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 Information
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. Express at Lindale is only offering the Pfizer vaccine at this time.
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.
Effective Monday, June 28, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital will implement several changes to its visitor restriction policy as our community recovers from the pandemic and we see an increase in vaccination rates.
Visiting hours will be extended from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hospital visitors are still limited to two visitors per patient, per room. However, the visiting age has been lowered to include children 12 and older.
St. Luke’s Behavioral Health units on 1W and 3E will now follow hospital policy. 2E will only allow one visitor during limited hours and no children under 18.
At St. Luke’s Center for Women’s and Children Health, one support person plus two visitors will be allowed. These are to be consistent visitors throughout the stay. Siblings of any age can be considered one of the visitors and there are no restrictions on visiting hours. NICU patients may have two visitors (birth parents/guardians). No sibling visitors. Two visitors will be allowed on the pediatrics unit. No sibling visitors.
- 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 at a time.
- Visitors must be screened, have a badge provided, and wear a mask or no entry.
- Birth Care patients may have one support person and two visitors. Visitors consistent throughout stay.
- NICU patients may have two visitors (birth parents/guardians). No sibling visitors.
- Pediatrics patients may have two visitors. 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.
- No animals allowed except for official service animals.
- Chaplain/Clergy can visit. They can be a third visitor for the patient.
No Visitors Allowed In:
- No visitors in COVID-positive or COVID-pending symptomatic patient rooms. See end-of-life visitor policy for COVID-positive patients.