Where to Go for Care
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.
We know it can be frustrating when you or a loved one isn't feeling well. Please be kind. We want to get you better as soon as possible. We're doing our best, so you can feel your best.
Our walk-in clinics are experiencing very high-demand which can create extended wait times. Before seeking walk-in care, please check with your primary care provider for same-day appointments or get care at home using UnityPoint Health online care.
Virtual Urgent Care
Primary & Pediatric Care
If you have a non-urgent health concern and would like to talk to a primary care provider, please call your clinic during normal business hours or use your MyUnityPoint patient portal to see when a video, telephone or in-person visit can be scheduled.
Our primary care services include scheduled visits over the phone or by video. We also have a texting platform that creates a virtual waiting room for appointments that require a clinic visit.
Urgent & Emergency Care
When to seek urgent care: When you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening but still requires fast attention, find an urgent or express care near you. This can include infections like influenza, sore throat, sprains or minor cuts and burns.
When to seek emergency care: For serious or life-threatening health issues, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. This can include chest pain or heart attack symptoms, sudden or sever head pain, loss of consciousness, poisoning, uncontrolled fever or other potentially life-threatening conditions.
Urgent and emergency care teams work hard to best serve you. If you must wait, please be understanding. Our team members always strive to treat everyone with kindness, respect and give their full attention to your personal needs.
Access convenient care options that fit your schedule and needs. Connect with a UnityPoint Health provider online using MyUnityPoint's Virtual Urgent Care or SmartExam online screening tool from your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Virtual Urgent Care - Virtual Urgent Care is available for individuals 18+ who are located in Iowa. Through a video visit, Virtual Urgent Care providers can diagnose, recommend treatment and prescribe medication for minor illnesses.
SmartExam - SmartExam is an online screening tool for individuals 18+ who are located in Iowa that allows them to be treated for common ailments and illnesses in less than an hour without seeing a provider. This intelligent tool asks you questions based on your provided symptoms and answers to previous questions.
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Care for COVID-19 Exposure or Symptoms
UnityPoint Clinic continues to experience requests for COVID-19 testing. For people who are not sick and haven't been exposed to COVID-19, but need to be tested for another reason, please consider other testing options in your community such as local pharmacies and public health departments. As always, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we want to see you as soon as possible – particularly if you are high risk or unvaccinated.
Mental Health Care
We know you want options, especially when it comes to mental health care. Our team can connect with you in-person, by phone or video based on your goals and preferences. Learn more about local and online options.
A great place to start seeking mental health care is with your primary care doctor. They can refer you to one of our mental health professionals who specialize in the type of care you need. Beginning with your primary care doctor is sometimes the most affordable option, too. Find a physician near you by selecting one of the options below. Already have a provider? Visit the MyUnityPoint patient portal to send a message or schedule an appointment.
MyUnityPoint Patient Portal
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.
From Our Medical Experts
When to Seek Urgent Care for Headaches
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