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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Clinic

Services Provided

  • Developmental assessment and follow-up for children who are exposed to alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Referrals for both the family and the child in various areas of need.
  • Education and advocacy for children and caregivers. 

How to Make an Appointment

Referrals to the DEC clinic can be made by a variety of sources:

  • Medical providers, including primary care physicians.
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) caseworker.
  • Caregivers of children in foster care and/or biological parents.

To make an appointment, refer a patient or have questions, please call (515) 241-4311.

Why the Drug Endangered Children Clinic?

The Drug Endangered Children (DEC) clinic is dedicated to protecting Iowa's children through multidisciplinary collaboration of services. This clinic provides services for infants and children who have been exposed to drugs prenatally or environmentally through a parent/caregiver's illicit drug use or manufacturing. It is our goal to help each child and family heal and reach their maximum potential without labeling or judging. We support treatment and encouragement, not punishment or moral judgement for these families. 

Upon assessment, arrangements and referrals are made to connect the children and families with the appropriate intervention and treatment services. We emphasize early identification and intervention for children exposed to drugs so that they can live a healthier life.