Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are the showers available for visitors use at The Methodist Hospital?

Answer: Family showers are located in Smith Tower, Suite 573. They are available Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Question: Are there resources such as computers families and patients can use?

Answer: Families may use the computers/internet available in Family Resources Room located near the Starbucks stand on the first floor of Dunn Building Lobby to research diagnoses, stay in touch with other family members, etc. Informative literature is also available in this room.


Question: Are there any Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for general use?

Answer: An ATM is located on the sky bridge between Dunn tower and Scurlock tower.


Question: How can I mail a letter?

Answer: Two nearby post office locations are available to you: the Medical Center Postal Express located at 1720 Dryden (713-799-1999); and a post office is also located on the ground floor of Scurlock tower.


Question: Are there locations to relax in the area?

Answer: We welcome you to spend time in Crain Garden, located on the ground level between the Dunn lobby and the Fondren building, which is also street accessible. The 11th floor of the Fondren building is also available to you. Massages are offered at scheduled times and computers/internet are also available.


Question: What are the gift shop hours of operation?

Answer: The gift shop is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 - 5 p.m., and Sundays from Noon - 6 p.m.


Question: Is there a place of worship on location?

Answer: Wiess Memorial Chapel (non-denominational) is located in a wing off of the Dunn lobby and is always open. A Muslim Prayer Room is also available and is located on the first floor between the Dunn building and Fondren building, prayer times change monthly. A Spiritual Care Representative can be reached at 713-441-2381.


Question: What dining options are available on or near the hospital complex?

Answer: There are many locations on site and in the area. Among them include:

  • The Methodist Hospital

    • The MarketPlace (Dunn Tower 1st Floor)
      Breakfast: 6:30 - 10 a.m.
      Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      Dinner: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
      Late Night (Monday - Friday only): 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.
    • Alonti's Cafe (Smith Tower 2nd Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Bistro 6501 (Neurosensory Building Lobby Level)
      Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
    • Miller's Cafe (Scurlock Tower - 1st Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Murphy's Deli (Scurlock Tower - 2nd Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Poblano's (Scurlock Tower - 1st Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Vending machines are available throughout the hospital complex at any time
  • Within Walking Distance
    • Chipotle Burritos (1st Floor Medical Towers)
      All Week: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Driscoll's (Marriott Hotel - 2nd Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
      Saturday/Sunday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    • McDonald's (Texas Children's Hospital, 1st Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Saturday/Sunday: 4:45 a.m. - Midnight
    • Paladora (Marriott Hotel - 2nd Floor)
      Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
      Sunday: Noon - 11:30 p.m.
    • Wang Fu (Medical Towers - 1st Floor)
      Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
      Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.