Directions to the Maternity Centers for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Directions for Getting to the Maternity Centers

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Arrival Instructions

Be sure to ask your health care provider if there are any special arrival instructions for you to follow. 

  • Park in the parking lot off of Woodland Avenue on the south side of the hospital.
  • Enter the hospital through the Powell entrance (look for the blue awning). 
  • Take the Powell elevators directly to the maternity center on Level 6. 
  • Another option is to use the hospital parking ramp located on the west side of the hospital. Park on the third floor and use the Powell Skywalk to reach the Powell elevators. Take the elevators down to Level 6. 

The Powell entrance, as well as the Powell Skywalk entrance, is open to the public from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., these doors are locked for patient security and safety. You are able to enter by using the communications system located at the Powell and Powell Skywalk entrances. Security will quickly identify you and allow access. 

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Arrival Instructions

Be sure to ask your health care provider if there are any special arrival instructions for you to follow. 

  • Park in front of the main entrance.
  • When you arrive during daytime hours (5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.), please use the main entrance. After 8 p.m., use the emergency entrance.
  • Take the elevators to go directly to the maternity center located on the fifth floor. 

Methodist West Hospital

Arrival Instructions

Be sure to ask your health care provider if there are any special arrival instructions for you to follow. 

  • Park in front of the hospital (east side) from 60th Street. 
  • From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the main entrance is open. After hours, please use the emergency entrance.
  • After entering the hospital, take the elevators to the fifth floor. You will enter the maternity center reception area after stepping off the elevator.