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COVID-19 Resources for Students

Current students seeking the most up-to-date information should contact the curriculum staff.  Prospective students should contact admissions staff.

The University of Iowa is asking that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to self-report at the following site: https://studenthealth.uiowa.edu/resources/news/should-i-get-covid-19-testing/

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If you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19

Contact Student Health by phone (do not walk in, or go to Quick Care, the Emergency Room, or any clinic).

Medical Student Counseling Center

MSCC counselors are available for academic, career, and personal counseling appointments during office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). 

To schedule an appointment, please call the Center (1-319-335-8056) during office hours, or email* the MSCC at MSCC@healthcare.uiowa.edu or your counselor directly.

Due to clinician licensing laws, MSCC counselors are not permitted to provide mental health counseling across state lines (i.e. outside of Iowa). We are monitoring state-by-state exceptions to these laws. When students are located outside of Iowa, counselors can provide resource and referral assistance and academic support.

* Please note that staff check email regularly during office hours, but email may not be read immediately and should not be used to communicate confidential information.

If you need to speak with a counselor about an urgent matter during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday), please call us at 1-319-335-8056

  • For emergency/crisis assistance at any time, the following resources are available 24/7:
  • CommUnity Local Crisis Line at 1-319-351-0140
  • UIHC Psychiatry Resident On Call at 1-319-356-1616
  • UI Department of Public Safety at 1-319-335-5022
  • UIHC Emergency Treatment Center (1-319-356-2233) or nearest hospital Emergency Department
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1

Please check the MSCC website for Counseling Services information, wellness resources and Zoom group workshop announcements.


Students who wish to volunteer their services to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are encouraged to contact COVID-HCHRLaborPool@uiowa.edu. You will receive an auto-response with a link providing further details and asking for more information from you.

Events and gatherings

  • All gatherings should be conducted with social distancing and proper use of PPE.
  • Room capacities may be posted and must be followed.

Building access

College of Medicine building access may be restricted.  Restrictions may change as circumstances require; however, student badges will allow access to areas necessary for their work.  Interior public corridors through College of Medicine buildings will be open. Questions about badge access or access problems should be reported to the CCOM Registrar.

Hospital entrances are limited to those specified on this page, and COVID-19 screening measures may be in place for patients, visitors, students, and employees.

Other UI resources

The following items may include information for a more general student audience.