Welcome to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, a full-service, acute-care hospital serving Northwest Houston and surrounding communities. Our 358-bed regional hospital opened in 2000 with the goal of providing high-quality health care in a warm, inviting environment. We are proud to offer you a full spectrum of health and wellness services, including emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s services, neurology and more.
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COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Patients Undergoing Surgeries and Procedures
As of June 21, fully vaccinated patients may provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before their surgery or procedure or being admitted in lieu of COVID-19 testing. Patients can show proof by presenting a vaccination card, a printout or screenshot from MyChart or a printout or screenshot of official documentation from another facility. Patients who are not fully vaccinated or who cannot show proof of vaccination will still be required to undergo a COVID-19 test before being admitted or prior to a procedure or surgery. Patients also have a choice of not sharing proof of vaccination and getting tested for COVID-19.
Patients may have 2 healthy visitors (18 years or older) at a time, except in certain circumstances where it could be a community health risk.
For everyone’s safety and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we strongly discourage visitors. We encourage only vaccinated visitors enter the hospital or physician offices. All visitors are required to wear a mask for the entirety of their visit and are subject to Houston Methodist’s screening policy.
- For safety, no visitors are allowed in the waiting room except in special circumstances such as for disabled patients who may need one visitor to provide support.
- Visitors may be asked to wait in their vehicle until their family member is placed in a patient room.
- Visitors will be notified once the emergency patient is in a patient room and it is deemed safe for them to have one to two visitors.
- COVID-19 patients — Visitors are not allowed if the patient’s physician deems it unsafe.
Hospitalized patients, procedures, treatments, doctor appointments and vaccine clinics
Generally, each patient is allowed 2 healthy visitors in the facility at a time. Exceptions include:
- Hospitalized patients are allowed 1 healthy overnight visitor (18 years or older).
- Labor and delivery patients are allowed 2 healthy visitors at a time (18 years or older). One healthy visitor (18 years or older) may stay overnight. For the Neonatal ICU, both parents will be allowed to visit.
- On the day of surgery, 2 healthy visitors at a time are allowed to stay in the waiting room during surgery, then accompany the patient back to the unit.
COVID-19 or other infectious hospitalized patients
Visitors are not allowed if the patient’s physician deems it unsafe. Otherwise, 2 healthy visitors (18 years or older) will be allowed and and will be required to wear the necessary safety equipment at all times.
- Visitor policies will vary for long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs).
- If you feel an exception is needed, please speak to management.
- Exceptions will be made for compassionate reasons, based on the patient’s medical condition.
- Patient’s clergy may visit without being “counted” against the patient’s visitor limit.
- Visitor hours may be determined by each unit.
Masks are required in all Houston Methodist facilities. Hospitals and private businesses can require masks according to state law.