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It is important to note that Student Health Services is not an urgent care facility nor emergency room. As to not delay care, students experiencing an urgent medical need should consider going to one of the facilities on our website. If you are unsure as to where to go, a doctor or nurse at SHS can assist you with information. Please call 713-348-4966. For an emergency call 713-348-6000.

For up to date Rice information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please check

Students with concerns may call Rice Student Health to discuss concerns with a triage nurse. They should NOT walk in to the clinic.


Rice Student Health - call for a virtual visit appointment - available Monday thru Friday with our Family Physicians for current students.

Aetna Student Health or 1-855-835-2362

Houston Methodist at

Memorial Hermann


Signature Care ER 1007 Westheimer Rd phone 281-479-3293

Methodist Houston ERs

TESTING SITES: Please note supplies are limited. Rules change daily.

City of Houston

Texas Department of State Health Services

Signature Care ER - 1007 Westheimer 281-479-3293


Legacy Clinics 832-548-5000 - Note 5-7 days for results

Next Level Urgent Care - multiple locations - -Must do virtual visit first


Doyle's Pharmacy - Delivers to students - 2425 Sunset Blvd -Phone 713-526-1771

Randalls Pharmacy - 713-668-9820

HEB Pharmacies -


VACCINE REQUIREMENTS - All new students (undergraduate and graduate) are REQUIRED to have two MMR vaccines. Students under 22 are required to have the Meningitis ACYW vaccine. All students must complete a screening questionnaire for tuberculosis and complete testing if needed.

The Meningitis B and TdaP vaccines are highly recommended for undergraduate students. Please review this preventable disease at

Please review the Health Form and frequently asked questions under "new students".

A child or student who has not received the required immunizations for reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs, may be excluded from school in times of emergency or epidemic.

Starting in the fall of 2018, students with Aetna Student Health may receive full reimbursement for STI testing once per school year at student health. Please schedule an appointment for testing and to review coverage.

Students do not need to be enrolled in the Rice sponsored Aetna insurance plan to utilize Student Health services. We do not file or bill insurance.

Students or parents with concerns about privacy should review the information on the Registrar's webpage regarding FERPA. Health services does NOT require any privacy forms unless a student is under 18 upon arrival. This form is available under the New Students Section.