5 questions about MD Anderson after Hurricane Harvey

While many of our employees, patients and the Gulf Coast region continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, one thing remains unchanged: MD Anderson is open and here to provide exceptional cancer care for new and existing cancer patients. Despite that, you may have some questions about MD Anderson during and after the storm. Below, we answer five common questions. Is MD Anderson open? Yes, our clinics have all resumed normal operations. Patients with scheduled appointments in the days and weeks ahead should plan to be here for their appointments. Our staff has been rescheduling patients whose appointments were cancelled when Houston experienced the effects of the storm (Aug. 27-Aug. 30). “Our care teams were on the phones with patients as soon as weather conditions improved to answer their questions and get them rescheduled as soon as possible,” says Karen Lu, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer ad interim. “It was a team effort, and we proved that while the storm significantly impacted our people, we are committed to coming together to serve those who entrust us with their lives.” If you’re traveling to Houston for your appointment, MD Anderson’s Patient Travel Services team can help you find a place to stay and even book your ground transportation and airfare. You can reach Patient Travel Services by calling toll-free 888-848-9992 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Patients from outside the United States can get help arranging travel from MD Anderson’s  International Center. Is MD Anderson accepting new patients? Yes, MD Anderson continues to accept and schedule new patients. If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, you can request an appointment at MD Anderson online or...