Frequently Asked Questions
How is Prairie Parkway different?
Prairie Parkway is more than several clinics all within a big building. The difference is how care is coordinated between one clinic and another and one provider to the next. You will notice the difference in times when collaboration is key. For example, a patient may check in to urgent care with a common health issue. When his or her primary care provider is at the same location, a connection can be made to deliver the most effective care.
There are many stages in life when a patient may need to see more than one provider, and our goal is to make those transitions as seamless and efficient as possible.
When did Prairie Parkway open?
All clinics and services were open in January 2017!
What providers are at Prairie Parkway?
Here is our online provider directory.
How will I know where to go?
As long as you can navigate to the front door of 5100 Prairie Parkway in Cedar Falls, there will be a central registration desk and staff will greet you upon arrival. The facility is designed with one main entrance for all patients, and we will then make sure you get exactly where you need to go in the three-story building.
How far will I have to walk once I get inside?
That depends on where you need to end up, but efficient patient flow – for the benefit of both patients and staff – was a primary focus when designing the building. Should you need to go to the second or third floor, the main elevator and staircase is located near the central registration desk inside the front entrance.
What sets Prairie Parkway apart is the variety of services offered under one roof. If you have multiple appointments, gone are the days that you will need to travel to and from different locations.
What new services are provided at Prairie Parkway?
A dedicated pediatric clinic and pediatric therapy opened with the building.
What makes Prairie Parkway different from United Medical Park?
Prairie Parkway is strictly an outpatient facility while United Medical Park will continue its ambulatory surgery operations on West Ridgeway Ave. in Waterloo. Additionally, there is only one main entrance aligned with one main registration desk for all departments at Prairie Parkway.
Why did we build another hospital?
Simply put, Prairie Parkway is not a hospital. The focus is on outpatient preventive care to keep patients healthy and minimize hospital stays. There will always be a need for hospitals, and Allen Hospital is a wonderful place, but improving the overall health of the people and communities we serve is our mission.