Often seen as the heart of middle America, Iowa largely seems like a wholesome, healthy state. In many ways that's true, but in other more fundamental ways, the state suffers from a number of healthcare problems that send residents seeking alternative health facilities.

Healthcare in Iowa

With a large farming community, Iowa has many attendant health problems. There are accidents involving the farm equipment and the harvest, not to mention potential injuries caused by large animals such as cows, horses, and pigs. Worse, the drinking water in the state has a problem with nitrate that is steadily leading to an increase in serious health problems. After a long drought, an abundance of rain led to fertilizer washing down to the rivers, which a large part of the residents use for drinking water.

Urgent Care in Iowa

Poverty is another growing problem in Iowa; it's the subject of editorials and documentaries. Children are especially suffering from growing poverty rates, but entire families lack access to healthcare. In spite of health systems such as UnityPoint, Trinity, and Genesis, a growing number of residents can't afford to go to the ER or the doctor's office. This leads to a need for more affordable urgent care facilities that are also easier to reach.

Walk-In Clinics in Iowa

For those who need sliding-scale healthcare and discounted rates, Iowa's walk-in clinics are also necessary. Located in big towns and near small hamlets alike, they're more cost-efficient for farmers with related injuries and kids suffering from childhood maladies such as chicken pox and fevers.

Specific urgent care and walk-in clinic services available in may include STD testing flu shots, school physicals and many other valuable services

Highest Rated Urgent Care Centers

Top Rated Urgent Care Centers in Iowa

  • DoctorsNow Walk-In Care, West Des Moines
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    640 S 50th St West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Dec 2019

    I went this morning after being ill all weekend. I was seen by Nikki, who could not have been more attentive and caring, willing to help see me on road to recovery. I have recently moved to this area and do not yet have a private physician to see. Until I do, or if a loved one visiting and requires care, I will not hesitate to go to this location again.

  • DoctorsNow Walk-In Care, Johnston
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    8779 Northpark Dr Johnston, IA 50131
    Open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Sep 2019

    I was not feeling well, and allow me to say that they are an efficient and effective team. I am glad that they were there when I needed them. Sincerely,

  • DoctorsNow Walk-In Care, Altoona
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    3770 8th St SW Altoona, IA 50009
    Open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm today
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    Reviewed on Aug 2019

    In and out, conveniently located, helpful and friendly staff and doctor. My whole family has been here before and we are always well taken care of. I am generally an impatient person who hates to leave Altoona, and loathes poor customer service. If you share any of these qualities, then you will appreciate Doctor's Now as much as I do.

Cities in Iowa with Urgent Care

There are 693 cities in Iowa with at least 1 urgent care center.


Neighborhoods in Iowa with Urgent Care

There are 813 neighborhoods in Iowa with at least 1 urgent care center.


Zip Codes in Iowa with Urgent Care

There are 192 zip codes in Iowa with at least 1 urgent care center.

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