First Nurse Call Center

First Nurse Call Center

The Mary Greeley Medical Center First Nurse Call Center provides thoughtful health care advice, resources and referrals. It is a free, confidential health information service staffed by registered nurses. 

Available 24 hours, First Nurse can be reached by calling:  

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

Please be prepared to give the name of your physician, the medications you are taking and any health problems you may have.

First Nurse does not replace 911.  In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.

What to Expect When You Call

First Nurse

Call a Mary Greeley registered nurse
24 hours a day. You can also find health
information by searching our
online Health Library

A child with a fever, a spouse with a stomach ache, a parent with hearing problems: We’ve all had illnesses or healthcare questions that cause us to puzzle over whether to visit the emergency room, schedule an appointment with a family physician, or find an appropriate specialist. That’s when Mary Greeley Medical Center First Nurse Call Center can help.

First Nurse is an on-call service for your physician. After evaluation, you will be referred to the appropriate level of care. Please note that antibiotics and refill requests need to be filled by your physician's office during regular clinic hours.

First Nurse is a community service provided by Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Symptom Checker & Health Library

Where does it hurt? Use our interactive Symptom Checker to help decide what treatment works best for you.

Are you curious about improving your health, or want to learn more about a condition or treatment? Our online health encyclopedia has thousands of easy-to-understand explanations of medical conditions, symptoms, tests, and treatments, as well as hundreds of interactive decision aids and tools that will help answer your questions. Check out our Multimedia Health Library to learn more.


Request an Appointment

Schedule your appointment with a primary care physician or specialist.

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