Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) that performing artists may have concerning the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM). 

  1. How can I make an appointment with a CPAM physician?
  2. What are the advantages of a Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine Artist Card?
  3. What else does the program offer?
  4. What happens if I am sick and I have not registered?
  5. What if my insurance is not currently honored by the hospital or by one of the CPAM physicians?
  6. Are there ways I can help CPAM?

  1. How can I make an appointment with a CPAM physician?
    A triage nurse is available through Houston Methodist’s CPAM call center at 713.394.6088 to assist professional artists with coordinating care and referrals to the appropriate CPAM physician(s). An appointment will be scheduled within 48 hours of your call.

  2. What are the advantages of a Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine Artist Card?
    Professional performing artists have access to first-rate medical care, services and treatment by highly trained specialists at Houston Methodist. With the Artist Card, you will receive periodic updates on developments in the field of performing arts medicine. If you should need to be admitted to the hospital or arrive in an emergency, a patient liaison will be notified when you arrive. They will be able to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. If you are admitted to the hospital for a planned visit without going through the emergency department, your Artist Card will alert the patient liaison about your status. CPAM also provides physicals and preventive health care packages in partnership with our wellness services.

  3. What else does the program offer?
    The Healing Arts Exhibition and Performance Series promotes health and healing by bringing the arts into the hospital setting. Photography exhibits are displayed throughout the year and live performances are periodically presented for the benefit of hospital visitors, patients and employees. The Stay on Stage program delivers a range of wellness services to the arts community:
    • Flu shots
    • Healthy Knowledge seminars
    • Healthy lifestyle screenings

  4. What happens if I am sick and I have not registered?
    Call CPAM at 713.394.6088 and tell the triage nurse you are a professional artist. Every effort will be made to help you obtain an appointment quickly. In the case of an emergency, call ahead to Houston Methodist’s emergency department to alert the staff of your occupation. Tell the receptionist that you are a professional performing artist and describe your health issue. This will facilitate locating the proper specialist to treat you. If this is not possible, let the emergency personnel know when you arrive.

  5. What if my insurance is not currently honored by the hospital or by one of the CPAM physicians?
    Houston Methodist’s physicians work with many insurance carriers and will provide information on the insurance plans that we honor. If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for financial assistance. The hospital can work with you to identify your status. Please seek financial guidance before receiving services. This process is the same for all individuals, regardless of occupation.

  6. Are there ways I can help CPAM?
    Performing artists can give back to CPAM several different ways. If you are part of a group who would like to donate a performance for patients and staff at Houston Methodist, please contact us at 713.441.5932 . If your group would like to be part of a Healthy Knowledge seminar with one or more of our CPAM specialists, please contact us at 713.441.5932 . Let us know if you have professional performing artist friends who would like to receive information about CPAM.

Learn More About CPAM 
Request additional information about CPAM or schedule an appointment by calling 713.394.6088.  

Treatment Location

Our physicians at Houston Methodist will see performing artists at the following convenient location: