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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 Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

06 Patients
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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

08 Patients
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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 - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. The plan of care is about comfort and getting the most out of life in spite of life-threatening disease or illness or when cure is not possible.

Palliative care is not restricted to end of life. It is the active total care when disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.

It differs from hospice care in that it is provided much sooner in the disease process (hospice criteria mandate that persons admitted must have a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less).

Services Offered:

  • Assistance in providing information about diagnosis, prognosis and options of care
  • Consults for pain and symptom control
  • Family conferences to assist in setting goals of care, learning patient and family needs and providing education
  • Coordination of services at time of discharge from the hospital
  • Follow-up by registered nurse and other interdisciplinary team members as needed after discharge from the hospital
  • Support for family
  • Bereavement support services as desired

If you would like more information about palliative care options, please call (515) 241-4607 or visit the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Home Care website.