While state mandates for universal masking, capacity, and occupancy have been lifted under Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order, CDC guidance on masking, social distancing, and infection control precautions are still encouraged within the order.

Shriners Children’s Texas will continue to adhere to the universal masking policy and all other COVID-19 precautions that have been in place to keep our patients, families, and workforce safe.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Getting here

Getting here

Shriners Children’s Texas is located across from the campus of University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).  The physical address of the hospital is 815 Market St. Galveston, Texas 77550.  

Driving directions

Shriners Children’s Texas is located at:
815 Market St.
Galveston, Texas, 77550

There are two ways to access Galveston Island:

1) Interstate 45 South runs into Galveston Island and becomes Broadway Street. Take Broadway down to 9th St and turn left. You will see the hospital straight ahead. Take a right on Market Street.

2)  From Interstate 10 go South on TX-124, West on TX-87, take the TX-87/Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry, go southeast on Ferry Rd/TX-87, keep right at the fork to continue on Ferry Rd/TX-87 and finally turn right onto Market St. 815 Market St. is on the left.


Parking is available on our surface lot for families traveling with a patient(s), with an easy drop-off area at the front of the hospital and spots designated for those with disabilities. A paid parking lot is nearby.

Travel assistance

If you need travel assistance, please contact your local Shriners International temple (chapter). The men at the local temple may be able to assist in arranging overnight stays if you are traveling from a great distance or if your visit will take longer than a day. If you do not know which Shriners International temple is closest to you, please call our housing and transportation department at 409-770 6724.

Local hotels

Families who wish to stay close to the hospital during a child’s hospitalization are advised to call our housing coordinator at 409-770 6645, to inquire about hotel rates on the island, as hotels may offer special rates for our patients.