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Emergency Care

At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we are dedicated to providing care for you and your family when you need it most. That is why we offer emergency care at our four hospitals located in Des Moines and West Des Moines. Additionally, our hospital emergency departments are verified by the American College of Surgeons as Trauma Centers which means we have have the specialists, experience and equipment to save lives in emergency situations.

About our Emergency Departments

We have four emergency departments that are open 24/7 to care for patients when they are injured or sick. When you arrive at one of our emergency departments, you will be triaged (assessed) by our staff to determine the severity of your illness or injury. Patients are then taken to a room in the emergency department to be seen by a provider based on their triage assessment. Please know, it is our goal to see patients as quickly as possible.

Urgent/Walk-In Care

In addition to our emergency departments, we offer several Urgent/Walk-In Clinics across the area to help care for patients with non-emergent needs. Learn more about our Urgent/Walk-In Care.