Methodist Hospital Metropolitan welcomes nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. The Women’s Pavilion offers women and their families comfortable and spacious labor, delivery and recovery rooms. The Pavilion features seven antepartum beds for pregnant women experiencing complications before their due date, 16 labor and delivery suites, 35 postpartum private rooms for mothers recovering after childbirth and 16 newborn intensive care beds for babies born prematurely or who need special medical attention right after birth. For those mothers who wish to upgrade to larger, private rooms, four special suites are available on a first come, first-served basis for an additional fee. Visit Metro Special Delivery SA to learn more.
Five Methodist Family Health centers are conveniently located throughout San Antonio to better facilitate healthcare access for people living in underserved areas. The centers offer free pregnancy testing with immediate results, prenatal services, free physician referrals, information on free transportation to doctors’ appointments on the Methodist HealthBus service and assistance in applying for Medicaid and the children’s health insurance program. Learn more at SA Free Pregnancy Test.
Robotic surgery in San Antonio
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan features a daVinci Surgical System that allows surgeons to perform major surgeries by making only small incisions and inserting robotic arms into the incisions. The magnified, 3-D view the surgeon experiences enables him or her to perform precise surgery and complex procedures including prostate, open heart and urological, as well as other procedures. The advantage for the patient is less pain, faster healing and a reduced chance of infection at the site of incision.
Cancer care treatment, close to home
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan cancer services include physicians working alongside nurses, case managers and chaplains to help patients and their families cope during the process of diagnosis and treatment. A highly skilled staff provides compassionate care for cancer patients undergoing surgery and chemotherapy treatments.
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan breast center offers the MultiCare Platinum stereotactic breast biopsy system. This is a technique in which the patient’s breast is slightly compressed and held in a position to ensure the accuracy of the procedure. Images are taken, and special software pinpoints the exact location where the tissue samples are taken. The skin is numbed with a local anesthetic and a small needle is used to obtain several samples. The Methodist Hospital Metropolitan breast center is one of only a few facilities in South Texas offering conscious sedation stereotactic breast biopsies.
Convenient emergency room in downtown San Antonio
The Methodist Hospital Metropolitan emergency room features a family-friendly environment with 24 individual emergency rooms to enhance privacy, each with cable TV. Our fast track area provides services to those experiencing medical problems such as coughs, colds, sprains and cuts needing stitches. All our ER physicians are bilingual for your convenience.
Convenient, freestanding emergency room in Alamo Heights
The Methodist ER Alamo Heights offers exceptional emergency care to the residents of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Monte Vista and other surrounding communities. The Emergency Center has convenient parking, emergency trained physicians and staff and quick access to the wide variety of services offered at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan.
Safely lose weight with bariatric surgery
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan in San Antonio is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center, a nine-bed bariatric surgery unit specifically designed for patients who undergo weight loss surgery. The unit features private rooms, internet access and waiting room with TV and coffee for families and friends. The unit is designed and furnished with beds and chairs that will comfortably accommodate larger patients. Our nurses work closely with our surgeons and promote relationship-based care with patients and their loved ones. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is committed to extending lives, improving quality of life and maximizing independence through a variety of interventions with weight loss. We welcome you to our hospital and hope you have a wonderful experience in our bariatric unit. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
San Antonio’s premier orthopedic experts
Methodist Hospital Metropolitan’s orthopedic department has invested in the Ci system, which uses computer navigation and robotic surgery to guide orthopedic surgeons in real time through a three-dimensional view of the patient’s knee joint. Our team has become a leader in San Antonio orthopedics thanks to their ability to perform knee replacements using this minimally invasive, computer-assisted surgery technology. We also have an expert team of orthopedic doctors who will assist you in planning for surgery and recovery after your operation.
Getting you back to an active lifestyle
The rehabilitation center offers inpatient therapy that helps patients maximize their capabilities after experiencing a stroke, hip fracture, brain injury, amputation or other health situation through physical therapy with our highly trained occupational therapy experts. A fully equipped rehabilitation gym and garden area help patients return to the most meaningful and productive life possible thanks to emotional and physical therapy.
The sleep center at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers a full-service diagnostic center for adult sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy, all conditions that can have a serious impact on one’s overall health and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The program’s medical director accepts referrals and can either provide a comprehensive report to your physician for treatment purposes or manage the medical needs of patients with sleep disorders.
Cardiology experts in San Antonio
Methodist heart services at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan feature a full range of cardiovascular treatments. Every step of the way, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers a top-notch team of cardiologists and support staff to care for you through the emergency room, testing and diagnosis, cardiac catheterization, the latest open-heart surgery techniques (including robot-assisted surgery), intensive care and telemetry through rehabilitation.
Mental health and wellness
The department of psychiatry’s clinical liaison-consultation team provides psychiatric evaluation, triage and counseling for families of critically ill and chronically ill patients. Our team of San Antonio psychiatrists is available in the emergency room area 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist our ER physicians in evaluating behavioral health emergencies and recommending treatment options.
For the fourth year in a row, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has received recognition for being a "Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The HRC Foundation is an educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is committed to providing exceptional, and cost-effective healthcare accessible to all.
Methodist Healthcare Health Bus
The Methodist Healthcare Health Bus offers free rides to patients who have difficulty with transportation to Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, any of its facilities, and to doctors on the medical staff at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. The Health Bus serves patients residing in the following zip codes:
*Call to confirm your address is within the full-service area. Some of the zip codes above include partial service only.
How to schedule a ride:
Schedule your ride at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment or scheduled admission. Rides are subject to availability, so we encourage you to call us when you begin planning your next appointment so we can work with you and your doctor to schedule your appointment at a time when we can meet your needs.
To schedule a ride, please call (210) MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment or scheduled admission, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Have the following information readily available when you call to schedule:
- Doctor’s name, phone number and address
- For pre-scheduled appointments, have the date and time of your appointment
On the day of your ride, please be ready 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled pickup time. The Health Bus will pick you up as close to your front door as possible. Patients requiring additional assistance should plan to bring a companion. When your appointment is over, call (210) MHS-RIDE to have the Help Bus pick you up.