Best Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Blank Children's Hospital

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

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

01 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Adult Respiratory Illness

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

03 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

01 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

01 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Closed Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

02 Patients
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Blank Children's Hospital

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit features a 12-bed, all private-room facility that is staffed by pediatric critical care doctors. It is located on the second floor of the north wing on the Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children's Hospital campus. The intensive care team helps care for critically-ill or injured infants, children and teens.

In addition, the Pediatric Transport Team provides children throughout the state access to a higher level of care. The Transport Team brings critical care expertise to children by a pediatric nurse who is under the medical direction of a pediatric critical care or pediatric emergency medicine physician.


In March 2017, we opened a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. In order to enhance the care we provide, the following will be part of the new PICU:

  • 12 single patient rooms with lots of storage and space, including a private bathroom and shower.
  • Family Consultation Room where the health care team can meet with families to discuss their child’s plan of care.
  • Family Lounge with a kitchenette and comfortable seating for family members to have a space to spend time outside of their child’s room.
  • State-of-the-art design with equipment easily accessible from a ceiling boom and features that allow staff to monitor patients efficiently and act quickly as needed.
  • Patient and family-centered environment with a pull-out bed and reclining chair for families, privacy curtain, two televisions and an individual sound system.