Services at the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic

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

To schedule an appointment or for additional information, phone 319-335-8736 (Voice/TDD). The FAX number is 319-335-8851.

Our Mission
Our mission at The University of Iowa Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to be the premier institution for training, research, clinical service, and outreach in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.

At the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, we strive to provide: 1) superior clinical education to graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology, and 2) excellent clinical services to individuals with communication and related disorders in the community and across the State of Iowa.

Do you or someone close to you have a diagnosed or suspected 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. Current assessment information is important for planning treatment. It is helpful to have recent assessments and treatment plans forwarded before your scheduled appointment. However, if current data is not available, assessments can be scheduled at this clinic.

The full Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic Manual is available.

The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center is located on the west side of the University of Iowa campus at the intersection of Hawkins Drive and Stadium Drive (north of a large white water tower).
A map is available (pdf file).

Accessibility information (links to a new webpage). For additional information, contact Karen Bryant, Clinic Director, at or 319.335.8207.

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),

Payment of services
The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic submits claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross / Blue Shield. Please be aware that coverage varies widely among insurance carriers and within plans that they offer. Your financial responsibility will vary depending 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. They are based on the client's ability to pay, taking into consideration annual income and family size.