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UIHC Outreach Genetics Clinics

What are the UIHC Outreach Genetics Clinics?

The UIHC Outreach Genetics Clinics provide comprehensive, family centered, genetic health care to individuals and families throughout Iowa with statewide outreach clinics. This service has been in existence since 1976. The primary purpose of the Outreach Genetics Clinics is to provide this structure as an integral component of the state's health-care system. The secondary purpose is to assure the provision of statewide genetics education to promote health and prevent disease.

What services are provided?

  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Confirmatory testing
  • Medical management
  • Provision of non-directive counseling to individuals and families
  • Case management
  • Individual and family support
  • Education
  • Consultation
  • Referral

These services are provided to over 600 clients and 1,500 family members at 60 clinics in 6 communities annually.

What is the cost for the service?

Some insurance companies reimburse for genetic consultation. Third party payers will be billed if a family has coverage. Laboratory procedures, if needed, will be billed separately.

Where are the clinics located?

Ames, Bettendorf, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Mason City and Waterloo.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals will be accepted from physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, teachers, families, and others. To schedule an appointment for genetic consultation services, to find out about educational opportunities or to find out more about genetic counseling services, call 1 800 260-2065.

Where do I get more information?