Please get vaccinated for COVID-19

Communities across the country are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Many patients who are being hospitalized have not been vaccinated for COVID-19. We strongly encourage anyone who has not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to do so. Getting vaccinated is one of the safest and most effective ways to protect yourself and others. Please see our vaccine section for helpful resources and information.

Find out your COVID-19 risk

Concerned about whether you have COVID-19? We can help you take the first step.

Use our free screening tool below to assess your risk and receive the most appropriate care recommendations based on your symptoms.

Visitor policy

Methodist Healthcare has limited hospital entry points. Upon entry to the building, staff will screen vendors and also visitors who meet certain criteria for special patient populations.

To ensure the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and visitors, Methodist Healthcare will continue to practice proven tactics for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including universal masking and screening of all staff and visitors. Our processes will not change with Governor Abbott’s lifting of the state mask mandate, which takes effect on Wednesday, March 10.

Learn more about our visitor policy

Pregnancy and delivery

At this time, our policy is to allow one named visitor to be present for your birth, provided that they meet the hospital’s health screening requirements. After a safe and healthy delivery, one visitor at a time will be allowed to visit mother and baby during their hospital stay.

Visitors must:

  • Be at least 10 years of age (inpatient exception only for minors)
  • Have no close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (all visitors must be screened upon entry for symptoms and fever, following the current screening process)
  • Wear a mask at all times (visitors will not be permitted to gather in hallways or other common areas of the facility for prolonged periods of time)
  • Follow social distancing guidelines at all times

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

An Update for our Patients

We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.

Read the full letter to our patients