COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic | Where to Go for Care in Grinnell

Where to Go for Care During COVID-19

You might have questions about how to get the care you need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect yourself and others, it's important to make informed choices.

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Beginning May 6, 2020, UnityPoint Health will test all patients admitted to our hospitals for COVID-19. This includes planned admissions and transfers of all ages who have not been tested for COVID-19 in the prior 72 hours.

Please Call Ahead Before Any Visit & Wear a Mask or Face Covering

To reduce community spread of COVID-19, we're asking all patients to please call ahead before visiting a clinic. If you have an appointment at a UnityPoint Health location, please wear a mask or face covering except for children under two years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the mask without assistance.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

We've made a few changes, so be sure to check clinic closings and restrictions before calling.


Care for COVID-19 Exposure or Symptoms

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms - such as fever, nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing, and you have had contact with a person with COVID-19, please call our Respiratory Care Clinic at (641) 236-2378 before visiting a medical facility. You'll go through an assessment over the phone, which will help protect others from possible exposure to the virus.

Respiratory Care Clinic Hours (306 4th Ave, Grinnell):

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Care Options for Everything Else

If you need treatment for something other than COVID-19, we've got your back. Take advantage of Virtual Urgent Care, or find a walk-in clinic near you.

Virtual Urgent Care

See a doctor anytime, anywhere from a computer, smartphone or tablet with UnityPoint Health Virtual Care. The cost of an Urgent Care visit is $39 or less, depending on your insurance. This service provides treatment for conditions like sinus infections, rashes, urinary tract infections, allergies and other illnesses. If your provider writes a prescription, it's automatically sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

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Walk-In Clinic

Not interested in Virtual Urgent Care? You can get the care you need at our walk-in care clinic. Simply call ahead to our walk-in clinic listed below. We've made some changes, so check our clinic closings and restrictions before you go.

Walk-In Clinic (located at 210 4th Avenue, Grinnell): (641) 236-2378

  • Monday – Friday (located on 3rd floor of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building): 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Weekend: Weekend hour needs for such treatment can be fulfilled via Virtual Urgent Care

Primary Care & Pediatric Options

We've expanded our primary care and pediatric services at select clinics to include scheduled visits over the phone or by video.

If you have a non-urgent health concern and would like to talk to your primary care provider, please call your clinic during normal business hours to see if a video or telephone visit can be scheduled.

To learn more, view our Primary Care During COVID-19 page.

Still Not Sure What to Do?

If you still aren't sure where to go for care, or if you have other questions, you can always call your primary care clinic, or message your doctor directly with the MyUnityPoint patient portal. 

If you don't have a primary care doctor, our MyNurse hotline stands ready to help answer your questions. MyUnityPoint Nurse is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (800) 424-3258 to be connected right now.