Iowa has first pediatrics urgent care clinic

DES MOINES, Iowa - The MercyOne Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic is now open in Des Moines and is the first urgent care clinic in Iowa dedicated to kids.

"There's a misconception out there that children are just little adults. Our little population is very unique. Their body make up, how they think, how they do things and we wanted to be able to provide care for them in a setting that was uniquely for them," said Randi Belling, manager of the new clinic.

The facility is designed for kids ages 18 and younger and the entire staff specializes in pediatric care.

Decorations are in place to help kids feel at ease when coming in for medical care.

"When children come into a medical setting it can be very frightening, very overwhelming, and when you've got that kind of a psyche going on it makes getting better even harder," said Belling.

The new clinic opened last week in Des Moines.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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