Health Services


Student Services:

After Hour Care

After Hour Walk-in Clinics

Medical Associates Acute Care/East Campus
1000 Langworthy
Dubuque, IA (563)584-3455
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Unity Point Convenient Care
350 N. Grandview Ave.
Dubuque, IA (563)598-2460
Mon-Fri: 4 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

After Hour Emergency Services

Unity Point Hospital
350 N. Grandview Ave.
Dubuque, IA (563)598-2460
24 Hour Services

Mercy Hospital
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, IA (563)589-9666
24 Hour Services

Immunization Requirements

The following shots are required:

  • MMR
  • Td - Tetanus, Diptheria - Must be updated every 10 years

Shots that are recommended:

  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis B
  • TB skin test
  • Flu
  • Varicella/Chicken Pox Vaccine

Important Phone Numbers

Information/Switchboard  (563)588-6300
Counseling Center  (563)588-6571
Health Services  (563)588-6374
Student Health Insurance/Student Accounts  (563)588-8195

In case of a life-threatening emergency call 9-911 from a campus phone.

Medical Records

All medical records are confidential and cannot be released without the written permission of the patient or a court order. Certain highly contagious diseases, such as measles, must be reported to the State Department of Public Health. You may wish to have your medical records transferred to the Health Center from your previous provider. After you leave Clarke, you may request that your records be sent to your new health care provider

Health Insurance Coverage

Clarke University requires that students have health insurance. Medical bills due to accident, injury or illness can create a financial burden for students who are uninsured or underinsured.  Some students may be covered under their parents’ or spouses health insurance plans.  It is essential to check with the health insurance company to determine eligibility.  A student living away from home needs to be sure that they can be covered by out-of-network providers in Dubuque.  Students must have health Insurance coverage before beginning classes and/or practices, in the case of a student athlete.

Students who are not covered under a parent or spouse for health insurance should purchase a health insurance plan for themselves. Currently, Clarke University does not endorse a specific student insurance plan.  There are many web-sites that offer student and/or individual health insurance plans.  Below please find information to help you in your search.  

If you have questions, please contact the staff in Health Services at 563-588-6374 or during June and July the Student Life Office at 563-588-6313.  

Student Health Insurance Resources
Independent Health Insurance Providers

Ludovissy & Associates Insurance
Contact: Jon Ludovissy or Troy Leibold - 563-556-6661 Office,

Goodman Insurance
Contact:  Bart Brown or Alicia Ehlers
563-556-3232 Office

O’Connor & English Insurance
Contact:  Tammy Klein - 563-557-7440 Office 

For additional information click here.

International Travel Care

Health Services is willing to help guide the campus community in protecting their health before, during, and after foreign travel.  Health Services will refer you to a specialist in travel medicine in order to promote good health during international travel.  Contact Health Services at (563)588-6374 for more information.  Your personalized travel package for a healthy, safe trip may include:

  • Travel consultation with medical professionals
  • Immunizations
  • Advice of preventing illness while traveling
  • Education on safety concerns about food, drink, and recreational activities

Health Services works with the most current information available from the Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization.

Available Services by Referral

  • Determination of current required and recommended immunizations based on your itinerary, personal history of immunizations, and planned activities during your trip.
  • Official International Certificate of Vaccination
  • A detailed, computerized traveler's report tailored to your itinerary.  The report will provide background on:
    • Geography and climate
    • Malaria and other health risks, as well as current policies, by country
    • Travel advisories on the social/political environment
    • Embassy locations and phone numbers
  • Prescriptions to prevent malaria and traveler's diarrhea
  • General travel advice on precautionary measures for food, drink, and climate
  • Tips for traveler's first-aid kits
  • TB skin test

Making an appointment

Appointments may be made through Dubuque Internal Medicine at (563) 557-9111, and Medical Associates at (563) 584-3000. We recommend that you schedule your travel care visit six to eight weeks before departure.  Some countries require and Official International Certificate of Vaccination for proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination.  Failure to comply can sometimes result in denial to enter a specific country. Other shots may be strongly recommended to protect your health and facilitate your travel from country to country.


Two pharmacies that will deliver to Clarke University at no extra cost, just the cost of the prescription are:

Hartig Drug
Asbury Square Shopping Center
Dubuque, IA (563) 588-8703

Mercy Family Pharmacy
1920 Elm St.
Dubuque, IA (563)583-7379

Depending on the type of insurance the student carries, insurance information may need to be given to the pharmacies.

Questions and Comments

If you have something you'd like to ask, or say, you may do so via email.  Be sure to include your return email address if you would like a reply.

If you would like to talk with someone regarding a question, concern, or complaint about medical services that you receive at Clarke University, please contact the Health Services Office at (563)588-6374.

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