Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

Resources for Clinicians and EMS

Vaccinations for First Responders

For vaccine-related questions, please call the DCHHS Vaccine Hotline at 469-749-9900.

Other resources:

Reporting Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Healthcare providers with positive (confirmed) COVID-19 test results must complete the submit the following case report form (CRF) to DCHHS at (214) 819-6095: DCHHS Case Report Form - Novel Coronavirus, (updated 4/9/20)

Testing for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The CDC has an FAQ on COVID-19 testing at laboratories that includes information on public health and commercial laboratory testing capacity.

Commercial Lab Testing

A list of commercial labs offering COVID-19 testing can be found at the FDA's FAQ on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 webpage.

Public Health Lab Testing

Dallas County LRN Laboratory has capacity to test for novel coronavirus. Healthcare providers requesting testing should review the following documents:

Health Advisories and Alerts

Free COVID-19 Antibody Infusion Centers

The North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Committee and Texas Department of Emergency Management have partnered with MPP Infusion Centers to provide state-funded COVID-19 antibody infusion sites in Irving and in Fort Worth. These sites will accept patient referrals from physicians to administer COVID-19 therapeutics quickly and safely with the ultimate goal of preventing patients from needing hospitalization. As a state-funded program, there is no cost to the patient. Click below for the infusion center instructions as well as the referral document. For referral questions, call MPP Infusion Centers at 855-478-1528.

Click here to view the Referral Form

Click here to view the COVID-19 Infusion Centers Information Sheet

Provider Resources

EMS Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Requests

If your health care organization or agency is involved in the COVID-19 response and you would like to place an order for PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), please note the following prior to placing a request:

  • The SNS cache is available to entities in Trauma Service Area E based on critical need; it is not distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Organizations experiencing a critical shortage of PPE necessary for COVID-19 response can request supplies from the SNS PPE cache.
  • Not all organizations that request PPE from the SNS cache will have their request filled, and some requests will be filled at a lower level than requested.
  • The SNS cache is not intended to provide a full or recurring PPE supply. It is intended to provide organizations who are within 72 hours of exhausting their PPE supply with up to 72 hours of PPE.
To request Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), follow the instructions to complete the NCTTRAC PPE Resource Request Form and ICS 213RR found in the link below:

When PPE is in short supply, CDC’s strategies to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) is a quick reference that summarizes CDC’s strategies to optimize PPE supplies in healthcare settings and provides links to CDC’s guidance documents on optimizing supplies. These strategies offer a continuum of options using the framework of surge capacity when PPE supplies are stressed, running low, or absent.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations

If you have recovered from novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and are interested in donating plasma, please visit the organizations below to determine your eligibility and fill out a donor request form: