COVID-19 News | Pediatrics at UnityPoint Clinic
In our effort to reduce community spread of COVID-19, we are asking all patients to PLEASE CALL AHEAD before visiting a clinic. We may ask you to take precautions for your upcoming appointment.
UnityPoint Clinic is postponing some scheduled appointments to protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19. Patients who are affected will be called in advance of their scheduled appointment, offered virtual options and clinic staff will be able to answer any questions or concerns. Some pediatric appointments are considered essential visits and we encourage you to come in for vaccinations for children two and under.
If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment or learning what your options are, please call your clinic. We are here for you; thank you for being flexible as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the coronavirus, please see here.
Pediatric Respiratory Clinic
If you have symptoms including fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, and you have had contact with a person with COVID-19, please call your pediatrician.
If you do not have a pediatrician, please call 2-1-1 or our Pediatric Respiratory Illness Clinic at (515) 323-5680. You'll go through an assessment over the phone, which will help protect others from possible exposure to the virus.
Pediatricians in the Des Moines metro area
Our pediatric clinics provide a full range of medical services for all children from birth through adolescence. This includes well-baby checks and well-child exams, sports physicals, illnesses, immunizations and other medical needs for children.
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Pediatric Clinics throughout Des Moines
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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: