University of Iowa Health Care now offers UIeCare.com, where residents and visitors anywhere in Iowa can access providers through a computer, tablet, or smartphone anytime, as long as they have an Internet connection and a webcam.
The service is for urgent but not life-threatening issues such as minor injuries or illnesses. UIeCare providers, which include doctors and nurse practitioners, may offer home-care advice, order a prescription, or recommend in-person clinic or hospital treatment. Each virtual visit costs $50, payable by credit card. UIeCare is an initiative of UI Health Care’s eHealth and eNovation Center.