UnityPoint Health Masking Policy
The latest CDC guidelines indicate people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume most activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. However, this guidance excludes health care setting and UnityPoint Health still requires masks in all facilities where patient care is provided, including hospitals and clinics.
We thank you for your understanding and helping us provide a safe environment for all patients and visitors.
COVID-19 Vaccine Info
Walk-in Clinic information
UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is offering COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis at the new UnityPoint Clinic - Express at Lindale, which is located at 153 Collins Rd. NE. COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to individuals 12 and up on walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
For UnityPoint Clinic Patients seeking vaccine appointments
All UnityPoint Clinics are offering the vaccine during office hours. Patients may call their clinic to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Parents or guardians should call their child's primary care clinic or pediatrician's office to schedule an appointment for their child's COVID-19 vaccination.
Individuals who wish to receive a vaccine do not have to be a UnityPoint Health patient.
To date, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids has administered 43,621 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes first and second doses in Linn, Benton, Cedar and Jones counties. These doses are being administered through St. Luke’s Employee Health, UnityPoint Clinics and UnityPoint Health Work Well Clinic. You can check our UnityPoint Clinic progress by visiting this webpage, as it's updated weekly.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, to wear a face covering, social distance and wash your hands frequently in order to help reduce your risk of COVID-19.
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine from fact-based sources, such as the FDA and CDC. Please contact your health care provider if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Visitor Policy Updates
Please be kind to our team members if they remind you of our policy. We want to keep everyone safe.
Patients and visitors please enter through the West Entrance to gain entry into the hospital.
In outpatient areas of the hospital, such as therapy, visitor restrictions may be different as waiting areas are small, and we are enforcing social distancing measures. Thank you for understanding.
Effective Monday, April 12, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, along with Mercy Cedar Rapids, will begin allowing two visitors per patient including patients in the Emergency Department.
All other visitor guidelines will NOT change including no visitors in COVID-positive or COVID-pending symptomatic patient rooms. Our end-of-life visitor policy for COVID-positive patients is still in place.
No Visitors Allowed In:
- Visiting hours are 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Visitors must be in good health. Please do not visit if you have symptoms of respiratory infection. (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath).
- Hospitalized & ER patients can have two visitors at a time.
- Visitors must be screened, have a badge provided, and wear a mask or no entry.
- BirthCare patients may have up to two visitors at a time (One support person and one visitor).
- NICU patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other.
- Minors under the age of 18 may have two visitors, parents or guardians. This includes our Emergency and Pediatric Departments.
- Surgery or outpatient procedure patients may have two visitors in the hospital at any time.
- Patients with an appointment at a hospital-based clinic, lab or radiology may have two people accompany them.
- Patients at end-of-life may have visitors assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- Visitors must stay in the patient’s room during their visit. However, they may visit the Gift Shop or Cafeteria for needed items. They are asked to either return immediately to their patient’s room or depart the hospital.
- No animals allowed except for official service animals.
- Chaplain/Clergy can visit. They can be a third visitor for the patient.
- Behavioral Health Units (2E and 1W only).
- No children visiting under the age of 16 (unless extraordinary circumstances).
- No visitors in COVID-positive or COVID-pending symptomatic patient rooms. See end-of-life visitor policy for COVID-positive patients.