The University of Northern Iowa is concerned about the potential threat the high cost of health and dental care may pose to a student’s financial well being. For this reason, the University offers health and dental insurance coverage to students through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), a group policy administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, and the Student Dental Insurance, a group policy administered by Delta Dental of Iowa through The University of Iowa Benefits Office.
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 University of Northern Iowa is concerned about the potential threat the high cost of health care can pose to a student’s financial well-being. For this reason, UNI offers health & dental insurance coverage to students through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), a group policy administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and Delta Dental of Iowa through the University of Iowa Benefits Office. The Wellmark plan is currently Classic Blue.
International Student Health Insurance Booklet and Waiver Information
All CIEP, undergraduate and graduate International students will be required to carry the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Download the 2018-2019 International Student SHIP booklet in PDF format.
Effective August 1, 2012
If a student has their current health insurance information on file with our clinic, the Student Health Clinic will bill their insurance company for any charges that the student may incur during their visit at the clinic. Any charges that are not covered by the insurance company will be transferred to the student’s U-bill account.
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.