Masking & Visitor Policies | COVID Testing
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please see below for how to obtain a COVID-19 test:
Mild Symptoms or Exposure
Obtain an at-home test through Test Iowa or from another retailer or local pharmacy.
Moderate/severe symptoms or symptoms worsen after initial negative home test
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider through MyUnityPoint.
- If your primary care provider is unavailable, visit one of our UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care or Express walk-in locations.
- Don’t have a primary care provider? Search our Find-A-Doctor directory or call our Find-A-Doctor helpline at (319) 558-4858 to establish care.
For questions about symptoms, contact your primary care provider. As always, call 911 or visit St. Luke’s Emergency Department if you have a medical emergency.
Please note, the ER does not offer walk-in COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
To protect yourself, your loved ones and our community, all individuals 6 months and older should get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots, if eligible. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for FAQs and information about scheduling.
UnityPoint Health Masking Policy
Effective Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Due to increases in COVID-19 positivity rates, confirmed cases and high community transmission levels, masks are required for all patients, visitors and team members in all areas. These changes are effective Wed., May 11 at all UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids locations. This includes St. Luke's Hospital, hospital outpatient departments and UnityPoint Health Clinics in the Cedar Rapids region. Visitors will be asked to wear a hospital-issued mask upon entry to our facilities.
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 April 19, 2022.
Visiting hours are 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Visitors must be in good health
No symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath).
Visitors must be screened and have a badge provided indicating the visitor's destination.
- Masking Guidance:
- COVID-19 Community Transmission Level: HIGH
- Masks are required for all patients, visitors and team members
- Masks are required for all team members, regardless of vaccination status, in all areas of the facility
Hospitalized patients can have four visitors in the hospital at a time. Except for:
Thank you for following our guidelines and treating healthcare workers with respect. Violence is never okay especially in a healing environment.