University of Iowa Health Care to open two urgent care clinics in Quad Cities
Urgent care services to increase access to same-day, walk-in care for Davenport and Bettendorf
In the coming year, University of Iowa Health Care patients and employees who live in the Quad Cities will have increased access to urgent care services right in their community.
Two urgent care clinics will open in Davenport and Bettendorf, expanding patient access to quality care from UI Health Care. The first urgent care is expected to open this winter at 2705 E 53rd St. in Davenport. A second urgent care is planned to open next year at 865 Lincoln Road in Bettendorf, where the health system already has local services in family medicine, dermatology, and pediatric specialty care.
“Our goal is to provide more convenient access and continuity of care for our patients and employees who live in the Quad Cities area,” says Douglas Van Daele, MD, vice dean for clinical affairs, Carver College of Medicine. “By increasing same-day care access, we’re showing our commitment to keeping health care local wherever we can.”
Being seen at an urgent care enables patients to make better use of the complex coordinated care offered by UI Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center.
When to visit an urgent care
Urgent cares are walk-in clinics that provide care for minor illnesses and injuries and typically have shorter wait times than a busy emergency room. These clinics will provide services that go beyond a typical walk-in clinic, including IV fluids, stitches, and X-rays.
“If you can’t see a primary care provider right away, an urgent care clinic can be a great option,” says Van Daele. “If something is life-threatening, patients should absolutely go to an emergency room. However, there are a number of health care needs like cuts, minor burns, sprains, and fractures that an urgent care can handle quickly and effectively.”
More information about when to visit an urgent care is available online.
Extended hours for urgent care
These new locations will be walk-in clinics with extended hours that are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Patients can be seen at any UI Health Care urgent care location. Patients may schedule a visit through MyChart or using an online scheduling tool which also allows patients to view current wait times. Walk-ins are also welcome.
“We’re thrilled to offer these same-day care services and connection to UI Health Care expertise in the Quad Cities,” says Rachel Kirchner, director of clinical services with UI Community Clinics, a part of UI Health Care. “We recognize that providing access to these types of services locally is important to existing patients and employees.”
UI Health Care is actively recruiting for these locations. A full list of open positions—from patient care to support roles—is available online.
This expansion of health care services in the Quad Cities further supports UI Health Care’s long-term goals of supporting access to health care across the state.
About University of Iowa Health Care
University of Iowa Health Care is the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, dedicated to providing world-class health care and health-related outreach services to all Iowans. UI Health Care includes more than 50 locations across the state of Iowa with a state-of-the-art academic medical center in Iowa City as well as a second hospital currently under construction, plus a variety of specialty clinics, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and University of Iowa Physicians, the state’s most comprehensive multi-specialty physician group practice.
Additional University of Iowa Health Care clinics in the Quad Cities include cancer, dermatology, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric specialty care, and more. Visit uihc.org/quad-cities to learn more.