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.
Hospitalized patients can have four visitors in the hospital at a time. Except for:
Emergency Room, Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine and Rehab Clinic patients are limited to two visitors.
No visitors under 18 in Behavioral Health.
NICU patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other.
ICU patients can only have 2 visitors at the bedside at a time. (2 other visitors may be in the lounge area).
BirthCare visitors must be consistent throughout stay.
Patients at end-of-life may have visitors assessed on a case-by-case basis.
No children visiting under the age of 12 (unless extraordinary circumstances).
No animals allowed except for official service animals.
Thank you for following our guidelines and treating healthcare workers with respect. Violence is never okay especially in a healing environment.
UnityPoint Health COVID-19 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.
Patients and visitors should use our complimentary valet parking and enter through our West Entrance. An information desk is located immediately through the main entrance double doors.
Sending a gift
It's easy to order flowers or a gift or a greeting online for patients at St. Luke's.
St. Luke's believes having visitors and family present during
hospitalization may help patients in their recovery. In addition, we
recognize the rights of patients to have visitors while they are
hospitalized. Visitors are typically welcome from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., although some
units may have more limited visiting policies that meet the need of
their patients. In addition, we observe a quiet time
from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. each day.
Visiting from out of town and need a place to stay
If you're looking for accommodations close to the hospital, rooms and
suites in a variety of price ranges are available throughout the Cedar
Rapids area. Several facilities have a special rate available for
families of patients. Here is a link to the Cedar Rapids Tourism office with a listing of hotels and places to stay in our community.