UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Behavioral Health Urgent Care – Des Moines

Behavioral Health Urgent Care – Des Moines


Number of patients waiting reflects the current number of patients waiting to be seen. This number changes frequently and is not exact.

If you have a serious or life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For immediate help with a mental health crisis, including suicidal thoughts, call 988.

If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, our team is here to help.

We want to get you better as soon as possible. Before visiting walk-in care, please check with your primary care provider for same-day appointments. If you plan to visit one of our walk-in care locations, we encourage you to select an arrival time online to help reduce your wait time.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Save Your Spot Online

With the convenience of online check-in at UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care and UnityPoint Clinic - Express, you can find the relief you need at a time that's best for you. After submitting the secure online form, you will receive a confirmation text message about your upcoming visit.

Please note: A given time is not a set appointment and you may have to wait after your projected time. Wait times are an estimated calculation based off the number of individuals currently waiting in the clinic and the number of individuals who are scheduled to arrive. Your estimated wait time is subject to change - new patients arrive frequently and have different medical needs. Because these are estimates, your personal experience may vary.

Behavioral Health Urgent Care – Des Moines

UnityPoint Health - Behavioral Health Urgent Care


The behavioral health urgent care location in central Iowa provides services to individuals who are needing mental health services. Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and assessment
  • Addiction medicine
  • Crisis services
  • Community resources
  • On-site coordination to Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services and Orchard Place Child

Both pediatric and adult patients can be seen at Urgent Care. Patients under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them. Patients are advised to utilize the Emergency Room instead of the Urgent Care Clinic if they are needing immediate medical attention (i.e. open or fresh wounds), are a minor who does not have a guardian to sign a consent to treat, demonstrating aggressive behavior or having a crisis outside of the hours listed above.

Common Symptoms to Consider

It's completely normal to feel down sometimes. But when these feelings become persistent, unmanageable or are accompanied by physical changes it may be time to talk with someone who can help. At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we're here when you need it. Our team is ready to help you identify if you're struggling with anxiety, depression or another mental health condition.

Symptoms of anxiety, depression and mental health conditions can include:
  • Unhealthy changes in play
  • Physical changes such as nausea or muscle tension
  • Withdrawal from family or friends
  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Feeling sad, lonely, isolated
  • Confusion or problems concentrating
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Often feeling irritable or angry
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Difficulty concentrating on daily tasks
  • Nervous energy or restlessness
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
  • Having thoughts of harm to self or others
  • Progressive memory loss or confusion
  • Difficulty perceiving reality
  • Other emotional or behavioral changes

If you or a loved one are considering taking actions related to ending one's own life, exhibit behaviors or actions that could lead to self-harm, overdose, or danger to yourself or others, this is considered an emergency. Please dial 9-1-1.