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At McFarland Clinic, we know urgent healthcare needs arise at all times. That is why we’re ready to provide you care after hours. The After Hours Care Clinic at McFarland Clinic, (formerly called Urgent Care) offers increased access to the trusted providers, nurses and support staff you have come to rely upon.

What is After Hours Care?
The McFarland After Hours Care Clinic provides care for acute, non-emergent health problems or injuries that require immediate attention. The After Hours Care Clinic is available during evenings and weekends by appointment only. You do not have to be an established McFarland Clinic patient to be served in the After Hours Care Clinic.
  • Ames After Hours - 515-956-4044
  • Ames Express Care - 515-956-4100
  • Marshalltown Express Care - 641-844-5200

For more information about locations and hours, click here.

Follow-up care, if necessary, will be coordinated with your primary care provider. The After Hours Care Clinic is not meant to take the place of your primary care provider.

If you are experiencing a health emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
First Nurse Call Center 

The First Nurse Call Center is a free, confidential health information service staffed by registered nurses 24 hours a day. Individuals can call and speak to a nurse for healthcare advice, resources and referrals, a service that is especially useful when a doctor's office may not be available. Available 24 hours, First Nurse can be reached by calling:

  • Ames: 515-239-6877
  • Marshalltown: 641-754-6877
  • Anywhere in Iowa: 800-524-6877


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