Waterloo Schools Employee Health Center
Welcome Waterloo Schools Employees
Our clinic, which is part of the UnityPoint Clinic network, provides primary healthcare services exclusively for eligible employees of Waterloo Community Schools.
Utilizing this clinic means lower out-of-pocket costs for you versus other in-network clinics and providers. Patients also benefit from a strong connection to UnityPoint Health’s network of providers and specialty services, such as OB/GYN, mental health and surgery.
Clinic Location, Hours & Scheduling
The clinic is located at 1709 University Ave. in Waterloo (near the intersection of University Avenue and Fletcher Avenue). Call (319) 232-2320 to schedule or learn more. Due to patient volumes, we’re unable to accept walk-in visits but can often accommodate same-day or next-day visits through online scheduling or by calling the clinic during office hours. During the school year, the clinic open:
Monday: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Hours are typically reduced in the summer.
We protect your personal health information just like any other medical clinic. Details from your medical record aren’t shared with employers without your consent.
What We Provide
- Primary care – consider us the primary care home for you and your family
- Preventive care, including well-child exams, vaccinations and health screenings
- Chronic disease management for conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and COPD
- Acute care for minor illnesses and injuries like cold and flu, sinus infections and muscle sprains
- Evaluation and treatment of skin conditions, including minor burns, rashes and lacerations
- On-site lab and prescription medications
Meet Trish Thompson, ARNP
Trish Thompson, ARNP, is a 2003 graduate of the Allen College School of Nursing and leads the care team at the Waterloo Schools Employee Health Center.
Trish cares for all ages, including an emphasis on women's health and pediatrics. In addition, she worked more than 14 years in dermatology, four years in internal medicine and five years in ENT and allergy.
Trish also has taught clinical nursing to LPN and RN students, plus didactic instruction for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Allen College.
“I enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know their stories, their health concerns and their health goals,” says Thompson. “It’s a fulfilling experience for me and my patients when we can determine why they have a certain health condition, figure out how to manage it together and achieve that outcome.”
Trish has professional memberships with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society, Dermatology Nurses Association, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
In her free time, Trish enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She likes to travel internationally, ride a motorcycle with her husband and spend time in the pool. She's a strong supporter of the military and is active in the Patriot Guard Riders and Amvets Riders.