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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

If you have flu symptoms or health concerns related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you schedule a COVID-19 test.

  • Symptoms include fever in the last 24 hours or new or worsening: cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath

How to schedule a COVID-19 test

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

Visitor restrictions

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

  • Adult patients: One visitor/support person is now allowed for patients aged 70 or older
  • Pediatric patients: Two adult visitors/support persons are allowed per patient per day

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 visit, and spend less time in the waiting room at the clinic. Want to learn more about reserving your spot at UI QuickCare? Check out 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 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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