Student Health is located on-campus and is dedicated to meeting undergraduate and graduate students' unique needs, emphasizing prevention. We see all students regardless of their insurance. Appointments are included in student fees. Additional labs, vaccines, etc., charges may be paid via credit card. Students are seen in person at student health.

Call 6000 on campus for 24/7 student EMS. Call 911 if off campus.



Free Covid Tests available at all colleges and in the lobby at Student Health. If you test positive, you can contact SHS for a televisit appointment with a doctor.

Plan to isolate for 5 days. Pick up your meals in the servery while wearing a mask. On days 6-10, you may attend class with a mask.

For additional information from Student Health Services regarding COVID please click here: COVID INFORMATION 2023.pdf

For CDC info on COVID isolation click here.

Covid-19 Updated Vaccines now available at local pharmacies. There will be a limited number of Covid-19 updated vaccines at the last 2 flu clinics. Insurance accepted but if denied the student will owe $160. Local pharmacies now accepting appointments for the vaccine including CVS, Walgreens (not 6400 Fannin), and Randalls. Student Health has the vaccine ordered and will let students know when available. Cost will be $130. Aetna Student health and Wellfleet student health will reimburse for the vaccine given at student health.


Rice students are expected have the seasonal influenza vaccine each year. Four 2023 vaccine clinics will be held on campus this fall. Bring your insurance card (medical/pharmacy) with you as most insurance companies cover the flu shot for free! Please book your appointment in advance. Walk ins available but there will be a wait. Students do not need to send the vaccine proof. There will be a random audit prior to course registration for Spring 2024. Students with existing vaccine waivers may use those to exempt. A limited number of Covid-19 boosters will be available Sept 27 and Oct 5.

September 14 | 10 am to 6pm

September 19 | 8 am to 4pm

September 27 | 8 am to 4pm

October 5 | 10 am to 6pm

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


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.