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Not feeling your best? Worried about an injury? Don't wait—UI Urgent Care and UI QuickCare can help you feel better today.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Help us protect patients and staff

  • If you have flu symptoms or health concerns related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you schedule a video visit.
    • Symptoms include fever in the last 24 hours or new or worsening: cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath
  • There are temporary visitor restrictions in effect for both adult and pediatric patients.

How to schedule a video visit

You can schedule by calling 1-319-384-9010 or schedule a video visit through MyChart.

Learn more about video visits

Visitor restrictions

The temporary restrictions apply to all UI Health Care patient care facilities, including UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care.

  • Adult patients: Please arrive on your own
  • Pediatric patients: One parent or legal guardian may come with to seek care

Read the policy for specifics

Spend less time waiting at the clinic and skip the phone call. UI QuickCare and UI Urgent Care are near you and ready to help.

When your primary care doctor isn't available, UI QuickCare and UI Urgent Care can treat minor illness and injuries.

We want you to get care fast so you're back to feeling healthy as soon as possible.

Reserve a Spot: All Same-Day Care Locations

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Choose your arrival time for your UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care visit and spend less time waiting at the clinic. Want to learn more about reserving your spot at UI QuickCare or UI Urgent Care? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are experiencing symptoms related to influenza or COVID-19, including fever in the last 24 hours or new or worsening cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, we ask that you do not schedule an in-person visit, but instead schedule a telehealth video visit.

Please seek emergency care for severe shortness of breath, allergic reactions, bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes, sudden or severe pain, head injuries, seizures, poisoning, major injuries or broken bones, coughing or vomiting blood, suicidal or homicidal feelings, fainting, or signs of a heart attack or stroke.

Understanding Where to Seek Care

University of Iowa Health Care offers you a variety of care options, but knowing where to go for what ails you can be difficult. 

This guide can help direct you to the right location, and save you time and effort along the way.

When to Seek Quick Care

When your primary care provider isn't available, UI QuickCare can treat minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Cough, cold, and sore throat
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Fever and flu
  • Rashes
  • Earaches
  • Insect bites
  • Eye infections
  • Minor burns
  • Bladder infections
  • Seasonal allergies

When to Seek Urgent Care

UI Urgent Care treats all of the same conditions as UI QuickCare plus:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and scrapes that require stitches
  • Dehydration that requires IV fluids

UI Urgent Care also has extended evening and weekend hours, and is open most holidays with reduced hours.

When to Seek Emergency Care

Always go to the emergency room if you have a serious or life-threatening condition.

Common Emergency Room Problems Include:

  • Head injury
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke
  • Severe pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Newborn fever
  • Chest pain
  • Major trauma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Suicidal thoughts

And remember, if a person could die or be permanently disabled, it is an emergency. Call 911 to have the emergency team come to you right away if you cannot wait.

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