UnityPoint turns Waterloo, Cedar Rapids clinics into triage locations for those with respiratory illness

Unity Point St. Luke's Urgent Care in Marion, Iowa on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 (Josh Scheinblum/KCRG).
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - One of the UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care Clinics in Waterloo is now a respiratory illness clinic. This is in United Medical Park at 1731 West Ridgeway Avenue.

It will only triage and treat patients with respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. UnityPoint did the same in Cedar Rapids by turning its Westside Urgent Care into a Respiratory Illness Clinic, as well.

People with a fever, cough and difficulty breathing should call ahead first. Both clinics will no longer see patients for typical urgent care needs.

In Cedar Rapids, they've closed the Hiawatha Urgent Care Clinic as they move staff to Westside.

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms this weekend, like a cough, shortness of breath, and a fever, you can call the UnityPoint Clinic - Express at 319-393-0178 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule an appointment at the Respiratory Clinic.

If you are experiencing anything else that does not include respiratory symptoms, you can contact the Urgent Care Marion or UnityPoint Clinic Express in Hiawatha.

The Westside Urgent Care will only be scheduling appointments for patients with a respiratory illness.