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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Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Children's Texas, our care extends far beyond the hospital walls. Our staff members organize events and partner with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential inside and outside of the hospital. 

Music and movement

The music and movement groups are for physician-referred, recurring patients ages 2–6, and are facilitated by a music therapist. Patients are divided into groups based on age for regularly scheduled sessions, ranging from 30–60 minutes, with focus on active and functional movement, socialization and caregiver involvement.

Patient ambassador program

Patient ambassadors are current or former patients of the hospital who have been selected and volunteer as champions for Shriners Hospitals for Children by participating in special activities, events and other opportunities on behalf of the hospital.

Organized through the marketing and communications department, the patient ambassador program is a great way for patients and families to give the gift of their time and talent to the hospital. Patient ambassadors represent the hospital in their local communities and at the hospital in many different ways, including photo shoots, video productions and speaking to Shrine temples (chapters). The patient ambassadors attend local Shriners International temple events and local Shriners Hospitals for Children events and fundraisers, and also participate in news stories on television, radio and newspapers.

In addition to being invited to select events, patient ambassadors reap the benefits of building confidence and character through their participation. Patients and families both have formed lifelong friendships in the program and our younger patients flourish by having the opportunity to meet older patients who have “been through it before.”

For more information on how to become a patient ambassador for Shriners Children's Texas, please contact Jennifer Anderson at 409-770-6535.

Burn camps

The staff at Shriners Children's Texas can assist in connecting patients and families to burn camps.