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

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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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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