Frequently Asked Questions
I have this weird rash / sharp pain / green mucus...
Let us stop you there. If you are concerned about a health issue that requires you to see a physician, you will need to consult Health Services. They are located in the Morton L. Rich Health Services Building (#62 on the Campus Map) adjacent to Brown College. Refer to their Web site for more information, or make an appointment by calling (713) 348-4966.
What does the Wellness Center DO?
Good question! We offer information and tools on a variety of student wellness issues. We are the go-to place for all of your "I-want-to-know-but-I'm-too-embarrassed-to-ask" needs. We encourage Rice students to become "wellness-seekers" who not only avoid illness, but develop themselves in all health related aspects, including social, spiritual, and emotional wellness. We have a Wellness Lending Library which loans out books ranging from avoiding procrastination to dealing with abusive relationships and everything (health-related) in between! We also check out relaxation CDs, DVDs and pedometers, and many students know of us for our massage, acupuncture or nutrition services!
Who can utilize Wellness Center services?
Rice undergraduate and graduate students.
I have an appointment with the Rice Counseling Center. Why am I going to the Wellness Center?
Several RCC staff office in the Wellness Center. When making an confirming an appointment, please make sure you have the correct location!
Where do I check-in for my appointment?
Please check in at our front desk. Please know that often we have trained student workers working at our front desk who may be your peers. These students have signed a confidentiality agreement with our center.
Wellness coaching and nutrition consultations are free?! How do I make an appointment?
All enrolled, full time Rice undergraduate and graduate students are
eligible for sessions with our registered dietitian and wellness
coaches. To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at (713)
Is there anything I need to prepare for in my nutrition appointment?
You will be informed during the scheduling of your appointment that an email will be sent to you after you make your appointment. The email will explain of a daily online log that the nutritionist would like you to fill out. It will also include an online intake form where you can go more into detail explaining your nutrition goals. Doing all of this will better help the nutritionist be better informed to help you.
Can I volunteer at the Wellness Center?
We are always excited to have students get involved with our programs! Whether it's a day-long awareness event or an ongoing program, we can use your help. Send an email
and include your contact information, as well as what types of initiatives interest you. As soon as we have a volunteer task, we will let you know!
What if I want to work at the Wellness Center or get involved in student health issues?
Look for advertisements in the Thresher about open positions at the Wellness Center, or call us (x5194) to arrange to have an application kept on file.