Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, PHC will be opening a drive-through Respiratory Clinic. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday, and will be staffed from 8:00am to 5:00pm. It is intended for those that are experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Patients will not be guaranteed a COVID-19 test. They will be tested only if symptoms and other criteria meet established guidelines by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
About the clinic:
- It is for the evaluation of patients with respiratory symptoms only. If needed, tests for influenza and strep are available.
- Patients will remain in their cars during this visit as this location has a garage with doors on both the north and south side, allowing patients to drive through.
- All patients will be seen (whether they are a current PHC patient or not).
- Patients will not be guaranteed a COVID-19 test. They will be tested if symptoms indicate, according to IDPH guidelines.
The Respiratory Clinic is located just south of the Bery Engebretsen Clinic at 2401 SE 14th Street in Des Moines. No appointment is necessary.