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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

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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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Older Adult Mental Health

The Older Adult Mental Health Unit provides expert care to patients 55 years of age and older who are suffering from dementia, depression or a variety of other emotional disorders. This facility is a 12-bed, closed inpatient mental health unit.

Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis are the first steps to proper treatment. Many times medical conditions can mimic psychiatric illness, so detailed assessments are conducted. Assessments may involve interviewing the patient and their family as well as conducting physical exams, psychological testing and laboratory tests.

The decision to come to the hospital is a difficult for both the patient and their family. It is our hope to not only give quality care to the patient, but to be supportive and helpful to the families as well.

Team Approach

Using a multidisciplinary team approach, the unit is staffed by registered nurses and behavioral health partners with CNA training, who are skilled in psychiatric nursing assessment and treatment. Other team members include social workers, recreational therapists, occupational therapists and a chaplain. Every patient's treatment is under the supervision of a psychiatrist who directs the individualized treatment plan and co-ordinates discharge plans. Appropriate specialty consults are provided as needed.

Patients are cared for in a holistic, compassionate manner, directing practice toward the promotion, maintenance and restoration of behavioral wellness. In addition to receiving psychotherapy and medications, patients participate in pet therapy, reminiscence therapy, current event discussions, spirituality discussions and leisure and exercise programs.