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

First Nurse can help determine whether your problem can be taken care of at home, or if you need to see a physician the next day. If you are advised to see a doctor, First Nurse will send documentation of your call to your physician's office.  When appropriate, you may be advised to go to the emergency room.

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.

We know you need good information to make good decisions. Our Multimedia Health Library is an online health encyclopedia—and so much more. In addition to offering thousands of
easy-to-understand explanations of medical conditions, symptoms, tests, and treatments, our Health Library provides hundreds of interactive decision aids and tools that will help answer your questions.



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