Student Health Clinic

COVID-19 testing:

I would like to take the opportunity to clear up confusion regarding the cost of COVID-19 testing. The Student Health Center will always have a free COVID-19 testing option for students, faculty and staff. It is as simple as calling 319-273-2100 to be assessed for testing. If you are experiencing symptoms we are often able to schedule an appointment for the same day. If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive we request that you have a test conducted 4 days after your exposure. The reason we ask you to wait is because by the fourth day you will have enough cells in your nose to get a positive result. If you are tested too soon there is a possibility of a false negative test.

The Student Health Clinic will begin to charge ($80) for rapid testing, which means results will occur within 1 hour. Fortunately, most health insurance covers the cost.  However, as part of our commitment to supporting students, the university will cover the cost for those whose insurance will not pay - as well as the cost for uninsured students.  If for any reason the claim is denied, UNI will apply the cost to a student’s U-Bill, and then provide resources from the UNI Together Scholarship to cover the fee. 

Please remember the Student Health Clinic can always send a free test to the State Hygienic Lab for processing.  

Thank you for keeping our campus healthy, 



Shelley O'Connell

Executive Director, Student Health and Well-being Services


 2020 Flu Clinics

UNI Student Health Clinic will be hosting walk-in clinics at the Student Health Clinic between October 13th and October 22nd.  There is no charge for the flu vaccine this year.  Please plan to attend one of these clinics to stay well this flu season.  Click on the link to view Flu Clinic dates and times.




Student Health Clinic Hours

The UNI Student Health Clinic is open on all days University classes are in session from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • Clinic
    • Mon - Fri:  8:00am—4:30pm 

After Hours, Weekends and During Breaks

For a life-threatening emergency, anytime day or night, call 911.

After Hours Crisis/Suicide Hotline

For urgent situations outside of office hours, call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.

Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224

*The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Patient Engagement (Nurse on Call)

Call patient engagement "Nurse-on-call" at (319) 272-2600. This service is sponsored by MercyOne.  They will provide information and if necessary, refer you to appropriate services.

Local Urgent Care Facilities

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care
4612 Prairie Parkway, Ste 100
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone:(319) 553-0828

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care
1753 W Ridgeway, Ste 102
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: (319) 833-5888

MercyOne Waterloo Urgent Care
2710 St. Francis Dr
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 272-7425

MercyOne Cedar Falls Urgent Care
226 Bluebell Rd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 272-7425


Local Emergency Rooms

UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
1825 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 235-3697

MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
3421 West Ninth St
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 272-7050

MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center (formerly Sartori Memorial Hospital)
515 College Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 268-3000



The Student Health Clinic is an AAAHC accredited facility. We participate in a voluntary site survey to measure the quality of our services and performance against nationally recognized standards of The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, INC