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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!

As we move from an intense flu season into the warmer months here in Houston, we should prepare ourselves for possible heat emergencies. Extreme heat events, or heat waves, can cause heat stress: “heat-related illness caused by the body’s inability to cool down properly” (Source: CDC). This condition is preventable with proper precaution – here are some steps to take to prepare:

  1. Stay in air-conditioned areas during the hot hours
  2. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure/physical activity outside during hot hours
  3. Hydrate frequently; drink cool/cold water
  4. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing

The moment you feel symptoms such as heat rash or heat crampsdo NOT ignore it. In the event of suspected heat emergency, please call Rice EMS.

REMS partnered with HOOTS (the High Order of the Owl Tailgating Society) to raise money for the EMS Endowment on March 20th. Thanks to the generosity of many donors during the tailgate, REMS is now closer to reaching its goal of raising $25,000. These kind donations will help the organization continue its commitment to providing the Rice community with quality emergency medical care.

If you were unable to attend the event, but you’re able to help with a donation for the Rice EMS endowment, please use this link to make a gift.  In the Special Instructions box, designate the gift to the Rice University EMS Endowment. Thank you all so much for all your help!