Here’s a list of Houston-area hospitals bringing the latest updates during the COVID-19 pandemic


HOUSTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty, hospitals are working 'round the clock to fight against it. Part of that fight includes visitor restrictions that have been put in place to protect patients, hospital staff and visitors themselves.

Here is a list of hospitals providing the latest updates and revised restrictions to patients and visitors during the viral pandemic.

Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center is restricting all visitors in hospitals and clinics to help reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Pediatric hospitals and units will be generally exempted from these restrictions. Individual exceptions will be managed by each institution.

Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist offers telemedicine for patients who require medical care. They also offer virtual urgent care that operates 24/7.

CHI St Luke’s Episcopal

With a restricted visitor policy in place, CHI St. Lukes now has a COVID-19 assessment tool to pre-screen for any symptoms.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson has announced a list of entrances where pre-screening will be performed for visitors and patients before entering the hospital.

Memorial Hermann

All Memorial Hermann hospitals in the Houston area announced their no-visitors policy. Patients are encouraged to use their 24/7 telemedicine by setting an appointment.

Menninger Clinic

The Menninger Clinic will only allow one visitor per patient admitted to the hospital or visiting the pharmacy, according to its COVID-19 resource website.

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s announced it has a website specifically for coronavirus, with resources from how to talk with your children about the pandemic to tips on keeping them busy during this tough time.

Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub Hospital is also operating with restricted visitor policies.

HCA Houston Healthcare

HCA, which includes Texas Orthopedic Hospital and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, created a page where alerts are posted. Their latest alert talks about restricted visitor policies in hospitals all over the Greater Houston-area.

St. Joseph Medical Center

The downtown Houston hospital reduced entrances to stop the spread of COVID-19.

UTMB Health

UTMB has a Nurse Triage Help Line where patients can contact. There is also a page dedicated to COVID-19 information.