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Visitor Information

  • Select Specialty Hospital - Des Moines is a 30-bed, all-private room Long Term Acute Care Hospital conveniently located at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines (Main campus) on the 4th floor. With over 130 specialty physicians on our medical staff, we are designed to meet the needs of medically complex, critically ill patients who require a longer stay than a traditional hospital.

    Visitors are welcome and play an important role in helping our patients recover. The following information will answer many common visitor questions. However, if you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members who will assist.


    (515) 247-4400

    Visiting Hours

    Our hospital offers open visiting hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. There is no need to call us before you arrive, but please check in at the nurses' station upon arrival.

    Children are welcome to visit, provided they are accompanied by an adult and follow the rules we have in place for the safety and comfort of our patients.

    Parking and Hospital Access

    Visitors have several parking choices when on campus. Guests can park in garages conveniently located next to the hospital.

    Cafeteria Hours

    The following Café options are available inside of Mercy Medical Center.

    Mercy Medical Center Cafeteria
    Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily

    The cafeteria features a salad bar, grilled and cold sandwiches, wraps, home-style soups, hot entrees and side dishes, desserts, snacks, Starbucks® coffee and other beverages.

    6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
    6:30 a.m. to noon, Sat. - Sun

    Offers Starbucks™ coffee, muffins, cakes and pastries for a grab and go option.

    Hours: 5 a.m. to Midnight, daily

    This market offers all of the items normally on the McDonalds® menu.

    Local Hotel Accommodations

    Many great hotels are located in the area, including Double Tree and Embassy Suites. Please feel free to ask a member of our staff for recommendations.

    Holiday Inn
    1050 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    Phone: (515) 283-0151

    -Free high-speed wireless internet
    -Fitness center includes a multigym, stair stepper, treadmill, cross trainer and two recumbent bikes
    -Indoor pool

    Stay Bridge Suites
    6905 Lake Drive
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Phone: (515) 223-0000

    -Free breakfast
    -Free high-speed wireless internet
    -Pets allowed
    -Swimming pool
    -Fitness center

    Hampton Inn
    7060 Lake Drive
    West Des Moines,Iowa,50266
    Phone: (515) 223-4700

    -Fitness room
    -Complimentary breakfast