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Emergency Services

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

emergencyIs 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

Rice Memorial Hospital ambulance 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.

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