The Student Health Center investigated opportunities of non-Western mental health support for our students and has created a proposal that will enhance UNI's campus climate. This information will be shared with the President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Welcome Back Panthers!
Let us help you take care of your mental health while you are also working hard to take care of your physical health during this challenging time.
COVID 19 procedures for the fall semester of 2020:
To schedule an assessment appointment, call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 and let the receptionist know which of the following ways you would like to have your appointment: (view detailed Student Instruction here)
In person in the Counseling Center
You will get a brief health screening and temperature reading upon entering the building and you will be required to wear a face covering. You will not be allowed to bring anyone with you to your appointment. You and your therapist will sit 6 feet apart in a spacious office and your therapist will be wearing a face covering as well.
You will get a notification by email and text of your appointment and instructions on how to log in. You may ask for a phone session if that is your preference.
You will receive intake questions in an email to complete prior to your appointment for both in person and tele therapy assessment appointments. Thank you for taking the time to complete those forms so we have the information we need to best take care of you.
For same day emergency appointments, call first at 273-2676 and let us know when you will be arriving. During office hours, 8:00-4:30 M-F, call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 and you will be given the choice to either see a therapist in the office with the above protocols or you can choose a phone consultation. After 4:30 pm and on weekends, call 319-273-2676 and select option 2 to speak with a counselor by phone.
Enrolled students paying the mandatory health fee are eligible for a free initial assessment and clinical recommendations. Therapy groups, crisis appointments, and short term individual therapy (5 sessions) per academic year are provided at no additional charge.
Counseling begins with an Initial Assessment.
To schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676.
- In case of immediate danger, call 911 or go to the nearest
hospital emergency room.
- For urgent situations outside of office hours, call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.
- Statewide Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224
- *The Foundation 2 Crisis Line is Certified by the American Association of Suicidology.
- National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In case of immediate danger: Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
For urgent situations outside of office hours: Call the Counseling Center at (319) 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a crisis counselor.
Statewide Crisis Line:
National Suicide Hotline: