UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Palliative Care

Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

855 A Avenue NE
Suite 300A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Morton

621 W. Jackson Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Peosta Commercial Court
P.O. Box 80
Peosta, Iowa 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - East

1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Walk-In Care

800 Kenyon Road
Suite S
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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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.