An excellent set of self-care flowcharts is available at Familydoctor.org; provided by the American Academy of Family Practice. (Once there, direct your browser to the tab marked "Self-care"). These charts are categorized by symptoms and will help you identify what is wrong and what to do about it. Many times the answers to your medical problem can be found here.
The most common reason students seek health care is for "colds" (viral upper respiratory infections). During certain times of the year, the demand for appointments greatly exceeds the availability. Given that there is no cure for the common cold we ask that students consider self-treatment for these types of illnesses. Additionally, we have cold self-care kits, which students can obtain by walking-in and requesting.
Nurse line information is provided for your information and the providers are not affiliated with Rice University.
Please view our list of area resources(click the button on the left) to find a provider. Please note, the listed clinics, pharmacies and hospitals have no contractual, or any other type of, relationship with Rice University or the physicians at Student Health Services.