Services at the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic

Working with a child at the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic

To schedule an appointment, call 319-335-8736 (Voice / TDD). Our FAX number is 319-335-8851.

Our Mission
Our mission is concise: we strive to provide superior clinical education to graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology and to offer state-of-the-art services to individuals in our community with communication and related disorders. Our clients are our partners in achieving these goals; they receive speech, language or hearing evaluation and treatment by our graduate student clinicians, under the careful supervision of our licensed and experienced clinial instructors.

Do you or someone close to you have a suspected or diagnosed communication disorder? Referrals to the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center can be made by audiologists, speech-language-pathologists, educators, physicians or through self-referrals. If you have a current assessment (diagnosis), it helps us plan treatment; please forward a current assessment and any suggested treatment plan before your scheduled appointment. However, if those are not available, diagnostic appointments with appropriate testing can be scheduled at the clinic.

Payment of services
The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic submits claims to:

  • Accountable Health Plans
  • Amerigroup
  • Cisco
  • Corvel
  • Coventry/Aetna
  • Focus Health/Oxiant
  • HFN
  • Health Alliance Midwest
  • Humana
  • Health Partners
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Midlands
  • MultiPlan
  • O’Hara LLC
  • Prime Health Services
  • Sanford
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
  • USA Manged Care Org
  • Wellmark Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Coverage varies widely among insurance carriers and within plans that they offer; your financial responsibility depends on the type of service and your health insurance plan. Payment options include cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). A sliding fee scale is available for services provided at WJSHC, based on the client's ability to pay, taking into consideration annual income and family size.

For questions / additional information about billing or submission of claims, please contact Cleo McConnell at or 319-335-8703.

The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center is on the west side of the University of Iowa campus at the intersection of Hawkins Drive and Stadium Drive (near a large white water tower northwest of the University Hospitals and Clinics). A map is available. If you plan to take the bus, you may wish to use a Cambus, the free yellow-and-black University buses with multiple routes that originate at the West Campus Transpiration Center (WCTC). WCTC is located directly North of Kinnick Stadium and is less than a block away. The Iowa City bus line also has a stop at the corner of Hawkins and Evashevski Drives. 

The linked document provides accessibility information for those driving to the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic. For additional information, contact Linsey Thomann, Clinic Coordinator, at or 319.335.8736.  

Non-discrimination Policy
The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, as part of The University of Iowa, prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD),