When to go to an Urgent Care Clinic | UnityPoint Clinic Central Iowa

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

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When to Use Urgent Care

It is best to contact your Primary Care Provider for your health care needs. But because we know health matters don't always occur at the most convenient times, our Urgent Care/Walk-in Clinics are available after hours, weekends and holidays.

UnityPoint Clinic has seven convenient locations throughout the metropolitan area that accept walk-in patients for non-emergency situations every day of the week. Insurance co-payments are usually lower for Urgent Care visits than for ER visits, so using a walk-in clinic can save you money in addition to being more convenient. Urgent Care Clinics can provide medical treatment for minor illness and injuries such as: 

  • Allergies
  • Burns
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Cuts
  • Earaches
  • Fevers
  • Flu
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Urgent Care Clinics do not have ready access to extended patient observation and specialty consultation. Patients who present with life-threatening situations are immediately transferred to an emergency department or referred to the 911 EMS system. If you are having shortness of breath or chest pain, go to the ER.

See all of our Urgent Care Clinic locations.

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