Urgent Care Wait Time Estimates
The number of patients listed is an approximate count of people waiting to be taken to an exam room for their appointment. The system updates regularly to give you the most accurate information possible. While checking on the number of patients waiting before you arrive is helpful, it's important to know that the number listed may not be exact – new patients arrive frequently and all have different medical needs.
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.
Some 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
What Type of Appointment do I Need?
When health concerns arise, it is best to contact your primary care provider, who can then direct you on the best course of action. But when health issues arise after hours, on weekends or during the holidays, visiting your primary provider may not be an option.
While not every illness or injury requires a trip to the emergency room (ER), there are times when emergency services are needed. Emergency rooms are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You should seek emergency care for limb- or life-threatening conditions, including intense chest pain, profuse bleeding, difficulty breathing, severe headaches, seizures lasting longer than five minutes, intense abdominal pain and other serious medical issues.
For minor illnesses or injuries, Urgent/Express Care clinics are the best choice. Walk-in and Urgent/Express Care clinics are available after hours, on weekends and during holidays. Urgent/Express Care can provide treatment for non-emergency situations, including burns, colds, cuts, allergies, flu, fractures, infections, sprains and more.