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.

 

 

I think I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) what do I do next?

The Student Health Clinic uses criteria for students who think they have ADD or ADHD. Please read the following for more information.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are characterized by a number of symptoms that often begin in early childhood. Impaired concentration, problems with attention, impulsive behaviors, fidgeting and distractibility are a few of the common symptoms. It is important to have a thorough evaluation since these symptoms could be the result of other conditions or factors not related to ADD/ADHD, including other learning disabilities, emotional or medical issues. The following information is provided to answer questions for students seeking initial evaluation for symptoms and/or for students already being treated for ADD/ADHD. This process requires student participation and demonstration of sincerity.

Currently, NOT on Medication

To qualify for medication evaluation for the treatment of ADD/ADHD, formal psychological and educational testing must be completed. Formal testing is available on campus through the Psychological Assessment Clinic.  For further information for off campus testing, please call the UNI Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009. This testing is expensive, so make sure to check for possible insurance coverage before proceeding with the testing. The UNI Psychological Assessment Clinic does not bill insurance companies.  After testing has been completed, the results must be released to the UNI Student Health Clinic for review prior to further action.

If previous testing has been done, it must meet certain standards and be current, having been completed within the past 3 years.

No treatment will be provided unless all appropriate testing has been done and the requirements for treatment are met.

Currently on Medication

For patients currently on ADD/ADHD medications, certain criteria must be met before a UNI Student Health Clinic medical provider will prescribe these medications. There is no guarantee that the same treatment will be continued. Patients have the option of continuing to receive their medication from their previous medical provider, either in person when visiting home or thru the mail system. If a patient wishes to have care transferred to the UNI Student Health Clinic, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Send a request for records to your previous medical provider and psychologist for copies of your formal psychological and educational testing within the past 3 years confirming your ADD/ADHD diagnosis and copies of your medication records. These records should be sent/faxed (319-273-7030) to the UNI Student Health Clinic for review. The request for medical records form can be obtained in person at the UNI Student Health Clinic.
  2. Make sure you have a sufficient supply of your medication from your previous medical provider to allow for time needed for your records to arrive and be reviewed by a UNI Student Health Clinic medical provider.
  3. After 3 – 4 weeks of sending the request for records, call the UNI Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009 to confirm that the records were received and reviewed. If appropriate, an appointment will then be made with a UNI Student Health Clinic mental health provider.
  4. The UNI Student Health Clinic mental health provider may request certain medical/lab exams for safety monitoring.

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