UnityPoint Clinic announced today it will open an Adult Respiratory Illness Clinic designed to provide an option for adult patients who are sick with suspected COVID-19 or other acute respiratory illnesses. Patients must call 515-323-5680 or reserve their spot online at unitypoint.org before going to the clinic to be screened for symptoms — including fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing. They will be screened by a nurse over the phone and advised on next steps. Patients will be seen at the Adult Respiratory Illness Clinic by appointment only. 

At the same time, UnityPoint Clinic in Central Iowa is consolidating its Urgent Care locations temporarily. This will enable UnityPoint Clinic to bring providers and team members together as well as leverage supplies as efficiently and effectively in the care of patients, the health system said in a news release.

The following Urgent Care locations remain open and will expand hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. All patients should call ahead before going to any clinic location.
– UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Ankeny Medical Park, 515-957-3661; 3625 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny.
– UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Southglen, 515-256-4242; 6520 S.E. 14th St., Des Moines.
– UnityPoint Clinic – Express at Jordan Creek, 515-224-5868; 180 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines.

The following Urgent Care locations will close until further notice.
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Lakeview.
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Merle Hay.
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Altoona.
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – Urbandale.