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Welcome to the Rice EMS Website!

Rice University Emergency Medical Services (REMS) strives to provide the Rice Community with quality emergency medical care. REMS seeks to accomplish this goal through rapid response to calls for emergency service, standby coverage at special events, education of the Rice community, and a commitment to compassionate patient care, quality improvement, and professionalism.

This site is designed to provide information about Rice EMS, the services we provide, and the people who provide those services. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, or have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us and we will get back to you promptly.

Rice EMS has published its Annual Report of the busy year 2017 – read all about it here!

REMS is partnering with HOOTS (the High Order of the Owl Tailgating Society) to raise money for the EMS Endowment.  All are welcome to the tailgate, and hope you’ll also plan to stay for the baseball game.  The Rice Owls will be taking on Texas A & M, and a portion of the ticket proceeds purchased through the link below will also be given to the EMS endowment.  It promises to be a great afternoon!!

The game is on Tuesday, March 20th. The tailgate will be from 4-7p, and the game will start at 6:30p. To purchase tickets for the game, use this link.  The promo code is RICEEMS.

There is no charge for the tailgate.  All donations will be given to the Rice EMS endowment.  The EMS Endowment fund was started with a generous donation from Dr. Mark Escott, and when fully funded will be able to recognize an outstanding REMS senior with an award to be applied to post-baccalaureate education.  To fully fund the endowment, we’re seeking to raise $25,000.

If you can’t make the event, but you’re able to help with a donation for the Rice EMS endowment, use this link to make a gift.  In the Special Instructions box, designate the gift to the Rice University EMS Endowment.

Thank you for your support of REMS!!


As we move deeper into the Flu Season here in Houston, with record high numbers of people contracting the flu virus, it is absolutely essential to do everything you can to Halt the Spread with a few easy steps (Source – CDC):

  1. Get vaccinated at the on-campus clinic or at a local pharmacy.
  2. Frequently wash your hands to help protect you from germs.
  3. Frequently clean and disinfect common objects you use, such as your phone, laptop, and backpack.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, as these are points of entry for the virus.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  6. Stay at home when you are sick.
  7. Cover your coughwith a napkin or your upper sleeve / elbow.

 The moment you feel sick – body pain, cough, and other flu-like symptoms – do NOT ignore it. Avoid contact with others, get plenty of rest, and try your best to eat and drink. If symptoms become worse, and you feel lightheaded and weak, do not hesitate to call Rice EMS.

 Interested in joining REMS? Follow this link to find out more information!