Guidelines for Houston / Harris County Hospitals and Medical Facilities

    • Hospitals must be located in the City of Houston or Harris County.
    • Hospitals may utilize the Homeless Medical Isolation Recovery Center (HMIRC) facility for isolation purposes for patients who have:
      • tested positive,
      • lack the means to self-isolate (i.e. the homeless), and
      • are in stable condition with mild/moderate symptoms.
    • Hospitals shall call the HMIRC facility (281-678-6440) to notify the facility operator of pending transport, ensure space availability, and answer a few questions regarding the patient.
    • Hospitals shall securely email the positive test results to both:
    • Hospitals are responsible for transporting patients in a safe manner to the HMIRC facility.
    • All patients shall arrive to the HMIRC facility with a copy of their:
      • positive test results, and
      • medical file.
    • At discharge, hospitals shall provide the patient with a 30-day supply of prescribed medication(s) if retail pharmacy is available to them.  Example: public hospitals such as Harris Health or Veterans Hospital should supply medications prior to discharge.
    • Patients in need of medical assistance or experiencing serious behavioral health issues shall not be transported to the facility.
    • Facility location:  9902 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77034 (Red Roof Inn & Suites)