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Ames Health Center

Women's Health Clinic

About This Health Center

Operated by: Planned Parenthood North Central States – PPNCS

Care No Matter What

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

Language & Interpreters

English
Interpretation by telephone available for other languages.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter when scheduling your appointment.

Fax: 515-362-8033

Appointments

You can privately and easily book your appointment online for select services 24/7. For the full set of services, you can call 877-849-0763 to book your appointment. Health center staff can also answer any questions you may have.

Our Ames health center will be temporarily closed for meal breaks each day. Please see below for amended hours:
 

  • Monday: 12:00PM-3:30PM; 4:00PM-8:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM-12:30PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM-11:30AM; 12:00PM-4:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM-12:30PM; 1:00PM-4:00PM 
  • Friday: 9:00AM-12:30PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM

Please note that we'll be closed on these holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
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Insurance & Payments

Everyone deserves affordable health care. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for health care.

I don’t have insurance or Medicaid

If you don't have insurance, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. If you’re worried about cost, ask us about how you can get health care that fits your budget.

Our fees are based on your household income. Please bring either a pay stub or unemployment documentation if you have it.

Other Options

Please bring the following documents if you have them:

  • birth certificate
  • pay stub
  • photo ID
  • proof of residence

If you do not have health insurance, read about health insurance options to find out how to get more affordable coverage and what to consider when choosing a plan.

I have insurance or Medicaid

We take the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health
  • Avera Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Gunderson Health Plan
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Midwest
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Interplan/Healthsmart
  • Medica
  • Midland's Choice
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Sanford Health
  • Tricare
  • United
  • BCBS Wellmark

We accept many private and public insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance listed, please call us at 877-849-0763.

Medicaid Options

Medicaid accepted.

Services Coverage

Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and STI/HIV screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required. Contact your health insurance company directly to make sure that the services you need are covered and what, if any, out of pocket costs you might have.

Additional Payment Information

Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been made. We accept:

  • Cash
  • Major Credit/Debit Cards

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Childcare Policies

We’re unable to provide childcare at our health center. For safety reasons children need to be accompanied by an adult when they’re in the waiting room. Only infants can accompany you to the exam room. Please bring a friend or family member to be with your children if you don’t have childcare at home.

Accessibility Options

We provide educational materials specifically for people with developmental disabilities.

Services Offered

You can fill your birth control prescriptions at our health center instead of the pharmacy. Anytime during business hours

You can come to us for services that don’t require a medical exam. For example, birth control education and supplies; emergency contraception (AKA the morning after pill); pregnancy testing and counseling; STD testing, and testing and treatments for urinary tract infections.

Planned Parenthood health centers are operated by regional Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations.

Learn more about our services.

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