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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 SW Oralabor Rd
Ankeny, Iowa 50023-1280

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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

Blank Children's Hospital


At Blank Children's Hospital, we have a dedicated Playroom for patients to enjoy while they are in the hospital. This is a place for patients to come, play, enjoy activities and have some fun. No medical procedures or exams take place in the Playroom - therefore it is a safe haven for children. It is one aspect of the child's hospitalization where s/he has some control of the hospital environment: a child can decide to come to the playroom and participate in special activities, free play or may choose not to come at all.

Safety Zone

This special place allows children to have an opportunity to socialize with other children who may share similar experiences. In addition, it is a place where children may choose from an array of activities: painting, coloring, games, puzzles, craft projects, music, making friends, or sitting and watching others play.

Perhaps the most unique thing about the Playroom is that once children walk through the door they know they are safe from all medical procedures, examinations, medications and especially needles! Remember a child's work is his/her play. However, we do invite doctors, nurses, therapists and other hospital staff, as well as parents and visitors to come in and observe, play or sit and talk with the children.


  • The Playroom is open to children who have been medically-cleared by their doctor or nurse. (For those who cannot come to the Playroom, the members of the Child Life staff are available to visit at the bedside and provide activities.)
  • Patients may enjoy the Playroom with Child Life staff and volunteers without the supervision of a family member.
  • All siblings using the Playroom need to be in good health.

Virtual Tour

Take a tour of our Playroom