Being on your own can be scary, especially when you're sick. Rest assured, you're in good hands with the UNI Student Health Clinic staff. Our goals are to help you maintain your health through education and prevention and to restore your health when necessary by treatment of illness, injury, or stress.
We have board certified family practice physicians and physician assistants who are dedicated to caring for college students. This includes care for acute and chronic health problems and preventive health services. We want to serve as your on-campus health resource and assist you in meeting your heath-care needs. We look forward to your calls and visits.
We continually assess our programs and services to make sure that we meet your needs. Our accreditation by the Accreditation for Ambulatory Heath Care (AAAHC), means that we meet rigorous standards for healthcare delivery. Achieving accreditation demonstrates our commitment as an organization to provide quality care on an ongoing basis. For more information about the Student Health Clinic's services please see our Annual Report.
The Student Health Clinic conducts an annual Patient Satisfaction survey to solicit student feedback on areas such as wait time, courtesy, promptness, and overall satisfaction. Please view our 2010 Patient Satisfaction Survey Executive Summary.
If you have comments, concerns, or confidential information can be discussed with the director of the Student Health Clinic:
Shelley Matthews, M.A.E.
UNI Student Health Clinic
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0221
University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015
The mission of the Student Health Clinic is to serve the student community by preventing and treating illness, promoting responsible habits and monitoring the overall health of the campus.
Student Health Clinic Values: In addition to sharing and supporting values of the University, the Division of Student Affairs and University Health Services, we are particularly committed to the following:
- Accessibility of on campus health care services
- Compassionate and respectful care for all students
- Promotion of healthy choices and responsible behaviors
- Supporting a healthy campus community
The goals established in this plan are based on the following:
- 2010 AAHC accreditation team recommendations for the Student Health Clinic
- Departmental review and needs assessment by UHS staff
- UNI Strategic Plan 2011-2015
- Student Affairs Strategic Priorities 2011-2015
- Student Health Clinic staff participation and recommendations
Strategic Priorities 2011-2015
Strategic Priority 1: Student Success
- Collaborate within UHS on the participation of the first-year cornerstone experience and PEER Health Educator programs.
- Formalize a resource list to promote services available within the campus community to assist student’s success.
Strategic Priority 2: Student Engagement
- Expand representation of the Student Health Clinic staff on University committee’s (Veteran’s Student Services Committee, Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee, etc.) targeting groups to assist in student engagement and success.
Strategic Priority 4: Diversity
- Identify outreach and service methodologies to improve access and communication to serve the needs of a multicultural and diverse campus community.
Strategic Priority 7: Communication
- Develop effective ways to communicate essential health information to the campus community.
- Utilize SHAC to survey students regarding their preferred method of communication.
- Redesign Student Health Clinic website.
- Create marketing targeted to specific health and wellness issues.
Strategic Priority 9: Risk Reduction
- Actively educate students on immunization recommendations for young adults.
- Utilize promotional items in waiting room, exam rooms, and pharmacy.
- Implement diverse communication strategies to educate students and parents of recommended and required immunization.
- Increase immunization awareness through the use of the Student Health Advisory Committee.
- Establish an active infection control committee by 2012
- Identify members of committee.
- Review new chapter on AAAHC infection control standards and update Student Health Clinic policies and procedures to reflect new recommendations.
Strategic Priority 10: Facility/Equipment Management
- Determine whether to complete payment on the SHC bond to eliminate the Student Health Facility Fee or to seek SHC expansion in response to growing enrollment and demand for services (SA Plan 5.4).