Pediatrics | UnityPoint Health
Our pediatricians are here to listen and partner with you for all your child's ages and stages, from newborns and toddlers to children and adolescents. This includes well-baby checks and well-child exams, sports physicals, illnesses, immunizations and other medical needs for children.
Pediatric Care During COVID-19
For your child's pediatric appointments, we encourage you to continue well-child visits that include vaccinations – these are important for newborns and young children to help keep them and others safe. Contact your pediatric clinic before arriving to ensure you are set up with the texting platform and to ensure you're aware of any additional safety processes put in place for your visit.
We've expanded our pediatric care services at select clinics to include Scheduled Virtual Visits over the phone or by video. For non-urgent health concerns, please call your clinic to see if a virtual visit can be scheduled with your pediatrician.
Request an Appointment With a Pediatrician
For new patients in the Des Moines area, establishing care with a pediatrician at UnityPoint Health has never been easier! To schedule the next available appointment at a pediatric clinic near you, simply call your local clinic or request an appointment online.
Dedicated Time for Scheduled Sick Visits
If your child is sick, you will have an opportunity to be seen the same day or the next morning due to the dedicated time set aside for acute visits. All offices will have time at the beginning and end of the day for scheduled sick visits: Monday – Thursday, 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and Friday, 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Please call for a dedicated sick time visit.
Anytime you have questions about your child's health, you may call your clinic. Your care team is available to speak with you during normal clinic hours.
Below is a list of websites you can refer to for questions on your child's health: