Tips for your visit to MD Anderson
Cancer Connection provides comfortable settings, with locations in the Main Building and Mays Clinic, for patients and caregivers to visit with cancer survivor and caregiver volunteers. Volunteers share hope, support, understanding and information about one-on-one support through the myCancerConnection program. Visitors also can enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. The Mays Clinic location has a separate room for patients to rest and relax.
Visit the myCancerConnection page if you'd like to request a match with a survivor or caregiver volunteer.
Location: Main Building, Floor 2, near Elevator B
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kim's Place provides a respite for adolescent and young adult patients and their guests, ages 15-30. Enjoy video games, a pool table, jukebox, computers with Internet access and free snacks.
Location: Main Building, Floor 2, in The Park, B2.4309
Hours: Hours vary daily, depending on staff and volunteer availability. Call for current hours of operation.
Learning Center Libraries
The Learning Center is a free consumer health library with the latest information on cancer care, support, prevention and general health and wellness issues. Staff members provide skilled, personalized service to MD Anderson patients, caregivers and the public. Find out more about The Learning Center.
NOTE: The Patient Relaxation Area is open only to blood donors at this time due to COVID-19.
The Patient Relaxation Area is where patients and families can rest, read and recharge. Enjoy this quiet space with recliners, warm blankets, books and magazines. Computers, a fax machine and a printer also are available for limited use. This is a convenient place to rest between clinic appointments or during hospital stays. Volunteers provide directions and institutional resources.
Location: Main Building, Floor 2, near Elevator D and The Park, B2.4314
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This area provides a quiet environment for patients and visitors, with great views of the Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston. The observation deck features tables, sofas, desks with power outlets, vending machines, and a grand piano that is played by volunteers throughout the day.
Location: Main Building, Floor 24, near Elevator F (Take elevator F to Floor 22, then transfer to a dedicated elevator for Floor 24)
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.