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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.

Our Services

Rice EMS provides Emergency Medical Services to Rice University and the surrounding communities. These services cover everything from caring for minor injuries to providing life-saving care to critical patients. Thanks to funding from the university, all of Rice EMS’ services are free. In addition, the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) that make up the staff of Rice EMS are students (certified by the State of Texas, based on a nationally-standardized curriculum) who volunteer their time to help those in need of medical care.

Rice EMS is certified as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service. Our EMTs are authorized to provide a wide spectrum of emergency care, including advanced procedures (such as IV/IO therapy and advanced medication administration). All procedures are governed by a set of protocols and standing orders approved by our physician medical director, Mark Escott, M.D. and the Medical Direction Team.