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.

News & updates

  • AAC Camp for individuals age 12 to 18 who utilize Augmentative and Alternative Communication is going virtual. Check out the flyer for details and registration information
  • Project ImPACT -- a therapy method used in our clinic for clients with autism -- has been named as one of the only parent-mediated interventions that meet criteria for the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice as an evidence-based practice.
  • MAGIC and ARC, support groups for those with aphasia, have moved to an on-line format, and will likely continue into Fall 2020. Learn more about MAGIC and ARC.
  • UISPEAKS Camp for kids and teens who stutter, Listen and Speak Up, and Social Climbers have been canceled for Summer 2020.
  • The SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® programs have been awarded additional funding to continue to train graduate student clinicians to treat those with Parkinson’s disease who experience voice problems associated with the disease. 

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. A current assessment (diagnosis) is important for planning treatment. It is helpful to have recent assessments and treatment plans forwarded 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

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.

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 use 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 Karen Bryant, Clinic Director, 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),