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Jones Regional Medical Center Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Highway 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Bett Plex)

5185 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Marshalltown)

1704 South Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Rd.
Hiawatha, IA 52233

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Prairie Parkway)

5100 Prairie Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express at Duck Creek

1417 Kimberly Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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UnityPoint Clinic Express - United Medical Park

1731 West Ridgeway Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

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UnityPoint Clinic Express (Fort Dodge)

2728 2nd Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Avenue Northeast
Cascade, IA 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Commercial Ct
PO Box 80
Peosta, IA 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic First Care - East Peoria

2535 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

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UnityPoint Clinic First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 John F Kennedy Road
Dubuque, IA 52002

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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UnityPoint Clinic - Allergy

Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is specialized, comprehensive medical care for people dealing with a serious illness. Whether you are facing a new diagnosis of cancer, living with congestive heart failure or coping with the advanced stages of dementia, palliative care focuses on alleviating the symptoms, pain and stress of living with an illness, whether or not a cure is feasible. Palliative care is available at any age or at any stage of a serious illness, from patients undergoing treatment for curable illnesses to those who are nearing the end of life.

Palliative care provides relief from distressing symptoms and helps improve quality of life for patients and families. Care can begin as soon as a patient and their doctor feel it would be beneficial. For many, this may be shortly after the diagnosis of a serious condition. Palliative care is provided across care settings including hospitals, clinics and in a patient's home.

Palliative Care services include:

  • Expert management of pain and non-pain symptoms that can make living with a serious illness challenging
  • Education about the illness and options for care
  • Counseling and support
  • Care coordination between primary and specialty care providers and specialized care teams
  • Social work services, including help with long-term planning and advance directives
  • Crisis prevention and management planning that reflects individual needs, values and goals for care
  • Spiritual care

Who Provides Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a partnership between your primary care provider and other medical specialists including doctors, nurses and social workers who provide an extra layer of support.

What does a Referral to Palliative Care Mean?

A referral for a palliative care consultation means you are dealing with difficult medical problems that cause pain and discomfort, emotional uncertainty and personal complications for you and your loved ones. Research shows that palliative care can help people live longer by reducing the pain and stress a serious illness may cause.

When to Seek Palliative Care

  • People of any age including adults and children with cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, lung disease, dementia and other serious or life-threatening conditions.
  • Individuals who feel their quality of life has been compromised by symptoms such as physical or emotional pain, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and fatigue.
  • Patients who have had multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits for an illness.

Do I Need to Stop Curative or Life-prolonging Treatment to Receive Palliative Care?

No. Palliative care is available at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. The palliative care team will help you identify and communicate your goals for your medical care.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Palliative Care

Whether you are facing a new diagnosis, living with a chronic illness or coping with the advanced stages of a progressive condition, our Palliative Care team is committed to helping you determine the best course of care so you can focus on what's important to you. We will also work with a care team so your care is coordinated no matter if you're in the doctor's office, the hospital or at home.