Updates, Closings & Restrictions
Please Call Ahead Before Any Visit & Wear a Mask or Face Covering
To reduce community spread of COVID-19, we're asking all patients to please call ahead before visiting a clinic. If you have an appointment at a UnityPoint Health location, please wear a mask or face covering except for children under two years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Elective Procedures & Surgeries:
Starting Monday, May 4, the first phase of the community’s collaborative plan will begin with the reactivation of select surgical and other invasive procedures, as well as other select outpatient services. We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic and will expand the number of procedures available in the coming weeks if we are able to continue to meet our guiding principles safely.
Our guiding principles remain the same – protect our caregivers and patients, minimize contagion potential, reduce morbidity and preserve our healthcare system for the community we serve.
Luke’s West Entrance Opens Mon., May 11 from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This entrance is for patients and
visitors and will be staffed by screeners.
- The ED will still be segregated from the West
- Valet will resume at the West Entrance, SurgiCare, and
at the MOP.
Urgent Care Marion and UnityPoint Clinic Express in Hiawatha are open. Pediatric Urgent Care, Urgent Care - Hiawatha and Urgent Care - Westside are closed to support other work within UnityPoint Health. UnityPoint Health Virtual Care is also available.
If you need to be seen for an urgent care appointment and do not have respiratory symptoms, please visit Marion Urgent Care or UnityPoint Clinic Express at Peck's Landing, located at 1940 Blairs Ferry Road, Suite 104.
If you need care and do have respiratory symptoms, please do not go to Urgent Care. Instead call your primary care provider first to determine the appropriate steps to receive care. If you do not have a primary care provider please call 319-730-9532, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for guidance.
UnityPoint at Home: Home Medical Equipment
The Home Medical Equipment retail location is closed. UnityPoint at Home team members are focused on essential care, supply, scheduled appointments and equipment delivery.
Please call us (319) 369-8686 to schedule an appointment or to schedule a curbside pickup or a home delivery of equipment or supplies.
Birth Care Tours & Classes
As of March 16, Birth Care Center tours and classes are postponed until July 30. We will continue to reassess and communicate.
Expectant Parent Online & Class Resources
To preserve staff and resources, we will not be engaging in email correspondence at this time. To assist expecting parents, we have compiled the following resources for expectant parents:
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics
No walk-ins, please.
All UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics locations are closing at 5 p.m. the week of March 23. Your child's safety is our number one concern, all of our pediatric teams are working together to make sure you and your loved ones stay healthy during this time.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and for the safety of patients and team members - all UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics locations will no longer accept walk-ins. Patients should call for an appointment time at all pediatric clinics.
St. Luke's Hospital is further restricting hospital visitors, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in order to protect patients, staff, visitors and the community.
All routine visiting at the hospital will be suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community. The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness schools, churches and other venues restrict gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the exceptions listed below.
Please note in all cases a visitor will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, new difficulty breathing). Additionally, children under the age of 16 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.
- Obstetric patients may have one support person accompany them.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
- Patients who are at the end-of-life may have two visitors.
- Patients with disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their care, may have one visitor.
- Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety) may have one visitor.
- Minors under the age of 18 may have one visitor, parents, or guardians.
- Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor who must leave the hospital as soon as possible after the procedure/surgery.
- Patients who have an appointment at a Mercy or St. Luke's hospital-based clinic, laboratory, or radiology, as well as those visiting the Emergency Room (ER), may have one person with them.
All Birth Care tours and classes are postponed until further notice, with the exception of St. Luke's C-Section Class, this will still take place.
Visitors allowed must stay in the patients room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital.
Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.