Masking Policy and COVID-19 Vaccine Information
UnityPoint Health Masking Policy
Universal Masking remains in place for all patients, visitors and UnityPoint Health team members regardless of vaccination status. Everyone, including visitors, must wear a surgical or isolation mask inside UnityPoint Health facilities. If you do not have one, one will be provided to you upon entry. Cloth masks are no longer allowed for patients, visitors or team members.
We thank you for your understanding and helping us provide a safe environment for all patients and visitors.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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.
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.
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.
These are the current visitor restrictions in place at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital effective Wednesday, August 4.
- Visiting hours are 6 a.m. - 8 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 in the hospital at a time.
- Visitors must be screened, have a badge provided, and wear a mask to enter.
- Birth Care patients may have up to three visitor in the hospital at a time (one support person and two visitors). Siblings of any age may be one of the visitors. Visitors must be consistent throughout stay.
- NICU patients may have two visitors (birth parents/guardians). No sibling visitors.
- 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 on Behavioral Health units on 1W and 3E will follow hospital policy. 2E only allows one visitor during limited hours and no one under 18.
- 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.
- Chaplain/Clergy can visit. They can be a third visitor for the patient.
No Visitors Allowed In:
- No children visiting under the age of 12 (unless extraordinary circumstances).
- No visitors in COVID-positive or COVID-pending symptomatic patient rooms. See end-of-life visitor policy for COVID-positive patients.
- No animals allowed except for official service animals.