Illness and Health on Campus 

Please visit Rice Health Services for all of your primary care needs.  Doctor visits at Health Services are included in all undergraduate and graduate tuition.  For appointments and general inquiries, call them at (713) 348-4966.

For on-campus emergencies, please call Rice EMS at ext. 6000. 

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Illness and Health Off-Campus (After Hours Resources) 

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Emergency Departments 

St. Luke's Minor Care
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Located on Holcombe in the Kelsey-Seybold building, this clinic is for Urgent Care. It is the place to go for minor injuries, such as sprains or stitches, where you will not have to wait so long to be treated. They accept cash, check, or credit as payment. Please call to verify insurance information.

Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Center
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Located conveniently in Rice Village, this recently opened neighborhood emergency center contains 8 "fast track" beds for minor emergencies and trauma beds for more sever cases.  Staffed by board certified ER physicians, registered nurses and trained technicians, the center advertises that the physicians will see walk-ins within 15 minutes of check-in.  The facility also provides its own laboratory, X-Ray, CT and Ultrasound technologies.  Door parking available.  Standard ER Rates apply.

Major Trauma Centers

Hermann Hospital

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Level I trauma center, just across the street from Rice. Also the nearest Life Flight Station.

 Ben Taub
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County Hospital with a Level 1 trauma center. No patients can be refused here.

Park Plaza Hospital

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Level II trauma center, with ten beds and a physician on 24/7.

After-Hours Clinic 

866-Take-Care Clinic (located in Walgreen's Pharmacy)
No appointments needed. Operated by family nurse practitioners or physicians' assistants. If you have insurance, a one-time co-payment is required on the day you visit. Treatable conditions: respiratory illnesses, skin conditions, diagnostic testing, minor injuries, vaccinations and physicals. 


Local Pharmacy Information:  
  • CVS:
    Main @ Kirby (713) 660-8934 or Kirby @ Bolsover (713) 522-3983
  • Walgreen's :
    1919 West Gray (866) TAKE-CARE
  • St. Luke's:
    6624 Fannin (832) 355-8444
  • Bradley:
    7550 Fannin (713) 797-1613
  • HPB Pharmacy:
    Hermann Professional Bldg - 6410 Fannin Ste 116 (713) 799-1472
  • Kroger's:
    7747 Kirby Drive (713) 661-7440
  • Scurlock Tower Pharmacy:
    6560 Fannin (713) 790-6350


Local Dentists 

Browse the American Dental Association directory to find an ADA member dentist in your area. For more information on specific dental concerns, visit this A-Z glossary brought to you by the American Dental Association.

Use the Greater Houston Dental Society's list for licensed dentists in the Houston Area. You'll want to contact the dentist's office directly to determine cost for services. You may qualify for assistance if you can prove you are a full time student.