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.

 

 

Coordination of Care for Chronic Medical Issues

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. 

"Get to Know You" visits are most effective early in the semester and should be scheduled each year or when a drastic change in health or condition occurs.  We encourage you to continue seeing your primary care physician/specialists on a regular basis as the clinic does not have medical staff in the office on weekends and during breaks.

 

While the student health clinic does not provide chronic illness management, in most cases, we do offer the following services to assist with coordination of care for chronic illnesses.  

  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries 
  • Nurse-on-call service is available after clinic hours, weekends, and holidays for medical advice by dialing 319-272-2600 
  • Full lab services to complete ordered routine and follow up blood draws before your appointment with your primary care provider/specialists.  
  • Diagnostic assessments and testing for many chronic illnesses.  If needed, referrals will be made for further treatment and management of chronic diseases.
  • Free sharps containers and sharps disposal 
  • Appropriate treatment for acute illnesses and injuries, including communication with primary care/specialists, as needed.
  • "Get to Know You" visits

 

Services available for diabetic students:

  • Free sharps containers and sharps disposal
  • Lab services for routine and follow up appointment blood draws
  • SHC Pharmacy carries a small stock of emergency Humalog, Novolog, and Lantus insulins.  Test strips, meters, lancets, syringes, and insulin can be ordered and billed through insurance.  Supplies and medications typically arrive in one business day and can be ordered for continuous supply, if needed.
  • Evaluation of diabetes risk or diagnose diabetes.  Newly diagnosed diabetic patients are referred to a specialist either in the Cedar Valley or their hometown depending on student’s preference.
  • A Nurse-on-call service is available after clinic hours for medical advice

 

 

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