Health Answers

Ask Your Question

When submitting a question to the Health Answers Blog, your question will be sent to a Student Health & Wellness staff member who will take the time to research your question fully. They will then answer it and post the answer on the blog after it is finished. If you would like to leave your email address, we can also email you the response. We cannot guarantee your question will be answered immediately.

If you have a question that is complex or may require us to get further information from you, please include your contact information. We will respond to your question to you directly. Student Health & Wellness staff will always maintain your confidentiality when posting your question.

If you have a question you need answered immediately, please contact our Nurseline at 319-335-9704. If you are having an emergency, please contact the UIHC emergency treatment center at 319-356-2233!

The Pill-scription Process

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Question

Hi, I was looking into starting the pill to help regulate my periods and acne. If I were to start it would I have to have a pelvic exam?

Read the Answer

Do I Need Documentation?

Monday, June 14, 2010


Question

I am a student with a four year old child. I have been out of class the last few days due to my own flu illness, and because my symptoms didn't warrant it, I did not visit a healthcare provider. As of yesterday, my child developed similar symptoms, and today she is much worse. I am feeling somewhat better and would otherwise be able to go to class, but my daughter needs to stay home and I need to care for her. If I miss class due to my daughter's flu illness, do I need documentation from her pediatrician, even if her symptoms are similar in severity to my own?

Read the Answer

Class Excuse Policy

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Question

One of my professors wants me to get a medical excuse form because I missed class. What do I need to do about this? 

Read the Answer

HPV Vaccines for Men

Friday, September 3, 2010


Question

Does Student Health & Wellness give HPV vaccines to men? How much is it, and do you help students file with their insurance?

Read the Answer

How Much Am I Actually Drinking?

Monday, December 10, 2007


Question

How much alcohol is in a 12 oz. beer?

Read the Answer