FINAL UPDATE: TS NicholasSept. 16, 2021, 8 a.m.

UTMB Health clinics and hospital services have returned to their normal operations.

TS Nicholas Clinics UpdateSept. 16, 2021, 8 a.m.

All UTMB Health clinics have returned to their normal hours WITH THE EXCEPTION Of Family Medicine, Galveston Island West at 6710 Stewart Road (also houses Dermatology services). Due to ongoing power issues at the Stewart Road site, staff and patients are being temporarily redirected to UTMB's Primary Care Pavilion and other locations on the Galveston main campus. Affected patients have been and are being contacted.

TS Nicholas Clinics UpdateSept. 14, 2021, 5 p.m.

All UTMB Health clinics are planning to return to their normal hours on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Any additional updates, if required, will be communicated directly to scheduled patients.

Weather Emergency Status: Hurricane NicholasTuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, updated 12:48 p.m.

Emergency Status

Nicholas briefly reached minimal hurricane strength prior to landfall near Matagorda last night. Coastal areas, including the Houston/Galveston region and Southeast Texas, are experiencing power outages as a result of the storm, but overall, conditions are improving across the region.


  • Non-essential employees should plan to return to their usual worksite by 1 p.m., if not approved to telecommute or instructed otherwise by your supervisor.
  • Correctional Managed Care employees should continue to follow instructions from their leadership.

Research Areas

  • Conditions in our labs are stable.


  • Classes and other academic activities are being conducted virtually today. Normal operations are planned to resume tomorrow.

Clinical Operations

  • All UTMB hospitals and emergency departments remain open.
  • Non-emergency surgeries and procedures will resume at 1 p.m. on the Galveston and League City Campuses.
  • Non-emergency surgeries and procedures will be canceled today for the Angleton Danbury and Clear Lake Campuses, as they remain on generator power.
  • UTMB clinics and urgent cares will reopen at 1 p.m. today, with the exception of the following facilities still experiencing power outages or other effects:
    • Primary Care Pavilion in Galveston
      • Infusion cases will move to Island Pedi West
    • Stewart Road Family Medicine and Dermatology
    • Professional Office Building II at ADC
    • Clear Lake Medical Office Building
      • Some clinics will be consolidated in other locations
    • Primary and Specialty Care on Hwy. 3, Webster


As with any weather system, forecasts may change quickly. UTMB Incident Command will continually monitor conditions and communicate UTMB-related updates as new information becomes available. Stay tuned to the following sources for UTMB updates:

For information on weather and road conditions, check your local news sources as well as:

Thank you and stay safe as cleanup begins.  

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