Frequently Asked Questions: University Employee Health Clinic

What services does Employee Health Clinic provide?

UEHC provides health screening services to University employees, with emphasis on prevention of work-related injury and illness.  UEHC may identify work-related hazards, monitor occupational safety and health, and assist in prevention of work-related communicable diseases.  Services include hearing, lung, and vision testing, tuberculosis screening, blood pressure monitoring, evaluation and treatment following exposure to chemical hazards, infectious agents and blood-borne pathogens exposures, and initial health screening and immunizations for Health Care personnel, including volunteers. 

Additional information about University Employee Health Clinic can be found on this website using the navigation links to the right.

What if I am injured at work?

UI HealthWorks, an affiliate of the University, provides evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries (excluding blood/body fluid exposures).  It is located at 3 Lions Drive, North Liberty, Iowa with hours Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm and they can be reached at (319) 356-3335.  Additional information about UI HealthWorks.

If you are injured at work and need emergency treatment, you should go to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Department.

An electronic First Report of Injury, located on the Employee Self-Serve web site, will also need to be completed by you.  Your supervisor should be able to assist you with locating the form.

What should I do if I have a needlestick or injury that exposes me to someone else’s blood or body fluid, or blood/ body fluid splashes in my face or skin that has an open wound?
  • Call your supervisor so he/she can make sure you can be seen as soon as possible at one of the following locations:
  • UEHC between 7 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • UIHC Emergency Department for after hours, weekends, and holidays
  • If the source of the blood or body fluid is known, it is important to bring that information with you.  If you are unable to leave your work area immediately and the source of the exposure is known, call Employee Health Clinic at (319) 356-3631 and talk with a nurse so testing can be started on the source patient.
Can I be seen in the Employee Health Clinic if I am not feeling well?

If you are ill and or concerned about having something that may be contagious, you should be seen by your primary care provider.  If you do not have a personal physician or care provider, same day appointments can usually be made at one of the UIHC outpatient clinics:

If I receive care currently through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will care provided to me at the Employee Health Clinic go into my personal health record?

Your personal health care records and any employee health records are required to remain separate by law.  If you receive any immunizations at Employee Health Clinic, please ask the staff for a copy so you may give this to your own doctor so your personal health care records are up to date.

UEHC uses the hospital’s registration system, lab, and x-ray department.  Lab or chest x-ray tests ordered through UEHC may show up in your personal EPIC health record.  UEHC staff may need to access your personal record to schedule you for any UEHC appointments or to obtain results from tests ordered through UEHC. 

How can I get a copy of my employee health records?

You may ask the Employee Health clinic staff for a release of information form, or print one from the University Employee Health Clinic website. Current employees may also locate their Employee Health record by logging into the Employee Self Service website, as instructed on the yellow handout that is available through Employee Health clinic.

What other resources are available at the University of Iowa for health and well-being?

UI Wellness, a unit of the University Human Resources department, provides services for faculty and staff through the liveWELL program.  UI Wellness has locations at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center located at 309 S. Madison St in Iowa City, and a hospital located satellite office within the University Employee Health Clinic.  A comprehensive list of their programs and services and health and wellness information can be found in the Health and Well-being Resources Guide, which can be found by searching the web on the keywords: UI Wellness.