Center for Performing Arts Medicine

The Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center is a complete health home for performing and visual artists. The only center of its kind in the country, the Center for Performing Arts Medicine encompasses a specialized group of more than 100 physicians working collaboratively to address the specific demands placed on artists. Our talented doctors care for the elite artists of the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and other performing artists from around the globe, while providing the same outstanding care to all of the patients they serve. 
The overarching mission of the Center is to effectively translate the collaborative potential of arts and medicine to the health care environment. To achieve its mission, the Center supports the following four pillars:

  • Specialized health care and wellness education of performing artists.
  • Effective and meaningful integration of the performing and visual arts into the hospital environment. 
  • Therapy that utilizes the arts in clinical patient care. 
  • Research that seeks to harness the broadest potential of the arts in therapy, rehabilitation and human performance.

Contact the Center for a physician referral
Recognizing the need for artists to return to their work as quickly as possible, a call center staffed by liaisons is available to refer and support expedited appointments for artists at 713.394.6088. You may also contact the Center online.