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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Primary Care in Des Moines

Primary care providers are either trained in family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN or pediatrics. 

Establishing care with a primary care provider is the ideal way to live well. When providers treat you for years, they get to know your medical history inside and out. That helps them make accurate diagnoses, watch for red flags regarding medications and monitor changes in your health through the years. 

Primary Care Visits During COVID-19

Taking care of yourself is still important during this time. We're making it easier to get Safe Care, Your Way with masking policies, virtual waiting rooms and scheduled virtual visits. Please see our COVID-19 information page for more information.

Pediatric Appointments 

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. Also, many of our pediatric clinics are now scheduling virtual visits with our patients. 

Chronic Health Issues 

If you or a loved one have chronic health issues such as diabetes, heart disease or a suppressed immune system, we want to stress the importance of handwashing, staying at home, taking advantage of grocery delivery and limiting contact with others. Please call your clinic to discuss options for any upcoming visits. 


How do I Find a Primary Care Provider?

Whether you have moved, need a new doctor or have never had a primary care provider -  we are here to help you establish care. With several convenient locations in and outside of the Des Moines metro area, we offer easy access to care.

Family Medicine Near Me

Family Medicine providers serve all ages, addressing needs including: preventive care, routine care of illness and injury, maternity care, and more. They are trained to diagnose and treat most common diseases and can coordinate your health care needs with specialists and surgeons if the need arises. 

Your family provider doesn't just provide you with your yearly check-up. They can be your go-to for a sinus infection, sore throat or when you're having anxiety. They can guide you through diabetes, arthritis and cancer screenings. They can treat acute situations such as cold symptoms and injuries. They can help you throughout pregnancy. They also can perform minor surgical procedures, such as freezing a wart or draining an abscess.

General Pediatrics Near Me 

Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners treat babies, toddlers, children, teens and young adults. Pediatricians offer a wide range of services and advanced pediatric care from well-child care, to basic childhood immunizations and illnesses, to managing complex medical conditions and chronic disorders. 

Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners work hand-in-hand with all pediatric specialists at Blank Children's Hospital. For a referral to a Blank Children's Hospital pediatric specialist or clinic, please speak with your pediatric provider or primary care doctor. The use of one electronic medical record for each patient ensures constant and timely communication between your child's entire medical team.

Internal Medicine Near Me

Internal Medicine providers (internists) serve adults 18 years of age and older, specializing in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult disease. Similar to a family medicine provider, internists get to know you well over the years. Also like family medicine providers, internal medicine includes preventive care such mammograms, pap smears, routine colon screenings, cholesterol screenings and blood pressure screenings.

An internist is also trained to diagnose and treat complex illnesses and chronic diseases. This includes diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, chronic respiratory diseases and more. If you have one or more chronic medical illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, emphysema or arthritis, it may be wise to choose an internal medicine provider for your care. 

Obstetrics and Gynecology Near Me

An OB/GYN is a licensed physician and surgeon, offering personal and compassionate care to women. From annual physicals to mammograms, prenatal care to cancer screenings, we are here to guide you through your health care in a welcoming and caring environment. 

We offer gynecological care for every stage of life. Our team is prepared to address your health needs — from adolescence to menopause and beyond. For obstetrical care, an OB/GYN is a fit for high to low-risk pregnancies or an individual who has a serious medical condition such as high blood pressure, epilepsy, heart disease, diabetes or obesity. 

Our family medicine providers at our East Des Moines/La Clinica de la Esperanza location on East University Ave. also offer OB/GYN services. 

Midwifery Care Near Me

Midwives can also see women throughout all stages of life, and often focus on nutrition, exercise, mental health and more. For pregnancy and delivery, consult with a midwife regarding the best option for your pregnancy. 

LGBTQ Health Care Near Me

We offer dedicated health services in a comfortable, caring environment to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, gender fluid, and anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ communities. Request an appointment here.

Specialty Services

Functioning as the coordinator of all the health care services you might need, a primary care provider is your guide to the health system. They often collaborate with other health care professionals to meet your needs, and can refer you to specialists.

Specialties include: