Appointment Icon

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

COVID-19 Resources & Information

UnityPoint Health will continue delivering high-quality care to the patients and communities we serve as we react to COVID-19. Our top priority is keeping you and our team members safe and healthy by providing safe care, your way. To read the latest public health updates, please visit the CDC, WHO and Iowa Dept of Public Health websites.


News From Trusted Medical Experts

Stay informed with the latest information and updates you can trust from our team of medical experts and make sure you follow us on our social media channels for the latest news delivered directly to your newsfeed. You'll find the most up-to-date health news, patient stories, interviews with medical experts and system updates covering COVID-19.

Read the Latest COVID-19 News

Read the latest fact-based news from our health care experts on COVID-19.


COVID-19 FAQ

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. This type of virus infects humans and animals, but this strain has not been seen in humans before 2019.

For more information, visit the CDC's website.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:

  • Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
  • Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze.
  • Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

For more information, visit the CDC's website.

What are COVID-19 variants?

COVID-19 variantes, like the delta variant, are strains of the virus that causes COVID-19. Numerous variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being tracked in the United States and globally during this pandemic. To learn more, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 variants page.

What are symptoms of COVID-19?

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What should I do if I think I've been exposed to COVID-19, or have symptoms?

First, stay calm. If you notice COVID-19 symptoms, you should isolate from others as much as possible. Please contact your provider or nearest clinic as soon as possible for proper screening and assessment, which could include testing.

How can I stay safe during COVID-19?

Masks, vaccines, hand washing and social distancing are all layers of protection we have in order to fight COVID-19. The more layers we use, the better protected we'll be against the virus and spreading it to others.

Where can I find help with food assistance, paying bills or other needs?

Your entire well-being matters to us. When you need some help, we would like to make it easier for you to find free and reduced cost services for your needs. If you're looking for food assistance, help with paying bills, a ride somewhere important or other types of support begin your search here.

Our Together We Care community resources tool is free to use. It offers completely private searches to help you to find free and reduced-cost local community resources specific to your needs. Local community resources are accessible to members of your local community through programs, services, support groups or other offerings.



How to Help During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges we've ever faced. Our teams are tackling it head on and continuing to do what we do every day: provide the best patient care possible. 

As a nonprofit healthcare system, we are deeply grateful for the overwhelming charitable donations and offers of support pouring in from our amazing communities! The response from our community has been overwhelming. The following are ways community members can get involved to support UPH during this unprecedented pandemic. This page will be kept up to date with ways you can help us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back regularly for new information on the support we need and thank you for your generosity!

Donate to Support Our Health Care Heroes

In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Your gift now, more than ever, will be felt. Even if you are not on the frontlines, your help will be. It will show what happens when our hearts, our humanity, and our communities rise, as one.

Your support of our Health Care Heroes will help us continue the battle of COVID-19. Your compassionate gift will ensure our doctors, nurses and countless other healthcare workers will have the resources they need to show up every day, for you. We are in this together and, together, we will get through this. Thank you for standing with us; you are at the center of everything we do.



Donate Blood

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, blood centers across the country have had to cancel many of its mobile blood drives, which make up the majority of the local blood supplies. The blood supply statewide is critical. We encourage healthy members of the community to consider donating blood and blood plasma. Go to lifeservebloodcenter.org for additional information.

Food Donations and Holiday Meals

Show your support this holiday season by helping to nourish the minds and bodies of our Health Care Heroes. A donation to our COVID-19 Fund will help provide encouragement and good cheer to our medical teams through snack baskets and meals. The snack baskets will be delivered to departments throughout our hospitals and will include a mix of safe and easy to eat treats. Words of encouragement will also be included with each delivery, letting staff know that you, our community, provided the special treats. 

Your donation will also help provide complimentary meals for team members working on the holidays, acknowledging their sacrifice to be away from their families to care for ours. And finally, your gift will also be used to support the ongoing needs of our health care teams to care for COVID-19 patients and their families. Your generosity will have an important impact on the emotional well-being of our team members, lifting their spirits through the holiday season and giving them strength to continue their work to care for others. 

Example: a $30 donation will purchase one snack basket for an mid-size department/nursing floor (roughly 30 people).  A $10 donation will purchase a holiday meal for one employee.

Click here to donate

If you would prefer to customize your donation, please contact:

Angie Fagervik-Chia
Senior Community Relations Specialist
UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
(515)241-5091
angie.fagervik-chia@unitypoint.org