Select Specialty Hospital - Des Moines

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Fax: (515) 643-8801
Referral Phone: (515) 643-3422
Referral Fax: (515) 643-8820
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Hospital Access
Parking garages are located next to the hospital.
Visiting Hours

7:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.

Please contact our hospital about any additional visitation requirements or restrictions that may be in effect (e.g., masking, number and age of visitors).

About Us

About us

Select Specialty Hospital – Des Moines is a 30-bed, all-private-room critical illness recovery hospital located on the fourth floor of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center (Main Campus). We specialize in helping critically ill patients breathe, speak, eat, walk and think as independently as possible. 

Onsite dining options

The following are available inside Mercy Medical Center:

Mercy Medical Center Cafeteria

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily

The cafeteria features:

  • Salad bar
  • Grilled or cold sandwiches and wraps
  • Home-style soups
  • Hot entrees and side dishes
  • Desserts and snacks
  • Starbucks® coffee
  • Assorted beverages



Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Weekends: 6:30 a.m. - noon


Hours: 5 a.m. to midnight, daily

Local hotels and restaurants

There are a number of hotels and motels near our hospital (some of which may offer special rates to our guests), along with a wide range of restaurants and dining options.

Pricing transparency

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is requiring hospitals to make standard charges public. CMS issued a final rule on November 15, 2019 that provides the details related to the required information. Hospitals are expected to update this information at least annually or more often as appropriate, to reflect current charges. Note the standard charges provided may not accurately reflect what any given individual is likely to pay for a particular service, as this will be dependent upon your insurance coverage and the terms of the insurance plan. You should check with your insurance coverage to determine if you will have, any out of pocket costs. Note, some charges may be subject to change during the year without notice and the timing of updates may affect the posted charges on this site.

Note that other healthcare providers who may separately bill the patient may provide some services in our hospital and that provider may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as our hospital.

For general billing inquiries, to request an itemized bill, or to pay a bill, contact our Central Business Office at (888) 868-1103. If you need financial assistance related to an outstanding balance due, please refer to our financial hardship policy and contact our Central Business Office at (888) 868-1103 to determine if you qualify for financial assistance.

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