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If you have an emergency on campus, call x6000 (713-348-6000) or pick up any blue-light phone. If you have an off-campus emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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.

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!