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General Visitor Information

After Hours Entry

For security reasons, the hospital locks its doors each evening at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m. you must enter through the Emergency Department at entrance 4.

ATM

We have an ATM located in the Allen Café on first floor near Elevator D.

Guest Computers

There are guest computers available for families and visitors in the Allen Café, surgery waiting area, the ICU Tower in the main hospital, and 2 Heart and 3 Heart in the Pauline Barrett Pavilion. Computers are for adults only.

Quiet Times

At Allen Hospital, we are committed to providing you exceptional care in order to restore our patients' health and allow them to return home. In order to do that, we are committed to providing time for them to rest. There is a great deal of research that indicates that a calm, quiet environment contributes to healing. Therefore, at 12:30 p.m. each day you will hear chimes similar to a grandfather clock indicating the beginning of quiet time. During this time the lights will be dimmed in the hallways, voices in the hallways lowered and we will not be providing treatments during this time unless medically needed. Quiet times will be from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. each day and 2-4 a.m. each night.

Sending Gifts, Mail, or Flowers

Any mail or flowers sent to patients while hospitalized will be delivered to their room. Because of the potential for allergic reactions, no latex balloons are allowed in the hospital. Mail received after patients have been discharged will be forwarded to their home address.

Mail should be sent to:
     Patient's legal name and room number
     Allen Hospital
     1825 Logan Ave.
     Waterloo, IA 50703

Vending Machines

Available 24 hours a day, located in the Allen Cafe, in the Admissions/Outpatient area, 4-Tower, 5-Central, and the Professional Building.

Wireless Internet Access

We offer free wireless Internet access available for patients and visitors. Select UnityPoint Guest WiFi to connect your laptop or iPad. If you need help connecting, call 877-374-0229.