Rice Village Emergency Room, formerly known as Elite Care ER, wants to make sure you know who we are, why we’re here, and the value we bring to the healthcare of the Rice Village and West U. Communities.
While the name has changed, our facility continues to take emergency room care to a more sophisticated level by treating emergency-only cases with the same specialized, board-certified physicians, nurses, and staff the community has grown to know and love with Elite Care ER.
Our vision for Rice Emergency Room is on the future and how to create high-quality patient experiences with a focus on continuous improvement for the people in the communities of Rice Village and West U.
Different in this case is good. There are a number of choices when it comes to emergency healthcare in our community, but none compares to what Rice Emergency Room has to offer our prospective patients and their families.
Our state-of-the-art facility features an “at-home” welcoming, and a comfortable waiting room full of amenities in a COVID-conscious environment. Our front desk staff is driven to make your visit fast, efficient, and easy to navigate.
When You Need Healthcare the Most
We understand that medical emergencies don’t wait. Our facility never closes and Rice Emergency Room is a full-service 24-hour emergency center.
Within minutes of arriving at Rice ER, you’ll be seen and treated by one of our caring emergency physicians. Our average wait times are less than 10 minutes and most test results are available in minutes, not hours.
Our Emergency Room can treat patients who need immediate care for these conditions and more
- Chest Pain
- Head Injury
- Acute Abdominal Pain
- Severe Sprains
- Broken Bones
- Pediatric Fever
- Work-Related Injury
- COVID Testing and Treatment with PCR Testing
We live, work, and play in and around Rice Village and are proud to call you our neighbor and Houston our home.
We are happy to serve all of our neighbors living in Morningside Place, Southhampton, Southgate, Old Braeswood, Braeswood Place, Sunset Terrace, Montclair, Greenbriar, Knollwood Village, Upper Kirby, and River Oaks. Click here for our location.
We Know You
For Over 12 Years, we’ve served you as Elite Care Rice Village. Our new owners realize the big shoes they have to fill. You’ll experience a seamless transition if you’ve used our facility in the past. If you’re a new patient, you’ll realize our value as soon as you step through our front door.
No Surprise Billing
Rice Emergency Room proudly features “No Surprise Billing”, which is almost unheard of in today’s healthcare service provider market. We make sure that our patients will have full knowledge of our insurance and billing process and will not get a high-cost, surprise bill in the mail. We see this transparency as long-term relationship building and a sustainable way to do business.
We’re “Family” Owned and Operated
Our Owners, Doctors, Nurses, and Staff live here and know the struggles of dealing with large hospital emergency rooms, especially being so close to the Houston Medical Center. While the Med Center offers world-class facilities, there are simply more patients filling these busy hospitals, making wait times longer, especially when it comes to radiology and labs. We’re bent on changing the patient experience with short wait times and a personalized experience.
If your illness or injury requires further care, we take careful steps to ensure the best care possible. In cases where observation is needed, Rice ER offers a luxurious, private observation suite.
Occasionally a patient needs specialty care, surgical attention, or a longer hospital stay. In these cases, our physicians coordinate with area hospitals to create a seamless, expedited transition. When a transfer is required for further care or monitoring, you will not incur a second emergency room visit. Rice Emergency Room will arrange for you to be admitted directly to a room at the area hospital of your choice, or taken straight to the cath-lab or surgical suite. Whether in our emergency room, observation, or being transferred to another facility, Rice ER will provide truly amazing care every step of the way.
We’re Invested in the Future
Rice Emergency Room’s new owners are invested in creating the best possible patient experience from the time of service until you’re home. We’ve removed the barriers that gave patients cause to visit us – and are working to elevate your experience to new levels of service. We’re going to call it “unexpected” care. Because you’ll see the differences right away.
We Want to Be Your Go-To
We want to be a place where you equate us to things like home and family. Where you feel comfortable, your needs are met, and expectations exceeded – always.