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Useful Links and Resources


  • Lodging - The Texas Medical Center is centrally located in Houston, and offers a wide variety of lodging options.
  • Rotary House International - The Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International is a full-service hotel, owned by MD Anderson Cancer Center and managed by Marriott International. 

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Country Calling Codes

Country Calling Codes – Determine what calling codes you need to make an international call.

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Cultural Centers

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Currency Exchange

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Getting Around MD Anderson

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Houston Newspapers

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Houston Tourism/Greeters

  • Houston Tourism – Plan your visit to Houston
  • Houston Greeters - Houston Greeters offers you a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of our residents. Local volunteers act as hosts for two-to-four hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice.
  • Citysearch Find reviews for Houston-area restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping, spas, events, etc.
  • Local weather

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Texas Medical Center Interactive Map

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Public Transportation

  • METRO Bus Schedule - Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25.
  • METRORail - METRORail offers convenient accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and Reliant Park, including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center. One-way fare is $1.25.
  • Texas Medical Center Shuttle

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Rental Cars

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  • 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

Approximate cab fares from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)*

  • Downtown $45
  • Reliant Park Area $54
  • Texas Medical Center $40
  • Uptown/Galleria $45
  • Greenway Plaza $50

Approximate cab fares from William P. Hobby Airport*

  • Downtown $22
  • Reliant Park Area $27
  • Texas Medical Center $25
  • Uptown/Galleria $45
  • Greenway Plaza $32

*Above rates include up to four people per cab, and amounts are listed in U.S. dollars (USD).

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Transportation from Airport

  • Supershuttle -provides transportation from Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports to the Texas Medical Center and other central areas of Houston. Call 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826) for information and reservations.
  • ExecuCar Limousine/Town Car - Professional limousine and town car service can be arranged by calling your International Patient Assistant.

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Travel Services

  • MD Anderson Patient Travel Services – Book your travel through MD Anderson Patient Travel Services and get access to special MD Anderson airline, lodging and transportation discounts and rates.

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Visa Information

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World Time Zones

World Clock – Determine what time it is anywhere in the world 

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Contact the International Center

Contact us with questions or to make an appointment.

Phone: 001-713-745-0450
Toll-free from Mexico & Canada: 800-811-6167
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

What to Expect

Find more information on each step of the appointment process: 

Our Global Culture

Meet Harihara Subramanian

Harihara Subramanian
Manager, Clinical Data Management Systems
Division of Cancer Medicine

From the friendly people to the cultural diversity this city boasts, everything in Houston reminds me of my home. Houston’s weather is similar, and the cost of living is just as affordable as in Chennai, India. Most people that visit me come here on a very tight schedule. As the home to the nation’s top space research organization, NASA, it is always easy for me to recommend to visitors the Johnson Space Center as my first choice. Then, go to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and the beautiful Butterfly Gardens. Now that the learning part is over, relax at the Galveston beaches, Moody Gardens and Kemah Boardwalk. My next recommendation would be to visit one of the beautiful Hindu temples in the country, Meenakshi temple, located in Pearland, Texas. On the way, I drive visitors through one of the world’s most highly recognized medical centers to show my work place, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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