Planning Your Trip
Ninety-five percent of patients seeking treatment are from outside the Houston area, and we know how intimidating the large city and Texas Medical Center can be for new patients. Fortunately, the staff at the Mesothelioma Treatment Center (MTC) at Baylor College of Medicine has the expertise and resources to help you coordinate your stay with us, including transportation, short- or long-term living arrangements in Houston, and even places to visit or restaurants for a nice evening out.
We have done the necessary research and worked out the logistics for our extended-stay patients. We are ready to help you coordinate your trip, just contact our scheduling desk at (713)798-6376 for assistance with your travel and lodging from start to finish.
There are lots of different options for an extended stay in the Houston area. More than 20 hotels are located within two miles of the MTC Clinic, and many of them provide a shuttle service for patients who do not have a car with them during their stay. Some of the area hotels offer discounts to Texas Medical Center patients, and others have specific special rates in place exclusively for MTC patients. We will gladly provide you with this information when you call.
In addition to hotels, there are also corporate apartments, church-sponsored lodging, and even trailer parks, if RVing is a hobby of yours. Some of these lodging options offer special rates to Texas Medical Center patients for longer stays.
Air travel to Houston includes two international airports – George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). From the airport, you may choose to travel to the Texas Medical Center by taxi, Uber, or a flat-rate Super Shuttle. We can provide you with some free transportation arrangements through the American Cancer Society or Cab Voucher, if applicable.
Once you are situated in the Texas Medical Center, the Houston Metro provides bus and light rail transportation around the city at low cost. We can help you get set up with a Metro card for frequent travel on the public transportation network, if needed.
For any additional information, please contact our scheduling specialists at 713-798-6376