Don't Delay Emergency Care
We are fully equipped to provide care for all patients, in all situations, all the time.
We're taking extra precautions to keep you safe during COVID-19. St. Luke's Emergency Department is open 24/7 and is designed to keep people with symptoms of respiratory illness and those with other ailments in separate areas. If you or a loved one experience symptoms of heart attack or stroke, do not hesitate to call 911 or visit the emergency department. Any delay could result in long-term health effects or even death.
24/7/365 Emergency Care
The next time a minor illness or injury has you thinking about a trip to the Emergency Room, reserve your spot in line, online. You can avoid potentially long wait times and crowded waiting rooms by selecting a time that's convenient for you and wait from the comfort of your home.
Heart Attack & Stroke Symptoms
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Discomfort in chest, arms, back, neck, shoulder or jaw
- Weakness, numbness or loss of movement in your face, arm or leg, especially if it's only on one side.
- Trouble speaking, understanding others or confusion
- Loss of balance
St. Luke's Emergency Services
When you have a medical emergency every minute counts. Call 911 and tell first responders to take you to St. Luke's. Our Emergency Room is open 24/7. We offer the most experienced hospital ER team in Cedar Rapids, who are specially trained to respond rapidly, appropriately and efficiently to any health care emergency.
Did you know St. Luke's beats the national average when it comes to fast heart attack care? It's a nationwide goal for ERs to open blocked heart arteries in 90 minutes or less. Last year St. Luke's average was 57 minutes and its fastest time was 15 minutes.
St. Luke's has earned the Chest Pain Center Accreditation with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and Resuscitation from the American College of Cardiology based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. St. Luke's is the first hospital in Iowa to achieve this accreditation.
ER Medical Director Dr. Ryan Sundermann talks about the steps our hospital and the ER has in place to keep patients safe during COVID-19.
For patients in rural areas, critical condition or who need transportation to distant facilities, our LifeGuard Air Ambulance is available around-the-clock to help transport patients in Iowa and surrounding areas to St. Luke's.
Because health matters don't always occur during convenient times, our Three Urgent Care Clinics offer locations throughout the Cedar Rapids metro area to treat your family's minor illnesses or injuries when your primary physician is not available.