Animal Visitors at UnityPoint Health

Methodist Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Proctor Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Urgent Care

First Available Time :

Proctor First Care - East Peoria

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

Proctor First Care - Morton

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

00 Patients
Waiting Now
UnityPoint Health - Methodist

Animal Visitors

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 dog organization. 

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.

Service Animals

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.