Coronavirus update:
Whether you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or want to avoid spreading or catching germs, you can speak to a Virtual Urgent Care provider 24/7. The provider will be able to help you determine if testing is needed and advise you on where you should go.
Accessing Houston Methodist just got easier.
Next time you get sick, skip the drive and the waiting room. Connect to a board-certified provider from wherever you are, no appointment needed. Houston Methodist’s expert care is now available for your entire family, from wherever you can access the internet. Simply:
select a provider
begin your visit
Convenience from the No. 1 hospital in Texas.
Virtual Urgent Care offers the same quality of care that you expect from Houston Methodist. During your video visit, our providers will assess your condition, offer a diagnosis and treatment plan and prescribe medication, if necessary.
Ages 2+

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Download the MyMethodist app and see a provider now.
Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care is available through the MyMethodist app.
Find the app in the App Store or on Google Play. 
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From your desktop or laptop computer, you can enroll here.

On-demand video visits address common medical conditions, such as:
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Back/neck strain
  • Cold sores
  • Cold or flu
  • Constipation 
  • Coughs
  • Diarrhea
  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Minor skin infections 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pink or red eyes
  • Rashes
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throats
  • Styes 
  • Sunburns
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections (women only)
  • Vaginal yeast infections 
If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening medical emergency, please call 911.
Take your on-demand video visit to the next level.
Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care powered by TytoCare technology puts the exam tools in your hands. With the TytoCare device, you can perform your own physical exam and share that data with our providers during your virtual visit — all from the comfort and safety of your home. While the TytoCare device is not required to use Virtual Urgent Care, the exam kit allows you to enhance your visit and provide more robust information to the provider. Learn more >

Need more information before trying Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care?

How can I get care during COVID-19?

With telemedicine offerings ranging from online messaging to video visits, you can get the care you need, when you need it, the way that's most convenient for you — without ever leaving your home.

Why do I need to download the app before I get sick?

By downloading the app and enrolling for the service now, you’ll be able to access a provider much faster when you actually need one.

Do I have to get the app or can I use my laptop or desktop computer?

You can use Virtual Urgent Care from your desktop or laptop computer by enrolling here.

Who are the providers who will see me in Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care?

Houston Methodist providers and the Online Care Group providers from Amwell.

I need a primary care physician (PCP). Can I use Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care instead?

Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care is intended for non-emergent, urgent care needs. It is a great solution when you need to see a provider quickly, but should not replace your primary care physician for ongoing wellness. To schedule an in-office visit with a PCP, please contact the Houston Methodist Primary Care Group Scheduling Center at 713.394.6724.

Is there an age limit for patients to use this service?

You must be at least 18 years of age to establish an account with Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care. Providers can see patients as young as 2 years of age. If your child is under 2, call your pediatrician or visit our urgent care partner, Next Level Urgent Care.

Will I get to choose the provider when I use this service?

When you start your video visit, you will be given the opportunity to select from a list of physicians and advance practice providers who are available at that moment. It provides each provider's specialty, making is easy to find a pediatrician if you are seeking care for a child. Each physician has a brief background that can be viewed before selecting that provider. Depending on day or time, they may include Houston Methodist providers and Online Care Group providers from Amwell. Houston Methodist providers when available will be at the top of the list.

Can I get a prescription?

A provider will recommend the best treatment for your condition, which may include a prescription if necessary. Chronic pain cannot be treated with controlled drugs, such as narcotic pain medications, via video visit.

How long does a video visit last?

Video visits typically last around 10 to 15 minutes.

Is the app secure?

Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care uses secure, encrypted technologies that comply with all HIPAA regulations to keep your patient information secure.

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