There are a large variety of health resources available for students at Duncan including:
Located next to the Brown Master’s House and Brown tower, Student Health Services “provides preventive and outpatient clinical care for the students of Rice University” and is an excellent resource to turn to when feeling under the weather, in need of a prescription refill, for flu shots, or for STI testing. Call (713) 348-4966 to set up an appointment.
Dedicated to a person’s overall well being, the Wellness Center provides programs, services, and peer education such as Ally Training, Obligation Overload, nirvana sessions, wellness coaching, and supports the RHA program. The center also has an extensive library where you can check out books related to nutrition, sexual health, mental health, and stress.
The Counseling Center’s mission is to promote positive mental health for Rice students. To achieve this, the Counseling Center provides individual and couple counseling and creating therapy groups. Situations in which students typically seek support or help from the Counseling Center are difficulties with academics, family problems, interpersonal relationships and sexuality, depression or anxiety, or other self-identity issues such as feelings of loneliness or low self-esteem. Making an appointment is simple: call the center at (713) 348-4867 or walk into the office, located in the same building as Student Health Services, next to the Brown Master’s House.
EMS, or Emergency Medical Services, provides quality emergency services through “rapid response to calls for emergency service, standby coverage at special events, education of the Rice community, and a commitment to compassionate patient care, quality improvement, and professionalism.” In any case of emergency on Rice campus, call (713) 348-6000.
Devoted to encouraging a “lifetime of health and wellness for the students, faculty, and staff of Rice University by promoting the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity,” the Rec Center offers modern cardio and weight machines and multiple programs like S.W.E.A.T. and Mind & Body to keep students active and healthy.
Nestled in a small office in the RMC, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) works to “increase awareness of and sensitivity to issues facing women in order to build a more supportive, dynamic atmosphere on campus.” The WRC hosts a variety of programs, such as the “Consent is Sexy” in October, Vagina Monologues, and weekly Perspective & Popcorn.
Ranging from four to seven at each residential college across campus, Rice Health Advisors (RHAs) are educated peers who complete a semester-long class devoted to health specifically at Rice. The RHAs are able to offer many services to other Rice students, ranging from conflict resolution between friends or roommates and referral to resources on- and off-campus to a first aid kit complete with cough drops, earplugs, condoms, and bandages. For information about your current Duncan RHAs, visit our Rice Health Advisors page.