Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center

The Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center’s mission, as guided by the University’s Mission and in support of the Student Success Commitment, is to provide personalized, quality health care, and to collaborate with and empower students through education and promotion of services for optimal lifelong health and wellness. 

The Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center offers the following general services: 
  • Primary Health Care
  • Brain Health and Counseling Services
  • Dietary and Wellness Educational Services 

Gender Health: The Student Health Center also offers STI testing including HIV as well as contraceptive management. Please contact the Student Health Center for more specific services and information in these areas. 

1994 Grace Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Phone: 563.589.3360

Hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Unity Point Finley

The University of Dubuque also has an agreement with Unity Point Finley. All students enrolled at UD have access to the services Unity Point Finley has to offer no matter what insurance plan they have. It is the student’s responsibility for all testing such as labs, X-Rays, etc.

For all appointments scheduled at UnityPoint Health Finley Occupational Health and UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care East, or West, students are asked to take their UD student ID, medical insurance card (if applicable), and the student appointment form with them. If the student’s UD ID is not presented at the appointment, the student will be responsible for all charges.

The student appointment form can be obtained from the Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center, and it indicates when the student is able to return to classes or if any follow up appointments are needed.

Please return the appointment form to the Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center as soon as possible after the appointment.

Transportation to medical facilities: The University does not provide transportation to or from medical facilities. Taxi services and Uber are available in Dubuque if students cannot find other modes of transportation. 

Health Insurance: The University of Dubuque does not require proof of health insurance for enrolled students with the exception of international students and student-athletes. However, it is highly recommended that all enrolled students have health insurance coverage either through their family’s medical plan or some privately purchased health insurance plan. All international students must purchase University-approved health insurance with repatriation and medical evacuation coverage. All students planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the University must provide proof of health insurance. 

If you do not have health insurance and are interested in obtaining health insurance, please contact the Student Health Center.

Charges: Visits to the Student Health Center, or Unity Point Finley, which includes an assessment by a medical provider, are paid for by University of Dubuque (FREE to student). Tests, such as lab or x-ray, and visits to the Emergency Department are the responsibility of the student. Charges will be filed with the student's insurance plan.

All students must show UD Student ID and Health Insurance Card to obtain service. 

Important Phone Numbers:
Smeltzer Kelly Student Health Center: 563.589.3360
Office Fax: 563.589.3488
Safety & Security: 563.589.3333
Emergency: 911