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.

 

 

Travel Consultation

The University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic offers travel consultations for students, faculty and staff. It is essential that you request your travel consultation as soon as you have a complete itinerary (including flights/layovers). Appointments will be scheduled 4-8 weeks prior to departure. During your consultation, recommended/required vaccines, other medications possibly needed for travel, as well as health/safety information about your destination/s, will be discussed. Several vaccines are given as a series and can take several weeks and/or months to complete.  Planning early will allow you to avoid possible appointment waiting lists and potential vaccine/medication shortages.  Please review the UNI Student Health Clinic International Travel Health Checklist.

The University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic will try to accommodate all students, faculty, and staff, but at peak times it may take up to 6 weeks to get an appointment.

Mandatory information required prior to your appointment:

1.   Prior to requesting your appointment, you must have a complete travel itinerary (including flights and layovers).

2.  Complete a Request for Travel Consultation and turn into the clinic with a COMPLETE immunization record.  A registered nurse will review this form and you will be contacted via email to schedule your appointment.  No appointments will be scheduled without a completed request.

3.   Bring your health insurance card with you to your appointment. See below for possible fees.

 

Travel Consultation Fees

Requests for travel consultations will be reviewed and a determination made on the level of travel consultation required for your trip.  Travelers to low risk countries with up-to-date immunizations may not require a in-clinic consultation.  When you are contacted by the travel health nurse to schedule your appointment they will inform you of the cost and length of appointment for your consultation visit.  Travel consultations are not included in the mandatory student health fee.  Students not enrolled in summer classes may request a travel consultation during the summer months.  Students traveling in the fall for university programs that are not taking classes on campus fall semester may request a travel consultation during the summer.

You will be billed for vaccines and/or travel medications.  Fees for vaccines/immunizations and medication will vary. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company prior to your travel consultation to determine coverage for these services. Keep in mind that different insurance plans cover different services and you will be responsible for any unpaid charges. The Student Health Clinic will file a claim for students, faculty, and staff to their health insurance company. For any unpaid charges, UNI students may charge this to their U-bill account. Faculty and staff may have their travel consultation and immunizations payroll deducted.

Travel Immunizations and Medications offered at the SHC:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid fever  (capsules, injectable available as needed)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis [whooping cough](Tdap)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningitis
  • Yellow Fever-currently unavailable until end of 2018
  • TB skin testing
  • Malaria prevention medication prescription
  • Medication for motion sickness and traveler's diarrhea

After your trip

Travel related illness can occur weeks to months after you return.

If after you return from your trip and you experience any health problems, contact a medical provider. Make sure your provider knows you have been outside of the US in the last 12 months.  Students may make an appointment at the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic. Faculty and staff should contact their own medical provider.

You should make a post travel appointment to see your health care provider if you were told to have a tuberculosis skin test three months after you return.

Questions can be directed to: 

 Sarah Behrends RN, MSN at the UNI Student Health Clinic 319-273-5161 or sarah.behrends@uni.edu

 

 

 

 

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