History of UnityPoint Health | Making a Difference in Iowa

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

06 Patients
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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

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

A Rich History

UnityPoint Health is the nation's fifth largest non-denominational health system. This overall system name also includes the former Iowa Health Physicians & Clinics (now UnityPoint Clinic), and Iowa Health Home Care (now UnityPoint at Home and UnityPoint Hospice.) The system was previously known as Iowa Health System until 2013.

Together in Central Iowa, Iowa Methodist; Iowa Lutheran; Blank Children's Hospital; Methodist West Hospital; John Stoddard Cancer Center; UnityPoint Clinic - Central Iowa; Eyerly Ball; Grinnell Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint at Home form UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.

In 1993, UnityPoint Health got its start here in Des Moines, when Iowa Methodist and Iowa Lutheran merged to form Iowa Health. At the time, the merger created the state's largest provider of hospital and related health services. Since then, UnityPoint Health has grown to encompass eight major geographic regions in Iowa and Illinois.

This change symbolizes the difference between the former hospital-centered health care process to one that more effectively addressed the total care of all patients, whether they were at a clinic, a hospital or home. The move to a physician-led organization focusing on patient care coordination is ongoing.

More Than 24,000 Strong

Today, UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. Through relationships with more than 900 physicians and providers working in more than 280 UnityPoint Clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services throughout its eight regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The nine regions within UnityPoint Health (named for the largest city within that region) are:

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Peoria, IL
  • The Quad Cities
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Waterloo, IA