Mental Health Services
The Student Health Clinic provides a full range of confidential psychiatric services including comprehensive evaluations and pharmacotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Visits to the psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner are free if the student has paid the health fee. A liaison exists with the University of Northern Iowa’s Counseling Center. We are committed to providing outstanding mental health care to students of the University of Northern Iowa.
Our Philosophy of Care
- Treatment is client-centered, focusing on individual needs and concerns in the context of our clients' lives outside the treatment setting
- Treatment recommendations are strength-based, using the available client and community resources, rather than focused on deficits of pathology
- Treatment includes multiple modalities as needed such as psychotherapy, crisis management, medications, environmental support, and mobilization of community resources
- Clients’ autonomy and choices are always maximized
Please allow 1-2 working days for prescription refills. Prescriptions for controlled substances cannot be phoned in to a pharmacy. Because controlled substances are strictly controlled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) students may encounter some difficulties getting their medication when away from home. A written, dated prescription is required.
Insurance is not accepted, so information is never released to 3rd parties for payment purposes. In this way, clients at our clinic enjoy complete privacy and are free of the paperwork related to reimbursement issues.
Hours of Operation
Sessions are available by appointment. There is a fee for missed appointments. For more information contact the Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009.
RESOURCES FOR EMERGENCY AND/OR AFTER-HOURS ASSISTANCE
UNI Public Safety Office: Campus Emergency 319-273-4000 or 911
Sartori Hospital Emergency: 515 College Street, Cedar Falls, IA, 319-268-3090
Allen Hospital Emergency: 1825 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, IA, 319-235-3697
Covenant Hospital Emergency: 3421 W. 9th Street, Waterloo, IA, 319-272-7050
Covenant Nurse On-Call: 319-272-2600
Black Hawk Grundy County Mental Health Center: 319-234-2893
National Suicide Hotlines:
National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE or1-800-784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
1-800-273-8255 •LifeLine Chat•
ULifeline offers students a mental health screening tool, information about mental health issues geared towards you, and resources for learning more and getting help. Go to Ulifeline.org.