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 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.