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.
The Student Health Clinic provides services related to psychiatric medication evaluation and management of medications including comprehensive evaluations and pharmacotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner. A liaison exists with the University of Northern Iowa’s Counseling Center for additional mental health/behavioral health services.
Our Philosophy of Care
These web links contain health information and should not be interpreted as personal medical advice. If you would like to learn more or are concerned about your own health issues, please call (319) 273-5161 to speak with the UNI Student Health Clinic resource nurse.
Self-Diagnosis Web Sites
The UNI Student Health Clinic offers "Get to Know You" visits for students with chronic illnesses. These appointments are an opportunity for providers to understand your condition, obtain a health history, update medication lists, and student’s primary care provider/specialists/emergency contact information. A comprehensive picture of your health and up-to-date contact information is vital to providing care as well as assisting in coordination of care when you are ill or injured.
Staying healthy is an important part of college life. Having a regular gynecological exam is an essential aspect of responsible and preventative health care. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual chlamydia screening for sexually active women under the age of 25. The CDC also recommends that women between the ages of 11 and 26 be vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
The Student Health Clinic Lab offers a variety of laboratory tests. The Student Health Services lab is staffed by a certified Medical Technologist and is fully accredited by the nationally recognized Commission of Office Laboratory Assessment (COLA).
All laboratory tests must be ordered by a medical provider. Laboratory orders are accepted from referring medical providers and results can be mailed, faxed or phoned to the referring physician.
Eating Disorders Support Team
The University of Northern Iowa University Health Services has an Eating Disorders Support Team. Students with eating disorders may receive assistance through self-referral, by referral from a friend or parent, or by referral from another campus professional. Students who participate receive coordinated care that includes medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, nutritional and lifestyle counseling and women's clinic services.
If a students needs to receive allergy injections we are here to help! You may receive them at the Student Health Clinic by appointment. It is the students responsibility to receive allergy injection(s) as scheduled by your allergist. Below is information you need to know.
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.