Memorial International Patient Care Network at Memorial Hermann- Memorial City center would like to welcome all patients from all over the world who are seeking initial diagnosis, or treatment for an illness, or disorder that has been diagnosed, or may be seeking a second opinion or an annual examination.

Experienced doctors and hospital staff dedicated to providing comprehensive care and meeting the cultural needs of international patients. The team at MIPCN speaks a variety of languages and The Director-Abeer Saqer– is keen to receive and accompany the patients from the moment of arrival to facilitate the cultural and social transition and to provide medical and supplementary services that include the following:

  • Reviews patient records prior to arrival
  • Prepares pre-arrival cost estimates when needed
  • Identifies appropriate specialist(s) and arranges appointments with physicians and consultants
  • Coordinates care among specialists to ensure full comprehensive communications
  • Arranges travel and accommodations at the airport upon arrival to expedite customs
  • Arranges for accommodations at the hospital and around the city
  • Arranges for accommodations for VIP Patients at the hospital and around the city
  • Assists with pre-registration, appointment schedule
  • Facilitates access to medical records expeditiously
  • Provides interpretation and translation services
  • Provides for special religious and cultural needs and diets
  • Provides lists of places to visit while in Houston, including shopping, restaurants, hotels, local events, travel agency information, catering and many more
  • Follows up with patient’s home physicians to coordinate treatment when traveling back

Medical Services

To ensure that the outcome of your treatment is as successful as possible, it is important to take the following steps:

Before Appointment

  1. Bring your passport and attached visa.
  2. Please make sure that all your medical reports are organized by date.
  3. Please prepare a CD (compact disk) or USB flash drive containing all your reports and films.
  4. Cancer patients must bring all pathology slides, paraffin blocks, and reports. Your doctors in America will require a second review to confirm your initial diagnosis.
  5. When transporting your medicine to the country, please bring the original boxes or take a picture of each medication you are currently prescribed to.
  6. Bring a comfortable jacket to stay warm. The hospital is always cold.
  7. Prepare your questions in a notebook.
  8. Take the business card of each member of your medical team to familiarize yourself with their names and titles.
  9. Save the contact information of your International Patient Coordinator to ensure you always stay connected.
  10. Follow your schedule and inform your International Patient Coordinator If you want to reschedule.

During The Appointment

  1. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your examination to complete your application with the international patient coordinator.
  2. Have a family member or relative take notes during the appointment.
  3. Do not tell your specialists what you think you may have. Just tell him/her what is wrong and let your doctors do their work. They are here for you.
  4. Carefully listen to what your doctor tells you during the appointment, you can ask your questions at the end.
  5. Be brief. Do not tell your specialists long stories.
  6. Wear comfortable clothes.
  7. Always keep your ID on you at all times.
  8. Always keep your past medical reports with you in order to provide your doctor with a full and detailed medical history.
  9. Do not be ashamed or embarrassed by the way your doctor looks or speaks.
  10. It is highly recommended to follow-up with your appointment visits after the surgery, keep on following doctor’s instructions, and take your medications on time.

Supplementary Services

Traveling abroad to seek medical care is not easy. At the Memorial International Patient Care Network, we will oversee each aspect of your stay in the United States to ensure a comfortable recovery.

Once your surgery is complete, you can expect to stay in the United States during the duration of your recovery period. As an extension of our services, we will provide you with a list of restaurants and activities you can enjoy alone, with your spouse, or with the company of your entire family.

Houston, Texas is such a thriving and diverse city that it’s almost impossible to take everything in just one visit. But through this list, we would like to introduce you to a few of our favorite spots in town.

Accommodation Services

Where To Stay

You can expect to stay at the best top choices among hotels near the hospital: Westin Houston, Hotel Zaza, or Hotel Sorella where you will be provided with a number of Excellent amenities and services such as 24-hour security, wonderful multilingual staff and valet service.

  • Westin Hotel Apartments
    The Westin Houston, Memorial City stands at the heart of Houston’s thriving Memorial City, a city-within-a-city. The hotel is connected to your hospital, the prestigious Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. This will allow you to have direct access your doctors before and after surgery. The hotel is just walking distance from the Memorial City Center, which boasts attractions such as restaurants, the Sky Bridge, and the Memorial City Mall, which is one of the largest shopping centers in America.
The Westin Houston Memorial City
The Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel Traditional Guest Room
The Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel Lobby

Where To Pray: Mosques in Houston

  • Musallah in Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
    Ground Floor, East Tower
    921 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024
  • El-Farouq Mosque
    1207 Conrad Sauer
    Houston, TX 77043
  • Al-Noor Mosque
    Prestwood Drive
    Houston, TX 77081-1105
  • Hamza Mosque
    3505 South Dairy Ashford Street
    Houston, TX 77082

Where To Eat

  • Restaurants in Houston
    • Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
      10403 Katy Fwy # 150
      Houston, TX 77024
    • Zayed’s Mediterranean Grill
      797 Sorella Ct # 102
      Houston, TX 77024
    • Sayad Grill – Mediterranean
      12225 Westheimer Rd
      Houston, TX 77077
    • Kasra Persian Grill
      9741 Westheimer Rd
      Houston, Tx 77042
    • Bijan Persian Grill
      5922 Hillcroft Ave.
      Houston, Tx 77036
    • McCormick & Schmick’s – Seafood & Steaks
      791 Town And Country Blvd
      Houston, Tx 77024
    • Churrascos Memorial City- Seafood & Steaks
      947 Gessner Road Suite B-290 ( 2nd Floor)
      Houston, Tx 77024
    • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steak House
      8250 Westheimer Rd
      Houston, Tx 77063
    • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
      10499 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd
      Houston, Tx 77024
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy
      602 Memorial City Mall
      Houston, Tx 77024
    • Pronto Cucinino – Italian Food
      791 Town and Country Blvd
      Houston, Tx 77024
  • Cafe Shops in Houston
    • Mary’s cafe
      5825 Richmond Ave.
      Houston, Tx 77057
    • Cafe Layal
      6328 Richmond Ave.
      Houston, Tx 77057
    • Mazaj hookah & Grill
      5810 Beverly Hill St.
      Houston, Tx 77057
    • French Riviera Bakery
      3100 Chimney Rock Rd.
      Houston, Tx 77056
    • Niko Niko’s Greek & Amerian Cafe & Bakery
      1040 West Sam Houston Pkwy N.
      Houston, Tx 77043
    • Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe
      797 Sorella Ct.
      Houston, Tx 77024

Recreational Services

Arts & Culture

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Children Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston
Hobby Center for Performing Arts

Entertainment & Family


  • Memorial City Mall
    900 Gessner
    Houston, TX 77024
  • The Galleria
    5015 Westheimer Rd.
    Houston, TX 77056
  • Houston Premium Outlet
    29300 Hempstead Rd.
    Cypress, TX 77433
  • Katy Mills Outlet
    5000 Katy Mills Circle
    Katy, TX 77494
  • Town & Country City Center
    12850 Memorial Drive
    Houston, TX 77024