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DMOS Orthopaedic Centers Urgent Injury Clinics

No appointment needed

Urgent Injury Wait Times

All times are estimated and may not be exact.

Urgent Injury Wait Times

No appointment needed

West Des Moines:

1 Hour

Ankeny:

30 Minutes

Walk-in urgent injury clinic, 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?

  • Fell from 10 feet or greater
  • Head, neck, or back pain resulting from a fall (less than 5 days ago)
  • Head, neck, or back pain resulting from a motor vehicle accident (less than 5 days ago)
  • Open fractures – when there is a visible bone protrusion or open wound over a fracture.
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Large cuts and/or deep lacerations
  • Burns
  • Chest, Abdominal, or Rib pain
  • Shortness of breath or lightheadedness

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 – Friday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

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West Des Moines

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry & Spine Center

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic 

Mon – Th 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Ankeny

350 NE 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic

Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Des Moines

1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

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