between patients and healthcare staff, Athletico is only seeing one patient per hour at its location at 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 130, Colleyville. This allows for staff to adequately sanitize the facility before seeing the next patient. Additionally, Athletico is offering telemedicine for physical therapy. 817-576-0995.

2. North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center

This medical facility announced April 13 it began offering telemedicine services. The facility offers care for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

“During this difficult time with COVID-19, we are continuing to serve the bone, joint and muscle needs of the residents of Grapevine, Fort Worth and surrounding areas,” Lora Fulmer, CEO at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, said in a news release.. “We know many area residents have concerns about visiting an ER or traditional urgent care center. That’s why our clinics and Orthopedic Urgent Care remain open to provide new and existing patients with prompt and effective orthopedic treatment to alleviate strain on our healthcare system.”

Additionally, the new telemedicine services allow physicians to diagnose 80% of orthopedic issues, the company said. The center is offering these services in an effort to reduce stress on local hospitals. It is located at 2535 Ira E. Woods Ave, Grapevine. 817-481-2121.

3. Southlake Physical Medicine

This medical facility said on April 14 it has limited COVID-19 testing available. For those interested in obtaining a test, the company said they should call their office at 817-898-7400. It is located at 1500 W. Southlake Blvd #120, Southlake.