Student Health Insurance

Enrollment in the Health Care Plan provided by UNI for international students is mandatory. More information about UNI’s health care plan can be found at www.uni.edu/health/insurance/international or by viewing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Flyer. If you need assistance with your health insurance, please contact Connie Potter at the Student Health Clinic, 273-7736 or – connie.potter@uni.edu.

There are many reasons why a United States student health insurance plan is best for you as an international student. Here are a few:

  1. If you come from a country with a national health plan, it may not cover your care in the United States. Healthcare providers in the United States usually will not recognize out-of-country coverage, so they may ask for payment at the time of treatment.
  2. Student health insurance plans are more affordable than most other comprehensive health plans in the United States. Health insurance protects you from financial hardship due to a catastrophic illness or injury that requires costly or prolonged medical care.
  3. Most student health insurance plans include a unique feature, travel assistance services. Wherever you are, travel assistance will help you find appropriate medical care and will help with other travel-related emergencies.
  4. With United States health insurance, you are assured that your health plan is recognized by doctors and hospitals in the United States and that you have some financial protection from unexpected or catastrophic medical costs.

UNI Student Health Clinic

UNI offers an excellent Student Health Clinic with a team of doctors and nurses available to assist in the care of the UNI student body. Services include:

  • Allergy injections (does not include serum)
  • Evaluation of injuries
  • General medicine
  • Health promotion
  • Immunizations and TB testing
  • Insurance
  • Laboratory
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical examinations
  • Radiology
  • Referrals to specialists
  • STD Testing (Male and Female)
  • Travel Consultation
  • Urgent Care Visits
  • Women's Services

Clinic Telephone Numbers

General information (319) 273-2009

Appointments (319) 273-7425

Nurse Consultation (319) 273-2160

Business Office, Billing and Fees (319) 273-2009

Pharmacy (319) 273-2154

Insurance Office (319) 273-7736

FAX Number (319) 273-3155

Nurse on Call (319) 272-2600

Nurse's Office (319) 273-2160 

How to Use Health Clinic

Call 273-7425 for an appointment. Scheduling an appointment allows you to choose a specific provider and provides continuity of care. When you arrive at the Health Clinic, check in at the front desk. Present them with a copy of your insurance card. If this is your first visit, you will be required to complete a medical history form. This is necessary to best serve your medical needs.

Consideration is always given to students with sudden, severe illness or injury who may be seen on a walk-in basis. All patients who are present prior to closing time, with or without an appointment, will be seen that day. Life threatening emergencies, anytime, day or night, call 911.

Fall and Spring Semester Health Clinic Hours

Clinic hours when university classes are in session: 8am - 4:45pm

Pharmacy hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm and 1pm - 4:45pm

Lab is closed from noon - 1pm daily

Exceptions: All services open at 9am on Wednesdays

Summer Semester Health Clinic Hours

Clinic hours when university classes are in session: 8am - 4pm

Pharmacy hours: 8am - 4pm

Lab hours: 8am - noon and 1pm - 4pm

After Hours, Weekends and Vacation Periods

For life-threatening emergencies, anytime, day or night, call 911.

After normal working hours you may call "Nurse-on-call" all 272-2600 for advice. This service is sponsored by Convenant and Sartori hospitals. They will provide you with information and, if necessary, put you in touch with a physician.

Go to home of the local emergency rooms, which are always open:

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