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Urgent Injury

Urgent Injury Wait Times

Urgent Injury Wait Times

West Des Moines:

Closed, opening Monday at 10:00 am

Ankeny:

Closed, opening Monday at 7:00 am

Walk-in urgent care, specializing in treating your unexpected bone or joint injuries.

When you have a cold, fever or other illness, you call on your regular family urgent care clinic. But when it comes to specialized orthopedic care, DMOS’ Urgent Injury Clinic provides you and your family walk-in access for unexpected orthopedic events, such as a sports injury, fracture or sprain.
Avoid a trip to the ER
In many cases, an orthopaedic urgent injury clinic can help you avoid the ER – where wait times can often be several hours before seeing a doctor. Plus, urgent care is much more affordable, and most people find that their insurance co-payments are less. Providers are orthopedic focused and trained, and we have a team approach with access to DMOS surgeons for immediate consultation when indicated.
You can count on DMOS Orthopaedic Centers’ joint and bone specialists to provide expert care that will help you get back to living – faster.

Our clinic is available for adult and pediatric injuries (3+ years of age) with:

  • Strains, sprains and minor dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Painful, swollen or injured joints
  • Lacerations, including stitches
  • Sudden onset of back, buttock or leg pain
  • Sudden onset of neck and arm pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Work related injuries (pre-authorization required)

When should I go to the Emergency Room?

  • A fall from 6 feet or higher
  • Head or neck trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident
  • Visible bone protrusion or there is an open wound over the fracture (compound fracture)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Large cuts and/or deep lacerations
  • Burns
  • Chest pain

FAQ

Should I go to urgent care or ER?

The difference between urgent care and emergency rooms is the severity of the health problem. If the condition is life-threatening, go to an emergency room. If the condition is a minor illness or injury, take advantage of the convenience and affordability your Urgent Care has to offer! We accept most insurances but we always recommend confirming with your insurance carrier.

Can I get a steroid injection at the DMOS urgent injury walk-in clinic?

If deemed appropriate by your provider, a variety of joint and soft tissue injections can be performed. Cortisone shots are injections that can help relieve pain and inflammation and can be prescribed and administered at the Urgent Injury walk-in clinic.

What is an urgent injury clinic?

Walk-in urgent care, specializing in treating your unexpected bone or joint injuries. But when it comes to specialized orthopedic care, DMOS’ Urgent Injury Clinic provides you and your family walk-in access for unexpected orthopedic injuries, such as a sports injury, fracture or sprain.

Is urgent injury cheaper than going to the ER?

Urgent care is much more affordable, and most people find that their insurance co-payments are less.

Is DMOS Urgent Care appointment based or walk-in?

DMOS Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic at both Ankeny and West Des Moines. Click here to request an appointment with a specialist. 

What are normal wait times?

Wait times can’t be predicted; however, we provide current wait times during open hours.

Locations

West Des Moines

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

The Urgent Injury Clinic is located on the second floor. Patient registration and check in are located inside the clinic on the 2nd floor. Please look for the orange wall & label of “Pod E”.

Phone: 515.224.4210

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

Ankeny

350 NE 36th St.
Ankeny, IA 50021

Phone: 515.402.4970
Fax: 515.402.4980

Hours

Monday: 7 – 11 am
Thursday: 4 – 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

Taking care of you from neck to toe

Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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Still not sure how to get the help you need?

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Our doctors have advanced training in their respective specialties

All of our doctors are Board Certified or Board Eligible. Additionally, our Physician Assistants and Physical & Hand Therapy teams are the best in their field which allows DMOS to be the preferred choice for comprehensive orthopedic care in central Iowa.