Animals mean the world to you,
and we recognize the light they bring
and difference they make in your life.
Here at UnityPoint Health, you may
have the joy of being visited by one
of our volunteer therapy dogs,
or you may need your service animal
to join your health care team
or need the comfort of your personal pet.
Following a few guidelines and precautions, we welcome animals
to join you in your wellness journey
because you deserve the best care
in the most comfortable surroundings.
Animal Assisted Activities
Our volunteer team includes dogs and their
owners who visit approved areas of the
hospital. The owner, known as a Handler, has
completed special training through a therapy
If you are in an area that allows visits with our
volunteer dogs, on the day of scheduled visits,
our nursing staff will determine whether the visit
will be safe for you.
UnityPoint Health accommodates persons
with disabilities accompanied by a service
animal in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). A risk assessment may be completed to determine if a service animal can be accommodated.
UnityPoint Health facilities do not accommodate emotional support animals.