Resources

For your convenience, below we have listed  a number or resources. Be sure to let us know if you have a recommendation for this list and we will add it. Send your suggestions or recommendations to ladymaitland@msn.com. Thank you.

 

Hotels in and around the Texas Medical Center

Here is a link to the list of hotels around the Texas Medical Center. However, many of our patients prefer the Crown Plaza on Kirby Drive and the Holiday In Express on South Main. After clicking on the link, click on View List on the right hand side, above the map, for easier viewing. Link:    Hotels around the Texas Medical Center

Transportation Around Houston and To/From Airports

For those who need or would like transportation in and around Houston, the city offers regular bus service on their METRO buses, which includes to and from Georg Bush International Airport and William P. Hobby airport.  However, it will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.Here is the link to the website: Metro Bus Service

METROLIFT, also part of METRO offers curb-to-curb transportation for physically disabled persons.

Book Trips  5 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7 days a week
Confirm or Cancel trips, 24/7
Go online – No more waiting

Now with three ways to book your trip, getting around town has never been easier.

  • Reservations on the Phone – Call 713-225-6716 to speak with a representative to book your trip
  • MACS – Call 713-225-6716 then press the # 1 to use our automated trip scheduling system
  • MACS-WEB – Schedule your trip online quickly and easily

For more information, please visit their website:  Transportation Around Houston

Houston also offers a Super Shuttle to and from George Bush International Airport, here is the website: Super Shuttle

Shuttle Service

Texas Medical Center Transportation’s complimentary shuttle service provides convenient and reliable transportation for patients, visitors, and employees within the Texas Medical Center campus.  Please visit their website for more information: Shuttle Service Around Medical Center

MD Anderson ground shuttles are available for visitors traveling between the Main Building, Mays Clinic, Hospitality Apartments, Proton Therapy Center and Radiation Outpatient Center. The shuttles operate Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. We also service the Mohs Clinic and Radiation Treatment Center by request; call 713-792-2338.

Taxi Services

Approximate cost from MD Anderson to Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately $50-$60 and to Hobby Airport, $40-$50, but please call for prices first as they often change.

  • Fiesta Cab Company: 713-225-2666
  • Liberty Cab Company: 713-695-6700
  • Square Deal Cab Company: 713-659-7236
  • United Cab Company: 713-699-0000
  • Yellow Cab Company: 713-236-1111

Angel MedFlight

At Angel MedFlight, they arrange safe transport of patients across the country and around the world. Please visit their website for more information: Angel MedFlight

Pilots for Patients

The mission of Pilots for Patients is to provide free air transportation to those patients needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities not available to them locally. Our goal is to eliminate the burden of travel allowing the patient to concentrate on getting well. For more information, please visit their website: Pilots for Patients

Dining Around the Texas Medical Center

Those looking for a place to dine during their stay in and around the Texas Medical Center, there are many choices from fast food to nice restaurants. Also, please know many of these eateries also deliver. After clicking on the link, click on View List on the right hand side, right above the map for an easier viewing list.

Here is a great list: Places to Dine

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers a great deal of information on their website, American Cancer Society. 

Houston’s chapter of the American Cancer Society’s website is: Houston Chapter, American Cancer Socieety

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Houston, to break ground in 2015

Hope Lodge Houston will provide free rooms to patients receiving treatments in Houston.
For more information, please visit Hope Lodge Houston

Houston News and Weather

Texas Medical Center News

Texas Medical Center News

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

Houston Weather News and Updates

Houston Weather

Churches

Most of the Texas Medical Center hospitals have beautiful chapels inside the hospital that offers church services throughout the week and weekend. However, for those who would like to attend a worship service outside of the hospital, please visit the links below for the churches close to the Texas Medical Center:

Church in the Center (of the Texas Medical Center)  Church in the Center

Here is a Google Map of the churches near the Texas Medical Center, but it is not complete. Please see others listed below: Google Map of Churches
(The map will take a few moments to load)

Houston Chinese Church Chinese Church

First Presbyterian 1st Presbyterian

Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity Episcopal

St. Paul’s United Methodist St. Paul’s

South Main Baptist South Main Baptist

Holy Cross Catholic Chapel Holy Cross Catholic

Lakewood, non-denominational Lakewood