COVID + Holiday Gatherings

HCM Hospital is no longer performing drive-thru testing. The HCM Immediate Care Clinic offers COVID testing for individuals who do not have a Primary Care Provider or have not had an appointment with their Primary Care Provider for COVID-related symptoms. If you are seeking a Rapid COVID Test, please call your Primary Care Provider to … Continue reading COVID + Holiday Gatherings

June 23, 2020

HCM has modified its visitation policy in response to the increased number of cases in the area. Please continue to practice safety measures and guidelines.

COVID-19 antibody test available at HCM

The COVID-19 antibody test is currently available at HCM. The test is performed and drawn at the lab draw station in the HCM Hospital. A valid signed physician order is needed and patients can come to registration to have the test performed. Tests are batched and run on a daily with results available the next … Continue reading COVID-19 antibody test available at HCM


May 27, 2021: Hill Country Memorial (HCM) Launches New Interactive COVID-19 Online Chat Tool HCM launched an online chat tool that provides an interactive platform for all hill country residents to access information on COVID-19 and local updates. For additional information about COVID-19 and to access the online chat tool, please visit:

May 4, 2020

Hill Country Memorial is here for our entire hill country community. As Texas opens back up and we welcome visitors to our communities, it is important to remain vigilant in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. Watch the video below to learn Dr. Partin’s four rules for staying safe.

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

Testing for COVID-19 Please review updates and frequently asked questions regarding testing for COVID-19. Key Points: Hill Country Memorial (HCM) is actively working with county officials and state officials to ensure testing is available for those who need testing. Drive-through testing is available on Monday – Friday 10am to 12pm with a doctor’s order. To … Continue reading Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

COVID-19 Symptoms

Watch for symptoms People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Click the button below to view the self-checker>> CDC Self-Checker Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19: Cough Shortness … Continue reading COVID-19 Symptoms

April 13, 2020: More About COVID-19 With Dr. James Partin

HCM taking extra measures to care for you. Dr. James Partin, Chief Medical Officer, shared updates related to COVID-19, ways to prevent the spread and the extra measures HCM is taking to keep you safe. Click the link below to watch the Facebook Live>> Access Physicians Through a partnership with Access Physicians, HCM receives additional … Continue reading April 13, 2020: More About COVID-19 With Dr. James Partin

How to Properly Wear a Cloth Face Covering

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering Cloth face coverings should— fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face be secured with ties or ear loops include multiple layers of fabric allow for breathing without restriction be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape CDC on Homemade … Continue reading How to Properly Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Signs of Respiratory Distress

HCM describes signs of respiratory distress In an effort to ensure the public has accurate information, Katelyn Vinklarek, Administrative Director of Post Acute Services for Hill Country Memorial Home Care, shares information from Johns Hopkins University on recognizing the signs of respiratory distress that may indicate the presence of COVID-19. “Many patients have been asking … Continue reading Signs of Respiratory Distress

April 2, 2020

COVID19 has impacted families across Texas in so many ways. Please review the resource below to learn more about food, financial and informational resources on the local and state level. COVID-19 State and Local Resources

Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick Clean Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.   Disinfect Clean the area or item with soap and … Continue reading Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home

Ways to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recommends doing “the five” to help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do the Five: 1. HANDS: Wash them often 2. ELBOW: Cough into it 3. FACE: Don’t touch it 4. SPACE: Practice social distancing 5. HOME: Stay home if you can Practice proper hand washing: Wash your … Continue reading Ways to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19

Sewing a Surgical Mask

Surgical Face Mask Instructions Hill Country Memorial would like to express gratitude and thanks to all who have expressed an interest in sewing surgical mask. To view printable pattern and an instructional video for the mask selected by HCM, please view the links below. Printable Instructions Instructional Video Features of the selected mask: → Easy … Continue reading Sewing a Surgical Mask

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

When you are involved in a public health crisis or the threat of a potential public health incident, these events can affect your personal health and well-being. Everyone — adults, teens, and even children, experiences stress and each one uniquely. Stress is a mental, physical, and emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Stress … Continue reading Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

March 13, 2020

Resources: Please review the Frequently Asked Questions resource to learn more about COVID-19. FAQ: COVID-19 Coronavirus Fact Sheet (English) Coronavirus Fact Sheet (Spanish) Center for Disease Control Department of State Health Services