Coronavirus Resource Center
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.
Houston Methodist is no longer requiring patients or visitors to wear masks, but we encourage you to do so in waiting rooms and clinical areas. 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. Houston Methodist has lifted 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.
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.
I want to schedule my COVID-19 vaccine
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 your Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster with a primary care doctor near you or get vaccinated at a local pharmacy.
- Vaccine updates: Get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations. Stay informed
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
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