Health alert regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus):
We are following guidance from state and local public health officials (and the CDC) regarding this outbreak. At this time, the Iowa Department of Public Health is not recommending any additional travel screening, but for our healthcare providers to continue the travel history screening that is always done as part of a clinical evaluation. 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 screening or 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 China 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 UNI Student Health Clinic has recently seen an increased number of students who have tested positive for the flu. Currently, flu is widespread in the State of Iowa. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses, 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths from flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Each case of the flu can vary from mild to severe illness.
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.