Observation for Health Professionals

Texas Children’s is committed to keeping our patients, staff and employees safe as we manage the emerging global public health situation around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As part of our commitment, we are taking proactive measures to help prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19. Due to increasing concerns, and our focus on providing safe, high-quality care to our patients, we have made the decision to postpone all upcoming Therapy Observations for anyone outside of our TCH organization and non-affiliated TCH personnel at all Texas Children’s Hospital locations in Houston and the surrounding areas. We are making this change to ensure we protect everyone, including attending guests. We will provide an update when Therapy Observations will resume. Thank you for your support and attention in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


It is the mission of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department to support the hospital’s mission by helping patients obtain their highest level of functional independence through education, therapeutic intervention, and research. This is accomplished by providing high quality rehabilitative care that is individualized and family-centered, timely, cost-effective and coordinated, for patients ages newborn – adult, with a variety of diagnosis and with respect to all patients’ rights, dignity, privacy, confidentiality and safety. The goal of an observation experience entails watching treatment sessions without patient contact. 


Those interested in observations are required to complete the following:

Other Resources

Environmental Safety Hazards for Infants and Children
Observer Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Children's Hospital (currently wait-listed)
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands
Cy-Fair Specialty Care
Kingwood Glen Specialty Care
Clear Lake Specialty Care
Sugar Land Specialty Care

Contact Us

For further questions, please therapyobservation@texaschildrens.org.

You will be contacted for scheduling after your paperwork is received and you are cleared by Employee Health.

Due to the amount of requests we receive, we only allow up to 20 hours of outpatient observation hours.* Observation time is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

* If you need more than 20 hours, please contact Volunteer Services at 832-824-2263 regarding volunteer opportunities (six-month commitment required).