In 1977, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) established the Staff Screening Clinic (Clinic A, UIHC) to provide a health screening service for the faculty and staff of UIHC. In 1983, the University established the University Occupational Health Service (228 Westlawn, Building S) to monitor other University employees who were occupationally exposed to potential hazards. On March 17, 1997, the University Occupational Health Service and Staff Screening Clinic merged to become the University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC). This merger creates a coordinated and comprehensive employee health service for the University.
The UEHC will continue to identify work-related hazards, monitor occupational safety and health, and prevent and control disease for Hospital and University employees. To achieve these goals, the UEHC will provide all University employees with a variety of services that include hearing, tuberculosis and pulmonary function screenings; evaluation and treatment of exposure to chemical hazards, infectious agents, and blood-borne pathogens; and targeted pre-employment physicals. In addition, the UEHC will offer general preventive health care and advice including immunizations, cholesterol screening, and smoking cessation support. For further information, contact the UEHC.