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Virtual Urgent Care offers patients ages 2+ the same quality of care that you expect from Houston Methodist — without leaving the comfort of your own home.
  • Our providers will assess your condition, offer a diagnosis and treatment plan and prescribe medication, if necessary
  • We offer free same-day prescription delivery from HEB for Houston Methodist patients
  • We accept most major insurance plans, in addition to offering a flat-fee option of $50
  • Visits are integrated with MyChart, allowing you to easily access your Virtual Urgent Care records
  • If you need help accessing your medical record, after-visit summary, sick slip or return-to-work note, please call 346.356.3060
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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
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • 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.

Need more information before trying Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care?

How much does a Virtual Urgent Care visit cost?

Virtual Urgent Care visits are just $50, payable with a credit card. Alternatively, you can also use your insurance by selecting one of the listed options at the start of your visit, and entering your information. If you are using insurance, you may be responsible for any associated copays or deductibles (if applicable). Any labs, tests or prescriptions ordered are not included in the cost of your visit.

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.

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 assigned a Houston Methodist provider. You do not get to choose your provider.

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 does free prescription delivery with HEB work?

Patients must designate an HEB pharmacy as their preferred pharmacy for the provider, then initiate the medication delivery by calling their local HEB pharmacy. Same-day delivery is available for prescriptions that are called in by 3pm. Someone must be home to receive the medication.

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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