Individuals who have a work, educational, or volunteer assignment in the UI Hospitals and Clinics are required to wear a UI Health Care photo identification badge while on duty. 

Obtaining a UI Health Care Badge

A Photo Identification Badge Request is required every time a new UI Health Care Badge is requested.  Individuals must work with their departmental Human Resources to initiate a badge request to be sent to the UI Health Care Badge Center

Individuals receive their first card free of charge, subsequent cards may incur a replacement fee depending on the reason for the replacement.

Contact your departmental HR representative to initiate a request for a badge. (Requests expire 30 days after issue date.)


Every person issued a UI Health Care Badge will be photographed 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:

  • Two (2) or more years have passed since the last photo was captured
  • Individual's appearance is different than the current photo
  • Quality of the current photo does not meet UI Health Care Badge photo standards

UI Health Care Badge Photo Standards

  • Photos must be an unobstructed, full frontal view of the face that is a representation of the true appearance of the card holder
  • No facial or hand gestures or foreign objects allowed in the photo
  • Hats, sunglasses, bandanas, and any other clothing that might obstruct the view of the face are not allowed
  • 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