If you are experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness, please call 911.
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Adult Emergency Department
Level I Trauma Center
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Methodist West Hospital
Blank Children's Hospital
Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, we are dedicated to providing care for you and your family when you need it most. That is why we offer emergency care at our four hospitals located in Des Moines and West Des Moines. Additionally, our hospital emergency departments are verified by the American College of Surgeons as Trauma Centers which means we have have the specialists, experience and equipment to save lives in emergency situations.
About our Emergency Departments
We have four emergency departments that are open 24/7 to care for patients when they are injured or sick. When you arrive at one of our emergency departments, you will be triaged (assessed) by our staff to determine the severity of your illness or injury. Patients are then taken to a room in the emergency department to be seen by a provider based on their triage assessment. Please know, it is our goal to see patients as quickly as possible.
In addition to our emergency departments, we offer several Urgent/Walk-In Clinics across the area to help care for patients with non-emergent needs. Learn more about our Urgent/Walk-In Care.