Several years ago, we changed our policy and no longer routinely provide medical documentation of illnesses. This decision was made with the support of the various colleges and in consultation with other collegiate offices.

Part of the mission of Student Health is to teach appropriate healthcare consumerism. The practice of providing medical excuses seems to send mixed messages to students about the appropriate use of healthcare resources.

Information on steps to take regarding an absence from class can be found on the Registrar's website. Their absence form can be found here.

An additional resource for you is to sign up for MyChart. MyChart contains your medical record and other health related information. MyChart allows you to print documentation of your visit to Student Health, or other University of Iowa medical clinics. You are not required to disclose any private information about your visit.  Please contact us if you have further questions or require assistance.