Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist Women's Health Services

Obstetrics - Visitor & Security Information

Visitor Policy and Hours

The health and safety of our mothers and newborns is our first priority. All visitors must check in at the front desk of the labor and delivery unit and wear a visitor’s badge. Visitation for fathers is unrestricted during the labor, delivery and recovery. Siblings, when healthy, are always welcome with the exception of the nursery and surgical areas.

The family waiting area is specifically designed to comfortably accommodate your visitors. We recommend limiting the number of visitors during your stay so you can rest and bond with your child. For those that do visit, we ask that they be free of illness, including colds and flu, and practice good hand hygiene.

NICU Visitor Policy

A baby in the NICU requires special attention from the hospital staff. The following visitor guides apply to visitor's of a baby in the NICU.

  • Visiting hours are 9am – 9pm.
  • Open visiting for parents 24 hours a day except during certain events in the unit such as emergencies or procedures where parents may be requested to wait in the waiting area and will be called back in as soon as the event is over. Other visitors are only allowed into the unit with a parent/significant other wearing an ID bracelet that matches the infant. Only two visitors are allowed to visit at one time.
  • There are no overnight sleeping accommodations in the Nursery. There are many hotels in close proximity of the hospital.
  • Siblings must be 2 years of age. No children other than siblings are allowed to visit.

Directions and Parking

  • Patient rooms for mothers of normal deliveries are in Dunn 6 West.
  • Nursery is located on the 6th floor of Main Building (M6NW).
  • Visitor's lounge is in the 6th floor of Dunn Tower.
  • Facility Map

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Directions To Our Facility

We are located in the Texas Medical Center, just southwest of downtown Houston. Listed below are directions from all major airports and freeways in the city to our facility. Access our campus map for specific building locations associated with Houston Methodist Hospital.

Airports

  • From Bush Intercontinental Airport: Exit Bush Intercontinental Airport via JFK Boulevard. Turn onto Will Clayton Boulevard and take to 59 South. Take Highway 59 South approximately 19 miles to Highway 288. From 288 exit MacGregor Drive. At MacGregor turn right and continue driving north. MacGregor intersects Fannin Street. At the Fannin signal turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From Houston Hobby Airport: From the airport exit Broadway. Travel Broadway to I-45 North. Take I-45 North onto the 610 West Loop. Continue on the 610 West Loop until the Fannin Street exit. Take this exit and turn right on Fannin. Drive for approximately two miles until you reach the Texas Medical Center. The hospital is on the right side.

Freeway Access

  • From North Houston: Take I-45 South to Highway 288 South. Take the MacGregor exit. At MacGregor turn right and continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From the Northeast: Take 59 South to Highway 288 South. Take the MacGregor exit. At MacGregor turn right and continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From the Northwest: Travel Highway 290 South to the 610 West Loop South. Continue along the 610 Loop to the Fannin Street exit. Turn left onto Fannin and continue for approximately two miles. The hospital is located on the right side at 6565 Fannin.
  • From South Houston: Take I-45 North until the 610 Loop West. Take the 610 Loop West to the Fannin Street exit. Take this exit and turn right on Fannin. Drive for approximately two miles until you reach the Texas Medical Center. The hospital is on the right side.
  • From the Southeast: Take Highway 225 to I-45 North. Take I-45 North to 59 South and then take Highway 288 South. Exit MacGregor and turn right. Continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From the Southwest: Take 59 North to Highway 288 South. Exit MacGregor and turn right.Continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From East Houston: Take I-10 West to 59 South. From 59 South take 288 South. Exit MacGregor and turn right. Continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.
  • From West Houston: Take I-10 East to I-45 South. Take I-45 South to 288 South. Exit MacGregor and turn right. Continue until the Fannin Street signal. At Fannin turn left. Houston Methodist Hospital is located on the left at 6565 Fannin.

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Parking & Transportation

METRO Services
Call 713-635-4000 with the addresses of your location and your destination, and METRO personnel can tell you where and when to meet the correct bus. Stops are conveniently located at the Bertner entrance to the Main Building and on Fannin by the Neurosensory Center.

Houston Methodist Hospital's address is:

6565 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Visit METRO's Web site for more information.

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Self Parking

Houston Methodist offers short-term parking in the Smith and Scurlock towers, located directly across Fannin Street from the hospital. Both have entrances on Main and Fannin streets as well as covered crosswalks leading into the hospital. The Texas Medical Center operates four parking facilities that are convenient for visitors to Houston Methodist Hospital (see campus map for more information or call 713-791-6161.)

  • Texas Medical Center Garage 1: Covered parking, immediately south of the hospital, with a covered crosswalk to the Dunn Tower Lobby. Enter from Fannin Street.
  • Texas Medical Center Garage 7: Covered parking, immediately east of the Neurosensory Center, with a covered crosswalk connected to the center. Enter from John Freeman Boulevard, just north of the hospital.
  • Neurosensory Center (limited underground parking): This parking area is available for outpatients and visitors in Houston Methodist's Neurosensory Center. Enter from John Freeman Boulevard, just north of the hospital.
  • Smith and Scurlock Towers: Both are located directly across Fannin Street from the Hospital, have covered crosswalks to the Hospital, and have entrances from Fannin and Main. Both garages also offer a reduced rate of $5.00 for visitors entering the garages after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and exiting by 5:00 a.m the following morning. Both garages offer half-priced parking rates from 5:00 a.m. Saturday through 5:00 a.m. Monday. The maximum rate per day on the weekend is $4.50.
  • Methodist Outpatient Center: Covered parking within the center, accessible to Smith Tower by covered crosswalk. Enter from Fannin Street at John Freeman Boulevard, just north of the hospital, or from Main Street.
  • Remote Long-Term Parking: Available Monday through Friday, the South Extension lot, 1522 Braeswood, offers the least-expensive rate on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Visitors who park there ride a free Metro shuttle bus to and from the hospital. Visitors may also purchase parking contracts from Texas Medical Center Garages that will allow them unlimited in/out privileges. The contracts come in 5-day, 7-day, and 30-day. To make necessary arrangements and receive pricing information, please contact TMC parking services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 713-790-6161.

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Valet Parking

For your convenience, Houston Methodist Hospital offers valet parking to patients and visitors. The 24 hour customer service number is 713-791-0175.

  • Dunn Tower, Fannin Street Entrance: seven days a week, 7 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., 713-394-6842
  • Scurlock Tower, Fannin Street Entrance: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 713-790-0010
  • Smith Tower, University Street Entrance: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 713-793-1178
  • Emergency Room: 24-hours a day, 713-790-2245.
  • Methodist Outpatient Center: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enter from Fannin Street at John Freeman Boulevard, just north of the hospital.

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