Your on-campus health care providers
We provide care to registered UI students, just like you would receive from your hometown healthcare provider, but WE are experts in the care of college students! We are staffed with MDs who are board-certified in family medicine, gynecology, and psychiatry. We also have certified physician assistants on staff.
We offer visits for:
- Evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury
- Non-urgent health concerns (like skin issues, sleep problems)
- Health maintenance visits / physicals
- Chronic disease management (like diabetes, asthma)
- Evaluation and management of mental health / psychiatric issues
- Women's health care- pap smears, contraceptive management, procedures
- Sexually transmitted disease evaluation and treatment
- Eating disorder evaluation and treatment
- Weight management services
- LGBTQ services
- Allergy clinic- continuation of immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Travel clinic- counseling and immunizations prior to international travel
- Nurseline- telephone advice from Registered Nurses 24/7
- Nurse visits for immunizations and health requirements
- On-site laboratory
- Coordination of care with specialists at nearby University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC)
- Collaboration with other UI services such as University Counseling Service and Student Wellness
- Management of disease outbreaks on campus, in partnership with local and state health departments
More about our services:
Allergy treatment - Immunotherapy (shots)
If you are one of the hundreds of UI students who suffer from allergies and rely on allergy shots to stay happy and healthy, the Student Health Allergy Clinic can continue your immunotherapy away from home. We work closely with your local allergist to provide continuing care and monitor your progress with your allergy treatment. More...
Blood and body fluid exposure
Read about what to do if you have a blood or body fluid exposure. There are important actions you need to take.
Student Health provides confidential gynecological services by a board certified gynecologist and family medicine providers. This includes pelvic exams, Pap smears, contraceptive information, prescription contraception, pregnancy testing, FREE condoms and dental dams, and procedures such as colposcopy. Long term contraception with IUD/Nexplanon is also available at Student Health.
Want to read more about what birth control method may be right for you, before making an appointment? Click here to help you decide what best meets your unique needs! We are happy to schedule time for you to discuss options with our providers.
IMU Nurse Care
The IMU Nurse Care office is located in the lower level of the IMU (room G-103). The unit is staffed by Registered Nurses and functions as a convenient east-side location where students can stop in without an appointment. Services offered include immunizations, TB screening, assistance filling out forms, help with scheduling an appointment at the main clinic, and providing information and answers to students who have questions or need guidance on health issues.
All students entering the University are required to show proof of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccinations. Most individuals have had to meet this requirement for primary school, so the easiest way to locate your records is to check with your family physician's office, school system, or childhood records your parents may have. More...
Traveling outside the United States? Every destination, even different areas of the same country, has unique health risks of which travelers need to be aware. The Student Health International Travel Clinic is here to promote safe and healthy travel through education and provision of vaccines and medications. More...
Routine laboratory procedures are performed in the Student Health laboratory. Some specimens are sent to The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University Hygienic Laboratory. Any charges incurred for these procedures are the responsibility of the patient. Lab tests, vaccinations, and physicals are a few examples of procedures not covered by the health fee, but can be submitted to insurance or your U-bill.
Nurse Care Room (at Westlawn)
Students can utilize the Nurse Care Room (NCR) to meet health-related registration requirements, and to receive follow-up testing after visits with our providers. The Nurse Care Room is directed and staffed by Registered Nurses. Activities that take place in the NCR include:
- Health requirements review and vaccinations
- Lab sample collections (blood draws, urine collection, etc.)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Respirator mask fit-testing
- Tuberculosis (TB) screening and assessments
- Counseling and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)
Nurseline can help you with whether to make an appointment, how to take self-care measures, prescription or medication questions and much more. Call 319-335-9704 to talk to one of our nurses. More...
Psychiatry and Mental Health
Student Health provides mental health care under the direction of staff psychiatrists. Visits to the psychiatrist are free if the student has paid the health fee. A liaison exists with both The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Psychiatry Service and the University Counseling Service. More...
If you need help, it is available 24/7 at the UI Support and Crisis Line. UI students can text, call or chat online anytime!
If you'd like to learn more about certain health conditions, our Self-Care Guide is a good place to start. Remember, nothing is a substitute for seeing a doctor, so make an appointment for the best care. More...
Sexual health services
Student Health provides diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up examinations of all sexually transmitted diseases. More...