Mobile Testing Center
The Iowa Clinic offers appointments for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing through a Mobile Testing Center Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:15am-12:15pm and Saturday 8am-12pm at our West Des Moines location.
Testing is by appointment only - no walk-ins will be accepted.
Patients with an appointment should remain in their cars for testing while limiting possible exposure to others. Doing this allows for us to keep our patients, healthcare providers and staff as safe as possible while being proactive to hopefully prevent further spreading of the virus.
Please note: due to delays in laboratory testing, it may take up to 6 business days to receive the results of your test.
Criteria for Testing
Possible COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or shaking chills
- Respiratory issues
- Muscle aches
- Loss of taste and smell
- Sore throat
Scheduling Your Appointment
If you meet the above criteria above, call 515.875.9268 Monday through Friday 7am-4:30pm, Saturday from 8am-2:30pm and Sunday from 8am-12pm to schedule your appointment for testing. After-hours appointments can also be scheduled online but appointment availability is limited.
DO NOT WALK-IN. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.
What to Expect During your Testing Appointment
When scheduling your COVID-19 testing appointment, you MUST:
- Have a mobile phone with SMS text capabilities or an email address
- Have a valid driver’s license or form of identification
Once you confirm your appointment, you will receive a text message or email with check-in information. The online check-in process is mandatory in order for our staff to complete your testing at your scheduled time.
If you feel this is a true medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency room (call on your way).
Scheduled for a procedure that requires pre-operative COVID-19 testing? Visit this page for details on what to expect once your provider schedules your testing appointment.