Annual: August 15, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Fall: August 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Spring: January 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
All registered, degree-seeking students are required to maintain health insurance coverage while enrolled at Rice University.
Therefore, all *students are REQUIRED to either enroll in the Rice Student Health Insurance Plan, administered by Aetna Student Health, or request a waiver of the Student Health Insurance plan by demonstrating comparable insurance coverage.
UPDATE: Aetna Student Health no longer mails out physical medical ID cards.
You can access and print your web medical ID by clicking on the link located under Student Resources, downloading the Aetna mobile app, or by logging into the Aetna Navigator. If you would like a physical medical card, please contact Aetna Member Services to request that your medical ID card be mailed to your address.
For plan specific and network provider questions, please contact Aetna Student Health directly at 1-877-375-7908 or click here to visit the website.
If your doctor’s office is closed and you do not know whether your condition is life threatening, you can call one of the Nurse Health Lines listed below. This is a free service available 24/7. You will be able to speak to a trained Nurse that can advise you on the best place to seek treatment based on your symptoms.
Aetna Nurse Health Hotline: 1-800-556-1555 (ONLY available to students enrolled in the Aetna insurance plan)
Memorial Hermann Nurse Health Line: 713-338-7979 or Toll Free at 1-855-577-7979