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E-mail a Patient

Your information will be sent automatically by clicking the "Submit" button below.

Do you have a friend or loved one in the hospital at UI Hospitals and Clinics? Use this form to send a message of support. You can choose to have your message printed on one of the paper designs pictured below. The messages are then hand-delivered to patients by our staff of volunteers during normal business hours at no charge to sender or recipient.

Please complete the required fields to ensure your message is delivered promptly. Please read the full description of the "Email a Patient" service and terms of use below.

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Patient First Name:

Patient Last Name:

Your First Name:

Your Last Name:

Your Telephone:

Your E-mail Address:


Paper Type: *

Cheerful Border
Cheerful Paper
Reflections Paper
Sunflowers Paper
White Paper

Message: (500 characters maximum - Please note that letters, commas, periods, spaces count as characters.) *

Current number of characters remaining:

About UI Hospitals and Clinics Email a Patient Service:

Your message will be delivered by our volunteers during normal business hours. However, delays in delivery may occur, especially during weekends and holidays. We will make every effort to deliver your message promptly but we cannot guarantee delivery. If a patient has been discharged or we were unable to deliver the message it will be discarded.

The e-mail service should not be used for confidential communications and is meant to be used solely as a method of sending encouragement to patients in the hospital. Please do not include information of a personal nature or include any medical or diagnostic information. All messages are read and printed by our volunteers.

Inappropriate messages, including business solicitations or messages containing offensive or obscene language, etc. will be discarded at the discretion of the volunteers.

Unfortunately, we can only receive and deliver messages at this time. We are not able to provide a response from the patient or provide outgoing e-mail services for patients. Patients may be contacted directly by telephone by calling the main switchboard at (319) 356-2456. If the patient is allowed by their physician to walk or move around the hospital, there are computers available in the Patient's Library for in-house use of the internet, computer games and e-mail.

For more information on this service, contact the UI Hospitals and Clinics volunteer office:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Volunteer Services
200 Hawkins Drive, 8025 JCP
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009
319-356-2515 Tel
319-384-8032 Fax

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