Work Injury Recovery Center

Description of Services

The Work Injury Recovery Center, located in the Orthopaedic Department of University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, provides speedy access to University of Iowa orthopaedic surgeons who have decades of experience in handling work-related injuries and conditions. We understand that time is essential in providing patients with optimal care and helping them to return to work as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on prompt consultation and communication with case managers, insurers, attorneys and employers.

The Work Injury Recovery Center (WIRC) provides:

  • Expedited scheduling of physician appointments, imaging and procedures
  • Specialist consultation including injuries to the spine, shoulder, hip, knee, foot/ankle and hand
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation programs for evaluation and treatment
  • Multi-disciplinary panel of orthopaedic specialists to review complex cases, make treatment recommendations and generate a report

Our Work Injury Recovery Center facility in Des Moines allows us to serve a greater number of workers in central Iowa, providing them with the same array of services we have offered for many years in Iowa City.

We work closely with central Iowa employers through our Des Moines location to help their injured workers return to work with optimal care and in minimal time.

The same physicians who provide outstanding treatment in Iowa City see patients in our Des Moines clinic. There’s nothing satellite or branch-office about our Des Moines operation. Our patients receive the same world-class care they’ve come to expect from the University of Iowa Work Injury Recovery Center.


UI Work Injury Recovery Center
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
01400-z John Pappajohn Pavillion
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 356-1113

UI Work Injury Recover Center – Des Moines
1601 NW 114th St.
Suite 240
Clive, IA 50325
(319) 356-1113