UI Health Care Badge

Individuals who have a work, educational, or volunteer assignment in the UI Hospitals and Clinics will be identified when on duty by a UI Hospitals and Clinics photo identification badge. 

Staff required to wear the photo identification badge will be identified by the Health Care Compliance Flag on the University and UI Health Care Human Resource systems which indicates staff with responsibilities that include patient care or input into treatment and/or diagnosis of Hospital patients; direct patient contact; support of direct patient caregivers; the teaching of students as they care for patients; or research performed on patients.

Obtaining a Badge

Any individual who is required to wear a UI Health Care Badge must bring to our office a completed Badge Request Form​, which has been completed and signed by the appropriate department or college, authorizing the issuance of the badge.  This form is required for a first time badge or for the replacement of a badge which has been lost or stolen.

Contact your departmental HR representative to obtain this form.


Everyone who is issued a UI Health Care Badge has their photo taken for their first card.

Occasionally we require an individual to have their photo retaken if they need a replacement card. Reasons for requiring a new photo include, but are not limited to:

  • 2 or more years have passed since the last photo was captured
  • the individual appearance is different than the current photo
  • the quality of the current photo does not meet UI Health Care Badge standards

UI Health Care Badge Photo Standards

  • Photos must be an unobstructed, front view of the full face that is a representation of the true appearance of the card holder.
  • No facial or hand gestures or foreign objects are to be included in the photo.
  • Hats, sunglasses, bandannas, and any other clothing that might obstruct the view of the face may not be worn.
  • All head wear must be removed, unless worn for valid religious or medical reasons.
  • No picture retakes are allowed unless the picture is unusable due to closed eyes or other unforeseen problem

Lost/Stolen Badge Replacements

Damaged Badge Replacements