Mercy Clinics

Mercy Clinics is central Iowa’s largest multi-specialty clinic system, featuring an extensive network of primary care and specialty health care providers offering comprehensive care for the entire family. Since 1983, Mercy Clinics has led the way in improving quality through innovative care management practices.  

For assistance locating a primary care physician close to your home, work or school, call Mercy Clinics Access 2 Health at (515) 2HEALTH (243-2584). With one call, you can find a doctor, schedule an appointment or speak with a nurse. Or, use the links below to search for a provider or clinic location.

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Since opening our first clinic in August, 1983, Mercy Clinics has set the standards for providing high quality care with compassion. In fact, we've earned national recognition for successfully transforming clinical care for patients with chronic illnesses, and our distinctive, award-winning Mercy Health Coach Program was the first in the area to offer a one-on-one approach to helping patients improve their health.

While we’re proud of our accomplishments, our greatest privilege is to serve our patients and communities. Thank you for choosing Mercy Clinics as your preferred provider. We look forward to continuing our service to you and your family for years to come.

Clinics History

Mercy Clinics was created with the primary goal of providing convenient and accessible health care to central Iowans – a vision shared by then Chief of Medical Staff Steve Gleason, D.O., and Mercy CEO Patricia Sullivan. That vision became a reality when the first Mercy Clinic opened at Valley West Mall in August 1983. In the months that followed, Mercy opened five additional family practice clinics – including locations in downtown Des Moines and Indianola – and before long, several specialty services were added to Mercy Clinics as well.  

During the next 30 years, Mercy Clinics continued to expand services throughout the Des Moines metro area, building new clinics and modifying existing clinics to meet the health care needs of the community. Steady growth was driven by an increased demand for convenient access to vital services offered by health care professionals.

Today, Mercy Clinics proudly operates more than 50 clinics – including family practice, specialty, urgent care and pediatric clinics – in Polk, Dallas, Warren, Guthrie, Webster and Wapello counties. 

Mercy Clinics is home to the most advanced treatments, many of which are exclusive services only offered by professionals at Mercy. With more than 150 physicians, 110 mid-level providers and more than 1,000 non-provider nursing and support staff, Mercy Clinics can deliver the best possible experiences and outcomes for patients of all ages. 


Fees for office visits vary, depending on the scope of care and the time required for evaluation and treatment. are additional charges not included in the office visit fee.

Mercy Clinics accepts most insurance plans. Please refer to your insurance provider directory for a complete list of participating physicians and verify that your insurance plan is accepted when calling to schedule an appointment. If your insurance is a co-payment plan or one in which our clinic does not participate, we ask that you pay at the time of service. If your insurance plan requires you to have a referral, please obtain this referral from your primary care physician prior to your scheduled appointment.

If you have questions about your bill, please contact a patient account representative at (515) 643-2519.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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