Rice Student Health Services provides preventive and outpatient clinical care for the students of Rice University. Student Health is located on-campus and is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on prevention. We see all students regardless of their insurance. Appointments are included in student fees. Additional charges for labs, vaccines, etc. may be paid via cash or credit card.

Students are seen in person at student health.

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY? - Call 6000 on campus for 24/7 student EMS. Call 911 if off campus.

COVID Vaccines - There are many locations offering vaccines in Houston. You can use the site www.vaccines.gov to find a location for a FREE COVID VACCINE. Many pharmacies including CVS, Walgreens and HEB have vaccines available.

2022-2023 Student Covid-19 Vaccination Expectations: Students enrolled on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year are expected (but not required) to have completed a full vaccination series for COVID-19 (currently defined as full course COVID-19 Vaccine (typically two shots of a WHO approved COVID-19 Vaccine or one J&J) and a COVID-19 booster. It is optional to attach a copy of these vaccines to your health form. You do NOT need to file an exemption for the Covid vaccine. (You DO need to file an exemption for MMR and meningitis vaccines if you have not received these).

Students will be asked to fill out a form thru the Dean's office regarding the Covid vaccine.

FLU Vaccines - Offered on campus at SHS. Please call for a flu shot appointment. Shots are $18 and reimbursable by Aetna student health. Flu shots will also be given by Walgreens on campus during fall of 2022 on Sept 6,8,20 and 21. Students may present an insurance card at the Walgreens event.

Upload your flu vaccine documentation to https://veoci.com/v/p/dashboard/j6ce8duchj

campus map - wellness center

Morton L. Rich Health and Wellness Center Map - We are located in the Morton L. Rich Student Health and Wellness Center located next to the Brown Magister's House off Entrance 27b. The building is indicated as building #30 on the printable campus map. Student parking is available at Entrance 27.


Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

closed for lunch 12:00-12:30 daily.

Monday - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*during the summer, the receptionist is available Monday through Friday for phone calls.

Closed Weekends


Phone: (713) 348-4966

Fax: (713) 348-5427

Email: hlsv@rice.edu

Note: This email address is for general administrative purposes only. It may not be used to ask a medical questions, set up an appointment, or to request advice.