UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Marshalltown will move to a new clinic at 303 Nicholas Dr. to accommodate its growing number of patients and providers.
The building, which is three blocks west of the mall, is about a mile north of the new hospital and about 10 blocks south of the express clinic which opened last year. .
The new family medicine clinic will begin seeing patients on April 25. The existing clinic will be closed on April 21 and 22 during the move to the new facility. The Clinic Response Department will accept and monitor calls during these closing dates from patients with urgent needs or questions.
The move to a separate facility is great news for the family medicine practice due to recent growth. The announcement means the Family Practice Clinic will operate in a different building from the rest of UnityPoint Health Hospital, which will move into its newly expanded facility in late April.
When UnityPoint Health first announced plans in December 2019 for its $38.4 million hospital expansion project just south of the intersection of Highways 30 and 14, the family medicine clinic was expected to have a place in the north wing. Now, this space will be made available for rental.
“UnityPoint Clinic has experienced phenomenal growth in its family practice clinics over the past three years,” said Carolyn Barko, regional vice president of clinical operations for UnityPoint Clinic. “Expanding our footprint outside the walls of the new hospital gives us the flexibility to continue to grow.