At this time, our Stephenville site is the only location that has received an allocation for the Covid-19 vaccine. Accordingly, AccelHealth will be following the DSHS guidelines.
Who can get the vaccine now?
Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities (called Phase 1A) plus people over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 (called Phase 1B) are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine.
Phase 1B recipients include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- 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)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
AccelHealth does not have the Covid-19 vaccine at this time but is expecting to in the near future. Vaccine availability will be by site. Announcements will be made here and on our facebook page as to which site(s) have vaccines available. You will need to make an appointment specifically for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Affordable, Professional Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Healthcare for All
AccelHealth is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that receives federal funding, allowing us to provide discounted healthcare services to income eligible patients. We are a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed facility, accredited by The Joint Commission.
With clinic locations in Brownwood, De Leon and Stephenville, we provide quality medical, dental, behavioral health and other services to communities in Brown, Comanche, Erath, Eastland, Mills and surrounding counties in the state of Texas.
Accepting CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, and we offer Sliding Fee Discounts (based on income & family size).
Notice and Compliance Requirements Concerning
COVID-19 Minimum Standards of Safe Practice
(i) All physicians providing patient care or engaging in an in person patient encounter, must implement the following minimum COVID-19 standards of safe practice.
(I) a mask must be worn by both the patient and physician or
the physician’s delegate when in proximity of the patient
(meaning less than a 6-foot distance between the patient and
the physician or the physician’s delegate);
(II) follow policies the physician, medical and healthcare
practice, or facility has in place regarding COVID-19
screening and testing and/or screening patients;
(III) that, before any encounter, patients must be screened for
potential symptoms of COVID-19 or verified previously
screened within last 20 days; and
(IV) that prior to care involving a medical procedure or
surgery on the mucous membranes, including the respiratory
tract, with a high risk of aerosol transmission, the minimum
safety equipment used by a physician or physician’s delegate
should include N95 masks, or an equivalent protection from
aerosolized particles, and face shields.