Urgent Care

Illness and injury doesn't always happen during regular business hours, and it's not always something you can be prepared for ahead of time. That's why we have Urgent Care at four convenient locations in the Cedar Valley. 

A better urgent care experience

After UnityPoint Clinic introduced a new kind of urgent care to Waterloo last spring, the response has been patient satisfaction scores ranking in the 99th percentile nationally. The new design puts a strong focus on quality and a time-saving process to enhance your visit. The difference is in the hand-offs, or lack thereof, as specially trained clinical care attendants will greet each patient as he or she enters the clinic and remain with that same patient throughout the visit. This bypasses the time spent transferring information and care from one professional to another.

It's urgent care at the speed of NOW  at North Crossing, San Marnan and United Medical Park.

Which location should you choose?


North Crossing

San Marnan

United Medical Park

Prairie Parkway

 Care for
 non-emergency  conditions
Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Online Check In
Check In Now Check In Now Check In Now Check In Now
 Location Waterloo Waterloo  Waterloo Cedar Falls
 Clinical Care  Attendant Yes  Yes Yes No
 Sports Physicals Yes  Yes  Yes No
 Flu shots Yes  Yes Yes Seasonal
 Open daily
 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Yes  Yes Yes Yes
 Holiday Hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  8 a.m. to
 2 p.m.

Closed on Christmas
 Health services*

Yes  Yes  Yes No

*After-hours Occupational Health services include drug screens and initial work-related injury treatment. Allen Occupational Health is open during normal business hours while Urgent Care – San Marnan can provide limited services between 5-8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekends.

Using an urgent care clinic can save you time and money. 

Our Urgent Care Centers treat injuries and illnesses that require a health care provider's attention, but are not life-threatening. Injuries and illnesses we treat include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cough, cold, flu and sore throat
  • Ear ache, ear pain and ear infections
  • Eye problem
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Skin infection, rash, skin lump, bump or growth
  • Minor cuts
  • Minor sport injury and strain
  • Muscle ache and sprain
  • Sunburn or other minor burns
  • Nausea, dizziness, vomiting
  • Fever without convulsion (uncontrollable shaking)
  • Neck or back pain
  • Foot problems

Urgent care is best used when your primary care physician is not available, but should not be used for routine medical services that can be provided by your doctor's office or for any type of follow-up care. Remember to always attempt to contact your primary care physician before accessing urgent care services.

All life-threatening illnesses should always be referred to Allen's Emergency Room immediately.