Several clinical rotations occur off-campus; however, most are within minutes of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City has been caring for United States veterans since 1952. Services are available to more than 184,000 veterans living in 56 counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The system consists of a main hospital in Iowa City, seven outpatient clinics in Eastern Iowa, and three outpatient clinics in Western Illinois. Veterans Affairs Medical Center also provides care to outlying clinics via telehealth technology.
Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
The Iowa City Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides health care services to patients in Iowa City and the surrounding community who would not otherwise have access to care. The clinic's four distinct services include general medical care, chronic medical care, dental care, and eye care. The clinic also has an on-site pharmacy that can fill prescriptions written by its physicians.
Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa
The Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa has been reaching out to the underserved and uninsured populations of Johnson County for over 40 years. The center provides psychiatric care to over 200 established patients and performs new diagnostic evaluations regularly. Because most patient are uninsured, obtaining medication requires use of patient assistance programs or other resources of free or low cost medications. Support from the staff allows for multiple ancillary interventions to be utilized by the resident for the patient’s benefit. Supervision is provided by one physician, thus maintaining a degree of continuity of care. Residents consider the rotation an outstanding learning experience in public health psychiatry.
Mercy Iowa City
Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa. The hospital’s major services include heart and vascular care, including a cardiac catheterization lab; orthopedic care; maternity care; cancer care; digestive services; general surgery; and 24-hour emergency care. Residents have a rotation in heart and vascular care at Mercy Iowa City.
UI Health Care - River Crossing
UI Health Care - River Crossing offers families comprehensive care, including newborn and well-child checks, well-woman checks, obstetrics, and care for adults with general and/or chronic medical conditions. The clinic also has an on-site optical shop and pharmacy. Because UI Health Care - River Crossing is located in Riverside, a rural community little over 10 miles south of Iowa City, residents have the opportunity to train in rural health care without being too far from the amenities of Iowa City.
Trinity Regional Health System
Trinity Regional Health System has four main campuses located in each of the Quad Cities: Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf. Residents have a one-month rotation in obstetrics at Trinity's campus in Moline. Trinity has a freestanding birth facility in Moline that features a neonatal intensive care unit, a state-of-the-art infant security system, and private labor and delivery rooms. Because Moline is about an hour away from Iowa City, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics rents an apartment for residents to use while they are on this rotation.