Texas A&M University-San Antonio brings on South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals to manage COVID-19 testing

By University Communications

Tuesday, 08 18 2020

SAN ANTONIO – Local medical firm, South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP), will manage on-campus COVID-19 testing for Texas A&M University-San Antonio as part of the Institution’s plans to maintain health and safety on campus as the institution readies for the Fall semester.

The firm will manage the University’s on-campus testing operations to ensure safety, efficacy, and efficiency in administering and responding to test results. The on-campus testing is provided as part of a program launched by the A&M System to provide testing support for its campuses across the state through a contract with Curative, Inc., a leading national testing provider. STAAMP will administer the testing, work with Curative to get results, and coordinate with the university appropriate notification, tracing, and public health and safety steps.

STAAMP is a San Antonio-based firm with expertise in respiratory testing and care as well as COVID-19 testing. The firm specializes in a wide variety of allergic conditions including asthma, seasonal allergies (hay fever) and food allergies. STAAMP also offers for at-home, in-clinic and corporate patients, as well as COVID-19 resources on their website.

“The testing is part of our comprehensive plan to ensure the health and safety of the campus community as we return for the Fall 2020 semester,” said Kathryn Funk-Baxter, A&M-San Antonio vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer. “We look forward to partnering with STAAMP and appreciate the expertise they will bring in providing on-campus COVID-19 testing for our faculty, staff, and students.”

“South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals is committed to the health of our community,” said Dr. Erika Gonzalez, CEO/president and medical director of STAAMP Allergy. “Our team is ready to support this comprehensive plan. The students are relying on equitable health care solutions like access to testing and back to school plans. We are here to help with that.”

For the Fall semester, A&M-San Antonio is planning primarily remote courses – less than 13 percent of courses will be delivered via face-to-face instruction. The University has created a thorough cleaning, social distancing, and screening process for these courses, and is limiting these course offerings to those classes that require in-person instruction, and freshman-level courses that will help new students better acclimate to higher education and to set a solid foundation for success. For more information, go to tamusa.edu/community-safety-together.

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South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals
At South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP), our mission is to provide world-class care in a compassionate and friendly environment. Located in San Antonio, our clinic is staffed by experienced physicians who are board-certified in Allergy & Immunology for both children and adults, and treat a wide variety of allergic conditions including asthma, seasonal allergies (hay fever) and food allergies. We take great pride in providing a comprehensive evaluation accompanied by selective and efficient testing, and we believe that many allergic concerns can be helped greatly by proper education and lifestyle changes, with careful use of medications. For more information, visit staampallergy.com.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees to over 6,700 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for “Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission