University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) has announced plans to open two urgent care clinics in the Quad Cities.
According to a news release, the clinics will open in Davenport and Bettendorf, expanding patient access. The first urgent care is expected to open this winter at 2705 E 53rd St., Davenport. A second urgent care is planned to open in 2024 at 865 Lincoln Road in Bettendorf, where the health system already has local services in family medicine, dermatology and pediatric specialty care.
“Our goal is to provide more convenient access and continuity of care for our patients and employees who live in the Quad Cities area,” says Douglas Van Daele, MD, vice dean for clinical affairs, Carver College of Medicine, in the release. “By increasing same-day care access, we’re showing our commitment to keeping health care local wherever we can.”
According to the release, these new locations will be walk-in clinics with extended hours that are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Patients can be seen at any UIHC urgent care location. Patients may schedule a visit through MyChart or using an online scheduling tool which also allows patients to view current wait times. Walk-ins are also welcome.
“We’re thrilled to offer these same-day care services and connection to UIHC expertise in the Quad Cities,” says Rachel Kirchner, director of clinical services with UI Community Clinics, in the release. “We recognize that providing access to these types of services locally is important to existing patients and employees.”
UIHC is actively recruiting for these locations. A full list of open positions—from patient care to support roles—is available online.
According to the release, this expansion of health care services in the Quad Cities further supports UIHC’s long-term goals of supporting access to health care across the state.