Student Health, UI Quickcare offer convenient, low-cost medical care when your student’s away from home
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is widely recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States. But your student doesn’t have to navigate the hospital’s main health campus to find first-class medical care at Iowa.
Students have two convenient, low-cost, on-campus options for non-emergency medical care. Read on to learn more about each.
Student Health employs nine physicians, including psychiatrists and a gynecologist, three certified physician assistants, registered nurses, and health educators. It is located in the Westlawn Building on the west side of campus. There are Cambus stops directly in front of the clinic, and parking is available in the nearby Newton Road Parking Ramp.
Office visits are covered by students’ mandatory health fee. The fee also covers consultations in areas such as fitness (available at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center), nutrition, tobacco cessation, stress management, and sexual health.
Costs associated with services such as lab tests, physicals (including annual gynecological exams), immunizations, allergy injections, and minor procedures (such as wart removal) can be paid by U-bill, cash, or check. Many insurance plans also are accepted.
Student Health staff will update the registrar system that tracks students’ compliance with UI health requirements. Clinic staff notifies students who are missing a requirement, so that students can register for classes on time each semester.
Student Health is an appointment-based clinic. (Students should call 319-335-8394 to make an appointment.) It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during breaks.
Student Health also operates a full-service pharmacy where students have the option of charging prescriptions and over-the-counter items like cold medicine, vitamins, and antacids to their U-bill.
Learn more at studenthealth.uiowa.edu.
University of Iowa Health Care operates five QuickCare walk-in medical clinics, including one in Old Capitol Town Center, just south of the Pentacrest.
It is available to anyone (students included) who has a common illness or condition not serious enough for an emergency room visit and is not able to see his or her regular doctor. It is not meant to treat chronic conditions. Common reasons for visits include earaches, strep throat, pinkeye, sinus infections, and flu. The clinics’ physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners also treat conditions like bladder infections, minor burns and musculoskeletal injuries, sunburns, insect bites, and more.
Most QuickCare locations, including the Old Capitol clinic, are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. They are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Payment is due at time of service, and cash, checks, and debit or credit cards are accepted. Most insurance plans also are accepted.
Learn more at www.uihealthcare.org/quickcare.