HCMH Walk-In Clinic - No Appointment Required!
Where You Go For Care Matters...
When health concerns arise, it is best to contact your primary care provider, who can then direct you on the best course of action. But when health issues arise after hours, on weekends or during the holidays, visiting your primary provider may not be an option.
While not every illness or injury requires a trip to the emergency room (ER), there are times when emergency services are needed. Emergency rooms are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You should seek emergency care for limb- or life-threatening conditions, including intense chest pain, profuse bleeding, difficulty breathing, severe headaches, seizures lasting longer than five minutes, intense abdominal pain and other serious medical issues.
For minor illnesses or injuries, Walk-In or Urgent Care Clinics are the best choice. Walk-in and Urgent/Express Care clinics are available after hours and on weekends. Walk-In or Urgent Care Clinics can provide treatment for non-emergency situations, including burns, colds, cuts, allergies, flu, fractures, infections, sprains and more.
Where Should I Be Treated?
When you or someone in your family needs treatment, making the right decision as to where to go will save you valuable time and less frustration. Emergency Departments, Walk-In Clinics and Primary Care Offices are set up to care for your needs differently. Here are examples of where to go for various symptoms and treatment.
Choose a Walk-In or Urgent Care Clinic for treatment of injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening, bust still need immediate attention, such as;
+ Symptomatic and Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
+ Upper respiratory problems (sore throat, earache, sinus symptoms)
+ Allergic reactions (non-life threatening)
+ Minor skin infections and rashes
+ Minor Burns
+ Insect bites, minor animal or human bites
+ Urinary tract infections
+ Minor contusions or abrasions
You should always try to set up an appointment with your primary care physician before accessing the walk-in or urgent care clinics.
A primary care office such as the Unity Point Clinic-Humboldt office handles patients on a scheduled basis. You need to call ahead to make an appointment.
Prescription refills for medicines you take on a continual basis are handled by your primary care provider.
Your provider may request and annual or bi-annual checkup in order to review your health status.
+ Well child checkups
+ Preventive care
+ Medication refills
+ Persistent cold symptoms
+ Sinus infections
+ Ear infections
+ Rash or skin infection
+ Routine Immunizations
+ Wart removals
+ Pap smears
+ Flu symptoms
Call 515-332-2015 to make an appointment.
ABOUT UNITYPOINT CLINIC - HUMBOLDT
Do not hesitate to go to the ER or call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one experiences any of the following:
+ Chest pain or any symptoms of a heart attack, including severe chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath. Heart attack symptoms can vary from one person to the next.
+ Symptoms of a stroke including sudden dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, balance or vision problems.
+ Loss of consciousness (with or without head injury)
+ Abdominal pain (sudden or severe)
+ Head pain (sudden or severe)
+ Head injuries
+ Open fractures
+ Severe lacerations (cuts)
+ Injuries as a result of a car accident
+ Fever in the elderly or young children
+ Foreign body in eye
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