About Coronavirus

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.

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HELP COVID-19 PATIENTS BY DONATING PLASMA

If you have recovered from COVID-19 and would like to help those suffering from the virus by donating your plasma, please call the number below between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday:

346.238.4360 

Concerned You Have Coronavirus? Here's How to Get Care and Information

If you think you may have coronavirus, we are here for you. 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. We take every precaution to keep you safe. Please note, for everyone's safety, all Houston Methodist facilities will continue requiring masks for patients, visitors, staff and clinicians. Hospitals and private businesses can require masks according to state law.

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 now

I need information on the COVID-19 vaccine

I want information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Getting vaccinated: Everyone 5 and older is eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Schedule now
  • Vaccine updates: Get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations. Stay informed
  • Patient vaccines: See when the vaccine will be available for you. Learn more

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 need patient and visitor information

  • Get the latest announcements, visitation policies, hospital entrance information and more. Stay Informed 

 

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