Des Moines

Location Information

1607 E 33rd St, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152667622

The Dr. Nick Palmer / Jim Ellefson Free Medical Clinic is a free and low cost clinic located in Des Moines. The clinic cannot treat chronic conditions which require long-term care.


  • Acute care services
  • Short-term treatment for an injury or episode of illness.
  • Minor procedures
  • Removal or freezing of skin lesions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Suturing lacerations
  • Exploring for foreign bodies
  • Removal of sebaceous cysts
  • Referrals:
    • Patients are referred to Volunteer Physician Network for additional treatment
    • Patients are referred to Primary Care for more chronic conditions
  • Medications ‘ The Clinic provides a limited amount of medications to patients, such as antibiotics, allergy and respiratory medicines.


Open to the public.

Intake Process:

If you are unsure whether we can treat your medical problem, please contact them by phone during Clinic hours.


Tuesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No appointments necessary

This clinic is staffed by volunteers and may close early if no patients.


Self Pay, No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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