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 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.