Respiratory Clinic Opens at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Tama-Toledo TOLEDO
UnityPoint Clinic has transitioned part of its family medicine clinic in Toledo to a respiratory illness clinic effective Monday, April 20. The clinic, located at 1307 S. Broadway Street in Toledo, will be dedicated to the triage and treatment of patients with respiratory illnesses and will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We continue to strongly encourage all patients to please call his or her provider before coming to our facilities in order to first assess symptoms over the phone,” said Sarah Brown, Regional Vice President of Ambulatory Services. Patients with symptoms that include fever, cough and difficulty breathing should call their primary care provider or the respiratory illness clinic at (641) 854-8500 to speak with a nurse and be advised on next steps. Calling ahead remains extremely important to limit exposing others to disease such as COVID-19. Outside of the respiratory illness clinic hours, patients may call UnityPoint Clinic Express in Marshalltown at (641) 854-8550 or the 24/7 MyUnityPoint Nurse hotline at (800) 424-3258. To prevent cross-contamination, respiratory illness patients will enter the building through the entrance on the east side, where a nurse will meet them at the door. Family medicine patients – or those with symptoms or injuries unrelated to respiratory illness – will enter the building through the main entrance, as usual. For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov or Iowa Department of Public Health at www.idph.iowa.gov.