Coronavirus Resource Center

COVID-19 STATISTICS

We collect daily statistics on the number of our hospitalized COVID-19 patients. View our slides showing our up-to-date COVID-19 hospitalization data, which will be updated regularly.

If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, you can schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor near you or get vaccinated at a local pharmacy.

 

If you think you may have coronavirus or need information on anything COVID-19-related, our care providers can see you via video visit, telephone or in person, when needed.
 
As always, we are committed to our patients and focused on delivering the high-quality care you expect. Your health and safety are our priority, and we are taking every necessary precaution to keep you safe. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Houston Methodist is lifting all COVID-19 visitor restrictions. There may be restrictions still in place in specific areas of our hospitals where visitors were always limited, for example the ICUs and emergency departments. 

 

Houston Methodist screening stations also have been eliminated. Although masks are not required in common non-clinical areas of the hospital, we highly encourage everyone to wear masks.

 

Currently, masks are required in the following situations:

 

  • Staff and visitors in clinical areas such as patient rooms, exam rooms, procedure rooms and diagnostic testing rooms, must continue to wear appropriate masks during patient care activities.
  • Staff closely interacting with patients for prolonged periods outside of clinical areas stated above. 
  • Staff, patients and visitors in waiting rooms of doctor’s officers or procedure areas.
  • Staff or volunteers transporting or escorting patients.
  • Staff working and people getting tested at COVID-19 collection sites.

I want to schedule my COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone 5 and older is eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. There is no cost to you for the vaccine. Schedule your Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster with a primary care doctor near you or get vaccinated at a local pharmacy.

I need information on the COVID-19 vaccine

I want information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

I have COVID-19 and need care

Help me understand my options.

  • Monoclonal antibody therapy – The new monoclonal antibody treatment is available for recently diagnosed, high-risk COVID-19 outpatients. Learn more

Current CDC isolation guidelines (if you test positive for COVID-19)

The CDC recently updated isolation guidelines for those testing positive for COVID-19. Here is our safest interpretation of them:

 

To start, know that your timeline begins on Day 0, the day you either notice symptoms or test positive. Day 1, then, is the first full day after that.

 

If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms):

  • Isolate for 5 full days after positive test result
  • On Day 6, discontinue isolation but wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 more days (no further testing required)

 

If your symptoms are mild:

  • Isolate for 5 full days after symptoms began
  • On Day 6, ONLY discontinue isolation if you no longer have fever (without use of fever-reducers) and your mild symptoms are improving (mild cough, nasal congestion, loss of taste/smell) but wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 more days (no further testing required)

 

If your symptoms are moderate to severe:

  • Isolate upon symptom onset
  • On Day 6, if your moderate to severe symptoms (fever, chest tightness, shortness of breath, headache that only improves with medication, nausea/vomiting) remain, continue isolation and contact your doctor or Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care for guidance (which will likely be 10 full days of isolation)

 

*If you were asymptomatic upon testing positive but eventually developed symptoms, your clock starts over and Day 0 becomes the day you notice symptoms.

 

Download our Isolation Guidelines chart here

I have lingering symptoms of COVID-19

If you have recovered from COVID-19 but still have lingering symptoms, we have a team of doctors and nurses focused on providing specialized care. Get care for post-COVID syndrome now

I’m concerned I may have COVID-19

I want to see a care provider now.

  • Virtual Urgent Care – Our care providers are available via video visit to help determine if testing is needed and advise you where to go. See a Provider Now 

 

I want to see my current Houston Methodist doctor.

  • Call – Call your doctor’s office to schedule an appointment virtually or in person, if needed. Need the phone number? Look It Up Here 

 

Help me find the right doctor.

  • Find a Doctor – Choose a doctor and call his or her office. Start Here
  • Call Us – Let our trained representatives help you. Call 713.790.3333.

 

I want more information about COVID-19

I am looking for COVID-19 FAQs. 

  • Answers to questions you may have about COVID-19. Get Answers 

 

Help me keep myself and my family safe.

  • Houston Methodist On Health Blog: Expert advice on keeping everyone safe from the spread of coronavirus and other germs. Stay Safe