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Rice Emergency Services, also known as the ER, is located at the east end of Rice Memorial Hospital. We are open and physician-staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parking is available for ER patients and families near the ER entrance on Becker Ave. There is a drive-in area available for emergencies on the east side of the hospital, off of 2nd Street.
- Is it an emergency?
- When to call the doctor
Is it a medical emergency?
Although we examine all patients who come to the emergency room for a medical concern, whether it be a major or minor, some common symptoms that could signal an acute medical emergency include:
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing
- stroke symptoms, such as slurred speech, severe headaches, or weakness on one side of the body
- acute pain
- cuts or large abrasions
- possible broken bones
- any condition that you feel needs immediate medical attention
If you have an emergency or need an ambulance, please call 9-1-1.
Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment.
When to call your doctor
For common and short-lived illnesses and conditions that you believe are not serious enough to visit an emergency room, call your healthcare provider.
If you would like assistance finding a healthcare provider, please choose the "Find a Provider" link in the top righthand corner of each page.