About Mercy

Emergency & Trauma

Call 911 when you have an emergency.



Mercy offers two Emergency Departments that operate 24/7/365 at Mercy in Des Moines 1111 6th Avenue (VIEW MAP) and West Lakes in West Des Moines at 1755 59th Place (VIEW MAP).

If you have a sudden illness or minor injury after hours or on weekends consider our Mercy Urgent Care Clinics (VIEW MAP) or our Quick Care Clinics (VIEW MAP).


Every moment in an emergency situation is critical. Evaluating, stabilizing and transporting the patient must be done in a matter of minutes. In the flurry of decisions that must be made, one choice is clear; where to go for emergency and trauma care. At Mercy, we’re dedicated to providing highly specialized emergency care quickly and compassionately.

Mercy is steadfast in its commitment to emergency care supported by compassion. Our spectrum of care provides a complete package from training EMS professionals to caring for our youngest patients, and treating the most serious trauma cases.

Mercy's Emergency Department is rated one of the best in the country in patient satisfaction.

For Providers:

To request a patient transfer to Mercy Medical Center—Des Moines, call Mercy Connect at (877) 88-MERCY.

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

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