Student Health Clinic

Health alert regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus):

The Student Health Clinic is moving to telehealth appointments only beginning Monday, March 23. The clinic will no longer provide face-to-face office visits, but will support students via telephone and Zoom telehealth visits. Students must call 319-273-2009 opt#1 to be assessed over the phone. Clinic staff will remain available 8-4:30 Monday through Friday.  

The Counseling Center will also provide mental health services via telehealth (through Zoom). Please call 319-273-2676 to schedule an appointment.

We are following guidance from state and local public health officials (and the CDC) regarding this outbreak.  Student Health is in direct communication with the health officials who are closely monitoring the situation in our community and state, and will implement any recommendations they might have for management of the outbreak.  For more information on this emerging health issue, see information from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the CDC.  

If you have traveled to/from an affected area in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical care right away. Before you go to a healthcare office, call ahead and tell them about your travel and your symptoms.

Students with any health-related concerns or questions, please contact the Student Health Clinic at (319)-273-2009 opt.#1. After hours care options are available on our website.

The most up-to-date information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the university can be found at prepare.uni.edu.

 

 

Confidentiality & Privacy

Confidentiality

All medical records are confidential and will be transferred to another facility only by the student's request and signed written authorization to release medical records.  We respect students' right to privacy and will not give any information to anyone, including parents, roommates, friends, or instructors without proper written authorization.

Patient Privacy Rights and Responsibilities

Students have rights and the UNI Student Health Clinic staff is committed to respect and honor all patients we serve.  Our full intention is to protect your Patient Privacy, Rights and Responsibilities.  In the event that you believe your rights or our obligation to meet your Patient Rights are not being met, you may file a grievance/complaint.  For additional information about your rights, privacy or to file a complaint you can contact the Director of the Student Health Clinic at 319-273-7224 or by e-mail: healthcenter@uni.edu

Advance Directives

While students are generally very healthy, no one can predict when they'll become incapacitated and unable to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment in the face of catastrophic illness or injury.

Here are some definitions and resources that may help you regarding the two types of advance directives -- a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.

  • Living Will

    A living will allows you to specify that certain life-sustaining procedures be withheld or withdrawn if you are in a terminal condition and unable make your wishes known.  However, medication and medical procedures that provide comfort or ease pain are not considered life-sustaining and are not withheld under a living will.
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    By creating a durable power of attorney for health care you will: 
    • Choose a person to make healthcare decisions for you in case you are unable to do so, in accordance with your wishes. The person named should be someone you trust and who is willing to act in this capacity.  It is important to discuss your wishes with this person.
    • Individuals who have health-care advance directives and would like them to be a part of their health record should provide a copy to the UNI Student Health Clinic.

For more information about advance directives, or forms from the Iowa State Bar Association, visit http://www.iowabar.org/ or ask your UNI Student Health Clinic healthcare provider.

Accreditation

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